How Often Should You Get a Massage?

It’s well known that massages can melt tension away and make the body feel relaxed. However, the power of massage therapy goes far beyond just creating a calming experience. Although the practice of massage has been around for thousands of years, it is becoming more and more mainstream for many. And it’s no wonder why people are turning to massage as a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. Massages are a versatile treatment option, being able to address a wide range of health and even cosmetic issues.

Pain Management

Countless people suffer with chronic pain, including the emotional side-effects that accompany that suffering. It is easy to turn to pills, however this option is often accompanied with undesirable side-effects and does little to address the mental stress and fatigue a sufferer endures. Massages are often overlooked as a serious way to manage pain. Yet, research has shown that massages are actually an effective way to relieve pain with little to no side-effects. By releasing endorphins, massages can greatly reduce physical pain, as well as, minimize the mental anguish that comes with chronic ailments.

Scar Therapy

Perhaps surprisingly, there are several massage techniques to treat stubborn scar tissue. Massages can speed up the healing process by increasing blood circulation, reducing inflammation, and improving collagen production. This in turn increases the elasticity in the area of the scar, allowing for the skin to repair the inflamed tissue. Scars are notoriously difficult to eliminate. Luckily, massage therapy makes it so you don’t have to suffer with a lifelong blemish.

Disease Prevention

The cost of massage therapy is often a deterrent for many frugal people. Conversely, it is extremely costly in both money and time to deal with health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic headaches, depression and anxiety. A common factor underlying these health problems is stress. Research has found supporting evidence that stress has a powerful influence on both the occurrence and magnitude of the negative symptoms associated with these diseases. Massage therapy not only acts as a preventative measure in obtaining these diseases, but also is a practical method to deal with the associated negative symptoms.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Seattle, WA today.

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