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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

The Mental & Physical Benefits of Getting Massages

While getting a massage is often viewed as a form of pampering yourself every now and then, it’s also been proven to help support various areas of your health.

From Shiatsu to Swedish massages, this form of therapy has been throughout human history as a medical technique. The health and wellness experts at Henry County Health are here to outline the ways that age-old technique helps to support both your mental and physical health.

Reduces Stress

While it's normal to experience elevated levels of stress from time to time, prolonged exposure to your body’s stress response can be damaging to your mental and physical health. For centuries, people have turned to the stress-relieving properties of massage therapy to reduce their stress levels.

When you get a massage, it effectively reduces your cortisol levels while simultaneously increasing your dopamine and serotonin levels.

Reduces Distressing Emotions

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to help relieve pain and enhance your overall wellness. But, did you know that massaging also your emotional health?

If you suffer from anxiety or depression, you understand how overwhelming these distressing emotions can be during an episode or attack. Getting a massage can help to ease these negative emotions

Relieves Muscle Tension

Whether you spend a lot of time sitting or on your feet, it’s easy to suffer from increased muscle tension that can manifest in a variety of aches and pains throughout your body. Research suggests that getting massages can help to reduce muscle stiffness and its painful side effects.

Massage therapy is appropriate for the following common conditions:

  • Tension headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Arthritic pain

Primary and Specialty Care in Henry County

At Henry County Hospital, we’ve been providing compassionate healthcare since 1919. When it comes to primary and specialty care, each patient can expect individualized care that meets their needs. From education to emotional support, we focus on your individual health and wellness.