Massage is one of the oldest methods used in healing practices. It’s the process of applying pressure and kneading the soft tissue in order to release tension and built-up lactate in the muscles. There are such significant benefits to regular massages that many doctors are adding it to patients’ treatment plans. It increases blood flow to sore, stiff joints and muscles; it speeds up the flow of oxytocin, a hormone that relaxes and muscles and promotes the feeling of calmness; it triggers the release of natural pain killers called opioids in the brain.
7 Surprising Benefits of Massage
The benefits of massages extend far beyond just the relaxing of tense muscles. It can have a profound effect on your overall health. Here are seven surprising benefits of massages.
Boosts Immunity. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai found in a small study done in 2010 that people who received massages experience an increase in white blood cells, what’s needed to help fight disease.
Improves Sleep. Massage can help you sleep more deeply. It releases serotonin which eases tension and relaxes your body.
Reduces Anxiety and Depression. Massages help to release endorphins in your body, which help you to feel happier, energized and more at ease.
Speeds Healing. Massage enhances blood flow and circulation by directing oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to and from muscles and internal organs. This helps improves blood flow aiding in healing and recovery of injuries.
Helps with Digestion. Stress can negatively impact your digestive system. Full-body massages can stimulate peristalsis, which moves food through your intestines.
Improves Skin. Oils and scrubs used during massage exfoliates your skin allowing fresh skin cells to emerge.
Improves Flexibility. Massage stimulates the production of the body’s natural joint lubricants to help improve flexibility and range of motion.
Get a Customized Massage Today!
Our massage therapists are experienced in creating relaxing environments that will make you feel at ease. They take the time to understand your concerns and adjust your massage so you can get maximum benefit. We offer a range of massage styles as well as add-ons/enhancements to further customize your session. Check out our Massage Pricing page for more information on what we have available. You can give us a call, 734-454-6400, or request an appointment online, https://wellnesscenterofplymouth.com/request-appointment/.
Satisfied Massage Clients:
“I’ve been going to this place for awhile and getting massages for years. And I can confidently say this place is fantastic! The staff is super friendly and they aren’t pushy like some other places can be. They don’t push up-sells at you (though I HIGHLY recommend the sugar foot scrub with a massage, it’s amazing!). I cannot stress enough how fantastic the massages offered here are. I haven’t had a bad massage here yet. I’ve never been to the chiropractic part of the Wellness Center however sometimes my masseuse will give me some tips on how to better my posture and they really help. If your looking for a place to go to have regular massages, or even just one to treat yourself every so often, I highly recommend the Wellness Center of Plymouth. They’re not pushy, there’s no contract, and the service is great!”
– Jenny S
“I went for a therapeutic massage on Saturday with Matt. I quickly found that he was very professional and experienced with Sports massage and pain relief from all types of injuries. To be honest, I was a little nervous at first but was relieved once I realized his level of expertise.
This was my first appointment with him but it was well worth it. Thank you.”
– Vince C
“I had my massage with Matt and it was unbelievable. Hands down the best massage I’ve had. He really takes pride in what he does and makes you feel so comfortable. Walked out of there feeling like a new person. I’ll be recommending everyone to go see him!”
– DevTiff W.