Many people get massages because they feel relaxed, relieved, lighter afterwards. The moment they get up from the massage table, it's like a new world. However, few understand why they feel so relieved, or what are other hidden benefits from a massage.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Nowadays, people spend eight hours for five days of the week sitting down in front of their computers. Desk workers develop an imbalance caused from sitting, which affects their lower backs and even their gluteals. This imbalance generates postural stress that presents itself in a form of pain. That's why, just laying down on a massage table, ready for a masseuse to work their magic, is one of the best solutions. Postural stress is very common, but fortunately there are many ways of getting rid of it. One can try standing desks, taking short walks during the day, stretching more often, or getting a massage. The latter being probably the most enjoyable solution.
Common stress presents itself in the shoulders and neck. That sort of stress isn't necessarily caused by posture, but by any other form of stress: long days of work, general preoccupation, bad sleep and also by those little thoughts that accumulate in the back of our minds and we never solve. All of that goes to the shoulders and neck. Solution? Go get a massage. It will relieve the stress from your upper body sections.
Why lay down on a Massage Table?
Why? Well, when you're on the massage table or massage chair, the masseuse will press the affected painful areas, increasing and improving circulation, hence relieving the pain. As a matter of fact, studies have demonstrated that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic pain in the back. So at Massage Tables Pro we ask you: why not get a massage instead of other treatments? Frankly, it's a no-brainer.
Furthermore, another fantastic benefit of massage therapy is human touch. Through it, there is a transmission of energy, and studies (more specifically one in 2005 published by the International Journal of Neuroscience) have shown that through massage therapy, levels of depression have decreased. Not just that, but other studies have shown that once people get up from the massage table, their anxiety levels have also dropped.
On top of all that, you get one of the best benefits: better sleep. It's pretty obvious isn't it? You're less stressed, more relaxed, less anxious, so you simply sleep better. Haven't you felt it? Even while laying on the massage table, sometimes you're already falling asleep, in fact you might have even fallen asleep! Get a massage and go get those eight hours of sleep more often!
Last but not least, it boosts you immune system. A study in 2010 conducted by the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine found that massages boosted patient's white blood cell counts. Magic.
These are just a few of the many benefits that you get from massage therapy. At Massage Tables Pro we encourage everyone to jump into the world of massages and start enjoying as soon as possible of all the benefits it brings.