3 Surprising Facts About Massage Therapy

It’s easy to underestimate the value of massage therapy. It seems like such a simple and indulgent thing that we tend to think of it as more of a form of entertainment than an important way that we can promote good health and wellbeing. If you think massage is just something people do to enjoy themselves on a spa day, here are three things about massage therapy that you might not have been aware of:

Massage Boosts the Immune System

Our immune systems are absolutely critical for our health. Ordinarily, many of our white cells sit dormant in the body waiting for something to do. Those white cells that don’t see action become aged and unwell. During a massage, blood and tissue that might otherwise remain sedentary will get circulated, and the white cells in those areas will be flushed out and replaced with healthy new T cells to help refresh our immune systems.

Massage is Restorative

Like the white cell that needed to be shaken up and released, much of our tissues struggle to replace and replenish themselves - an important function for our health. During massage, a great deal of tissue that might otherwise remain stagnant becomes fluid, flushed with blood and enjoys restored circulation. This will improve just about every aspect of our health, with better results after exercise, better sleep, and better nutrition.

Better Sleep

There’s nothing like a soothing massage to help you fall into a deep, peaceful sleep. Over time, massage can improve the quality of your sleep, making it easier to fall asleep and stay sleeping throughout the night. A good sleep pattern is essential to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. In reducing stress, pain and discomfort, massage therapy makes it possible for you to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Most people are surprised when they get their first professional massage. They never knew just how good it would make them feel.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Ann Arbor, MI today.

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