Everyone is aware of the physical benefits that you can get from a good massage, but did you know that massage therapy also has benefits for your emotional well-being?
Even a short 15 or 30-minute session with a skilled, experienced massage therapist can lead to significant emotional wellness benefits, including:
Decreasing stress hormones
Chronic stress is a serious health risk, but getting a massage is a great way to counteract the devastating effects that stress can have on our bodies. Massages have been shown to decrease the amount of stress hormones in the body, such as cortisol and adrenaline.
Increasing happy hormones
Getting a massage increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, which decreases the risk of pain and depression.
Enhancing immune function
By flushing out toxins and boosting blood flow around the body, massage can lead to fewer incidents of both bacterial and viral diseases. Any illness can have very negative effects on a person’s mental health.
Along with the pain relief that comes with the increase in serotonin and dopamine, massage therapy also physically relaxes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that may be causing pain. Pain is an incredibly powerful factor in a person’s emotional well-being; chronic pain can be so debilitating that people have taken their own lives for relief, so any technique to promote relief is vital for individual well-being.
Emotional trauma release
Some experts believe that muscles can remember trauma experienced and relive that trauma frequently if not properly released. A massage can create an effective release of this residual trauma, allowing the person to let go of the pain and let go of the cause.
Quality Massage Therapy in Tampa
For a high-quality massage that provides physical and emotional benefits, trust Rashad Arjomand, our incredibly talented massage therapist here at Florida Injury & Wellness Center. Specializing in highly therapeutic medical massage, Rashad will create a massage treatment plan customized to your needs and schedule. Request a massage appointment online or by calling (813) 973-4747 today!