5 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy


Massage therapy is one of the most versatile, most effective, and most comforting forms of treatment available. Massages are relaxing, for instance. They relieve structural issues in the body and can treat muscle imbalance.

1) Relieves Postural Stress

More than just treating an injury or realigning muscles after athletic training, a massage therapist is able to realign the whole musculoskeletal system in order to restore balance especially after experiencing postural stress.  This has preventative medicinal benefits as well since a body that has regained postural balance or mobility is more likely to maintain that balance even under stress. Postural problems are cumulative, and massage therapy is a great way to head them off at the source.

2) Helps Mitigate Anxiety and Depression

By creating a calming atmosphere, and through the healing benefits of skin-to-skin contact, as well as the practical analgesic effects of massage itself, massage therapy is able to alleviate some of the symptoms of instances of anxiety and depression. This sort of treatment can have all sorts of practical benefits toward improving a person’s overall Wellness.

3) Improves Sleep

Massage therapy can improve sleep in several different ways. First, it relaxes the patient end provides relief from stress and the feeling of calm, which can help a person to fall asleep more quickly and experience fewer sleep disturbances.

4) Eases Muscle Pain and Improves Circulation

A trained massage therapist is able to isolate specific muscles or muscle groups to treat localized pain. Beyond that, as the different layers of musculature are stimulated and the body end of the extremities are thoroughly worked, the body begins to open itself up more freely. As the body loosens, overall circulation is improved.