Massages Offer More Benefits Than Just Relaxation

Massages Offer More Benefits Than Just Relaxation
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There is a need for massage

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the demand for massage therapy is on the rise. In 2017, more than 47 million people in the United States had at least one massage, and many of those people didn’t stop at one: Some 179 million massages were performed that year. In 2018, the number of people getting at least one massage rose by only about 400,000, yet there were some 35 million more massages performed.

Given that increase, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that consumers aren’t just getting massages for special experiences anymore. The study shows that in 2018, 60% of the massages were for people pampering themselves, while 62% had massages for health or medical reasons.

At Natural Body Spa & Shop, our skillful technicians have more than 30 years of experience. We offer the highest level of massage therapy in three states and 10 locations, giving you the best service possible.

It’s no secret that getting a massage is one of the best ways to relax your body. That’s your first thought when you ponder a massage, right? You probably look forward to resting and letting yourself escape for a bit while your massage therapist helps to alleviate your stress.

But did you know that massage therapy can do so much more for your body? Enjoy the relaxation, sure, but we want you to know about its many benefits that keep your health thriving.How do massages offer more than relaxation?

When you get a massage, your heart rate slows down, your blood pressure lowers, and your blood circulation increases, which gets oxygen to your cells and increases your body’s ability to eliminate toxins.

Massage therapy also increases your endorphins, which can give you a sense of pleasure. And it’s no secret that an elevated state of mind has a positive effect on your mental health.

Studies reveal that massages may also boost your immune system and help you fight illnesses like colds or the flu.

What other conditions can massage therapy help?

People are moving toward massage therapy to treat acute and chronic conditions. It’s known to help with these conditions, among others:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestion issues
  • Back pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Fibromyalgia

Our massages can help with other medical needs, as well. For example, we use techniques to relieve sinus pressure and to help take away your headache. Our signature massages can also lessen feelings of fatigue and speed up the healing of stress injuries.

In short, scheduling routine massages with our team at Natural Body Spa & Shop can help your overall health in ways that reach beyond relaxation.

To experience our excellent service in massage therapy, contact us at one of our award-winning day spas today.


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