Life will take its toll on your body and mind. The older you get, the more responsibilities you have, and if you’re not actively thinking about how your daily routine may be influencing your physical health, you may be affecting your overall wellbeing. Whether you remain active throughout the day or you sit down at a desk for eight hours a day, your body may experience changes that can be detrimental if not addressed by a health care specialist. Visiting a massage therapist can truly make a difference in your life; here are three reasons why:
Relief from Poor Posture
Poor posture can rear its ugly head in any walk of life, whether you’re employed in the field, or you work an office job, how you work determines the condition of your wellbeing. For individuals working an office job, your sitting position can make a major impact on your physical health; many office workers slouch or hunch over in their seats and doing this for hours on end can strain the body. Getting a massage from a registered therapist will help relieve tension caused by poor posture.
Helps Reduce Anxiety
There is a connection between physical relaxation and reduced stress & anxiety levels in the brain. One study that was performed by Umea University in Sweden discovered that individuals that received a massage from a registered therapist had lower cortisol levels (stress hormone) in their saliva. Massages have been known to provide a boost to a person’s mood, which can help people going through a stressful or anxious time. Stress and anxiety can make it tough for some people to relax and enter a state of comfortability - registered massage therapists know which pressure points to focus on to help patients enter a relaxed state.
Helps You Get A Full Night’s Sleep
The body has so much room to store stress & tension that it can make it hard for people to fall asleep. It can also be hard to find a comfortable sleeping position when your body is dealing with pain and discomfort all night. Staying asleep is a compounded issue and getting 8 hours of sleep per night is imperative for your overall wellbeing. If you can’t stay asleep due to bodily pain, you may experience circulation issues. A registered massage therapist will focus on areas throughout your body that are giving you issues and help you achieve a good night’s rest.
Schedule an appointment with one of our registered massage therapists today! Our team will provide you with relief from poor posture, help lower feelings of anxiety, and assist you in getting a full night’s sleep. For more information, contact us today!