Unless you’re one of those strange people (not that we’re judging or anything) who doesn’t like having stress and tension rubbed out of you, a massage is one of the biggest pamper treatments you can have.
Thanks to good old science, there is now solid proof that massage has powerful benefits for your mental and physical health, including:
A 60-minute massage has the same effect on your body as a full night’s sleep, which may also explain the bed hair and ‘massage face’ it can sometimes give you.
Massage has proven effective in reducing the symptoms of certain disease states, helping patients feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Body therapy is also said to increase your white blood cell count, helping your body fight disease and infection.
Massage can help stimulate the release of endorphins, (the body’s natural painkillers), and reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which helps to lift your mood and lower blood pressure. It’s also shown to help manage anxiety and depression by increasing serotonin and dopamine levels.
Citrus massage oils like lemon, orange and grapefruit have also shown to increase positive thought and better moods.
We don’t know about you, but we’re taking this information as clear evidence that a massage is as essential to our health as exercise, water and spinach. You can’t knock science after all.
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