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The Top 5 Massage Benefits​

Morgan Health Centers is currently not offering Massage. This information was retained for educational purposes. 

Reduce Stress
Anyone that has gotten a massage knows that it can be a relaxing and calming experience, but did you know that it can actually reduce your stress levels as well? Stress can cause a large number of concerns for your body including irritability, weight gain, sleep problems, and more. It is imperative to get your stress levels under control to have a healthy mind and body. Thankfully getting regular massages could be the answer to your stress problem!

Improve Sleep
Sleep is incredibly important to everyone’s physical and mental well-being. Getting an aromatherapy massage could help you get a full night’s rest. Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and is the practice of utilizing essential oils to combat different ailments. An aromatherapy massage uses lotions with essential oils and uses a diffuser to allow the patient to inhale the oils as well. Different essential oils can treat different problems you might be experiencing. Some of the best to treat sleep problems include lavender, peppermint, and roman chamomile. Request these essential oils next time you get a massage for a relaxing time and a restful sleep.

Pain Management
If you are someone that experiences any kind of pain on a regular basis then you are not alone. One study has demonstrated that massages led to a significant decrease in pain levels, and also helped patients sleep patterns, relaxation, the healing process, and more.

Detoxification
Many massage patrons have been told to drink lots of water after their deep tissue massage, but many do not know the reason why. It is because when someone gets a massage, your body begins to release toxins that are stored throughout the muscles.
The pressing movement and release during a massage help with the circulation of blood movement and the lymphatic system. Water assists your body in bringing oxygen, new blood, and nutrients to your muscles, organs, and tissue.
Massages also help to flush out waste products that are created by different cells each day. All of this helps to flush out the toxins that are built up in your lymphatic system. Getting rid of these impurities in your system can help to increase energy, aid in weight loss, and reduce inflammation.

Strengthen Immune System
Looking for ways to fight off the cold or flu this season? Well, you’re in luck! A massage could be the perfect boost that your immune system needs to get through this year healthy and sickness free. As stated above, massages help to increase circulation throughout the body. When this happens, it supports an increase in the activity level of white blood cells that are used to combat any virus or infection that it comes in contact with. This increase in cells helps to strengthen your immune system and cognitive skills before, during, and after illness strikes.

Risks of massage
Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
  • Burns or healing wounds
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Infections
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)

Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or if you have cancer or unexplained pain.

Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn’t ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.

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