Massage offers more health and health benefits than previously thought. Emerging research suggests that a growing number of benefits extend well beyond simple anxiety, tension and pain relief.
One of the most interesting benefits found is the link to improved immunity. Studies have shown that people who receive regular massages have lower levels of cortisol in their saliva. Cortisol, the "stress" hormone, is associated with lower immune function.
Cortisol actually kills cells necessary for a healthy immune system. Lowering this hormone in the body not only leads to a greater immune response to foreign invaders, but also reduces levels of stress and anxiety. Lowering cortisol levels has also been linked to easier weight loss and better health. Mental health benefits from reduced stress and moderating anxiety may be worth mentioning. However, your body has more advantages and can be regularly massaged.
"Studies have shown that regular massage can help high blood pressure. Massage helps reduce anxiety, which contributes to high blood pressure. May be one reason it helps regulate blood pressure."
However, there is another factor contributing to this function. The vagus nerve actually helps regulate blood pressure, and massage helps stimulate the movement of this nerve. The more obvious advantage of massage is that it can relieve and treat pain. It can be used to relieve muscle pain, pain associated with nerve damage, and even joint pain. Soft tissue manipulation helps increase circulation, which also helps heal. Enhanced circulation also leads to better skin tone and healthier soft tissue. This enhanced circulation and manual pressure also helps deliver oxygen and vital nutrients to cells. Massage is even thought to enhance the elimination of toxins that are carried out of the body through the lymphatic system. This lymphatic drainage is good, but it needs your help. Therefore, it is always recommended to drink a little more pure water after a massage to push the toxins faster through the elimination process. In general, massage is a good way to reduce stress, relax and enjoy some "you" time. If you're starting to feel a little guilty, remind yourself of the other benefits massage offers. Massage is a great way to complement a healthy lifestyle and diet."