A good massage is one of life’s great luxuries. Most people book a registered massage to help relax and unwind, but beyond just feeling good, massage therapy can also be used to address a variety of health issues.
A good massage is one of life’s great luxuries. Most people book a registered massage to help relax and unwind, but beyond just feeling good, massage therapy can also be used to address a variety of health issues. Here are just a few ways that registered massage therapy treatment can improve your overall physical and mental well being over the long-term.
It’s no secret that during a massage your muscles will melt like warm butter, but what many people don’t realize is that it can help them stay relaxed long after you’ve changed and gone home. Massage promotes circulation to tight muscles to reduce stiffness and edema (swelling) in the muscles and joints, as well as increases flexibility to help address the underlying cause of your painful muscles.
For your muscles to work at their best they need to have a fresh supply of blood and oxygen. Massage therapy helps to increase the oxygen flow throughout the body by relaxing your tense muscles. When oxygen flows more efficiently, this helps to decrease muscle fatigue helping you to have more energy for work and play.
Weather you spend your work-day hunched over a computer, standing, or performing a repetitive task, it can be easy to pick up bad posture habits. Your poor posture can irritate your muscles causing them to pull your further into your poor posture. Loosening your muscles through massage will helps to reset those tight muscles to their natural position helping you to break your bad posture habits.
Beyond feeling good during the session, massage also helps your body release endorphins (pain-killing hormones) that help promote healing, pain management, and feelings of euphoria long after you’ve gone home.
The benefits of massage can go beyond addressing physical symptoms, and can be helpful for people dealing with anxiety or depression. A massage helps to release serotonin and dopamine, your bodies’ natural feel good chemicals. In addition, human contact has also been found to be therapeutic for people who suffer from anxiety.
From the home to the workplace, our daily lives are full of sources of stress. Without an outlet to release that stress your body can become prone to sickness and illness. Beyond the relaxing your muscles and giving your mind a break, massage can actually help increase the activity level of your body’s white blood cells and improve the drainage of your lymphatic system.
Whether its from a tense jaw, or tight neck muscles running up into your head, there are a whole range of ways tight muscle can make your head pound. A massage can help address the root cause of your pain, tight pulling muscles, releasing the vice like feeling on your head.
Massage therapy can help with high blood pressure in two major ways. Firstly as discussed above, massage therapy is great for helping to keep stress levels low and in control. Secondly, massage therapy can also improve blood circulation, which directly affects high blood pressure symptoms.
While massage therapy is a great option to add to your overall treatment plan, it should not replace your medication. Make sure to consult with your health care professional when planning your high blood pressure treatment plan.
Most extended health care plans will cover a portion of your RMT massages. Most plans reset on January 1st so make sure to use up your RMT benefits before the end of the year! There are a limited number of RMT Therapists scheduled per day so make sure to book far in advance for your treatment. To indulge in a RMT treatment with your partner simply book a duo massage. As with all of our massages, RMT massages include access to the Scandinave Baths. Make sure to give yourself some time before or after your treatment to soak up the benefits of hydrotherapy.
To book your treatment connect with our reservations team at 604.935.2424.