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HOW CAN MASSAGE HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH?

Stress plays a large role in both physical and mental aspects of our well-being, and there is no lack of findings that can cause stress in our day-to-day lives i.e. workplace, relationships, finances, a pandemic, and so on!


Finding healthy coping strategies for dealing with stress can help us manage both physical and mental health related issues. While most of us know that massage is fantastic for physical health, science also proves that routine massage has extensive effects on our mental health.

HEALTH TIP: BOOKING A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE MASSAGE WEEKLY OR MONTHLY CAN HELP TRANSFORM YOUR BODY, MIND AND PRODUCTIVITY. 

IMPROVED SLEEP

 

Getting plenty of regular sleep is an essential part of any wellness routine. Without it, we are more susceptible to a range of physical and mental problems. The effects of increased blood circulation, lowered heart rate, and relaxed muscles can help you sleep more easily and for longer.
 

RELIEVE DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS 


Clinical studies have proven the benefits of receiving massage therapy can ease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Please note: If you do suffer from depression or anxiety and need help to talk to someone, massage is a useful component in helping you, however, it will never replace professional help. 
 

PROMOTE FEELINGS OF WELLBEING


Oxytocin is known as the “love drug" or "love hormone". When people connect via touch or a hug, oxytocin is released, promoting deep feelings of wellbeing, ease, and comfort. The expert touch of a massage therapist can get that hormone flowing using a safe and gentle approach for the individual.
 

REDUCED STRESS LEVELS 


Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” that regulates our metabolism and immunity. With increased levels of cortisol, we feel exhausted, anxious, and tense. Extensive periods of stress and elevated levels of cortisol can lead to a range of health problems. Massage has been proven to reduce levels of cortisol. 
 

REFRESH & RESET


Living with a mental illness is energy consuming and exhausting. Getting out of bed in the morning can feel impossible, let alone working with a clear head. Because massage aids fluid circulation, you can feel more energised and focused, dispelling feelings of fatigue and lethargy. Having a treatment gives you the opportunity to step away from your workplace and help give you perspective. This can help you return to your tasks with a fresh body and mind.

INCREASE HAPPY 

NEUROTRANSMITTERS


Many antidepressant medications work by raising low levels of serotonin in the brain. Scientists have discovered that massage therapy can boost both serotonin and dopamine levels, giving us a natural lift for our mood.
 

HOLISTIC APPROACH


It is important to take a holistic approach to mental health. There is no one-stop solution or coping strategy that can instantly make all your problems go away. But teaching yourself to slow down, take care of yourself and others, and discovering balance is a great way to restore homeostasis. Routine massage treatments, as part of a well-rounded health and wellness focus, can have a huge influence on all aspects of an individuals life!

Better sleep
Headache
Rest and recovery
Escape reality
Refresh and reset
Happiness
Holistic approach