Why Get a Massage: Benefits of Massage Therapy

Why Get a Massage: Benefits of Massage Therapy

Did you know that one of the best ways to unwind and relax is by getting a massage? Why? It’s due to the fact that getting a massage is beneficial for everyone. Check out the different benefits of massage therapy below:

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy

The main reason people get massages is to be able to relax and loosen up their body from all the accumulated stress and body tension. But what specific physical benefits are there?

Reduces muscle tension and stiffness

Massages relieve muscle tension, pain, stiffness, and soreness of the body. That’s because it focuses on tense areas of the body to alleviate the knots and tightness of the muscles in your back, neck, legs, and arms.

Improves circulation

Due to the pressure applied in a massage and moves the blood in a congested area of the body, it facilitates blood circulation. This in turn enhances blood flow, boosts body functions, and naturally lowers blood pressure.

Increases joint mobility and flexibility

Having regular massage therapy can help stretch the body, improving flexibility and motion.  Massages also help keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.

Boosts the immune system

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine conducted a study in 2010 which found that a massage can improve the production of white blood cell count. White blood cells help defends the body from diseases, therefore, boosting the body’s immunity.

Improves posture

According to Massage Envy, massages can help correct bad or poor posture. It relaxes and loosens sore muscles from bad posture, enabling your body to position itself to its correct posture due to loosened muscles, relaxed joints, and relieved pressure points.

Relieves headaches

Muscle tension and vascular headaches are the most common type headaches which goes hand in hand with neck pain. Since massages loosens up tense muscles, alleviates muscles spasms, boosts blood flow, and helps to relax a person, it can alleviate vascular and tense headaches.

Improves sleep

Did you know that a massage fosters calm thinking by relaxing the body and mind, which can result to a better sleeping habit? A massage releases serotonin, the hormone responsible for the production of melatonin, the body’s natural sleep-inducer.

Emotional Benefits of Massage Therapy

Helps with mental health

Whenever stress builds up, it puts a strain in our body, creating tension in our muscles. Getting regular massage therapy aids in easing the stress in our body. It encourages the production of endorphins, a feel good chemical of the body, serotonin, and dopamine, making us feel more relaxed and at ease, reducing our stress levels, anxiety, and depression.

Increases energy

Since a massage relaxes the body, it helps get rid of the stress, tension, and body pains that we have. This makes us feel refreshed and invigorated after a massage session. Our energy is renewed, making it easier for us to deal with our daily tasks.

Better concentration

Being stressed can distract us and makes it harder to concentrate in our work and tasks. And a massage can relax the body and mind, making it easier to focus on things better. This makes us more productive in our everyday lives.

If you’re looking for licensed massage therapists, then head on over to Invigor8 Gluta Spa! We offer plenty of massage services that you can choose from:

  • Foot massage (30 minutes)
  • Half-body massage (30 minutes)
  • Invigor8 massage (1 hour)
  • Shiatsu massage (1 hour)
  • Swedish massage (1 hour)
  • Hot stone massage (1 hour)
  • Add on: Ventosa (15 minutes)

You can also try out our home massage service! Book an appointment now and contact us at (049) 536 2277 or at 09667223706 / 09995378356.


Remalyn Estuesta

Remalyn Estuesta writes content for blogs and social media of Innov8tive Design and Development's clients. When she's not working, she's either reading YA novels, writing short proses, or playing video games.

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