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Benefits of Regular Massages

If you’re suffering from tight muscles in your back and neck, then it might be time to consider massage therapy. A massage refers to applying pressure and manipulating muscles, ligaments and tendons under the skin. The intensity of a massage ranges from light and gentle (often called “Swedish” massage) to deep tissue pressure. There are plenty of reasons why getting regular massages make day-to-day life better.

Pain Relief

One of the biggest benefits of massage is pain relief. Knots and tight muscles can cause a lot of discomfort and lead to headaches and problems focusing. When this pain is relieved from your body, you’ll feel and function better throughout the day. Massages are also linked to a decrease in stiffness and an increased range of motion for osteoarthritis patients.

Stress Relief

Another benefit is stress management. Stress contributes to knots forming in the back and neck muscles. Being in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere during a massage can help with stress relief. It also reduces levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) and increases serotonin and dopamine, which can help calm anxiety and depression.

Improved Sleep

An improvement in sleep is also a benefit of regular massages. Do you ever feel sleepy and calm after a massage?   You’ll likely sleep very well after receiving a massage and a good night’s sleep can improve alertness and productivity during the day.

Other issues that may benefit from massage include digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, strains, injuries and joint pain. However, a massage does not substitute for proper medical care, so we recommend consulting with your doctor if your issue is more serious.

While some patients may need more frequent treatment, we recommend monthly massages at a minimum. Are you considering getting a massage? Achieve Beautiful Skin now offers therapeutic massages using aromatherapy and essential oils. Call today to get more information, ask questions or make your first appointment! We’re here for you!

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