If you are in tip-top shape, you can bounce back pretty quickly when the day is a little more difficult than normal. However, your body and mind can only take so much stress and strain. If you experience constant intense-to-moderate levels of stress, your body’s ability to heal is compromised and your health and overall well-being dramatically declines.
Instead of dwelling on the stress itself, numerous studies have shown that massage therapy can alleviate the effects of stress. A Swedish massage, in particular, can help heal the body’s own self-regulating mechanism and bring you back into overall balance.
What Exactly Does Swedish Massage Do?
A Swedish massage in Folsom is a great way to end a strenuous week. In addition to being great for your relaxation, a Swedish massage has actually been attributed to numerous health benefits, as backed by numerous studies. Not only are you pampering your body, but you’re actually giving your mind a much-needed break.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
A Swedish massage has been proven to help reduce stress and promote relaxation from the different techniques a massage therapist uses during the massage session. The most common techniques include kneading, tapping, long strokes and deep circular motions.
Although how each therapist utilizes the techniques can be slightly different, they have the same effect. A Swedish massage triggers the body to release endorphins that are known to counteract stress.
Lessen the Risk of Depression and Anxiety
A regular session can change your mood from negative to positive, which helps stave off anxiety and depression. This effect is often attributed to the fact that a massage can lower the cortisol, or the “stress” hormone, while increasing serotonin, which then leaves you in a happy mood.
Improved Immune System
Recent studies have also shown that a Swedish massage or any other type of massage, when done regularly, can improve and strengthen the immune system. This is because it increases the number of lymphocytes in the body, which are white blood cells that defend the body from diseases.
Massage therapy is yet another way for you to manage anxiety, stress, and even improve your immune system. This is why it is highly recommended to allot the time for taking care you yourself and your own well-being with a regular massage.
To schedule a Swedish massage in Folsom or any one of The Healing Station’s body or massage treatments simply click the Schedule Online link at the top of our website at www.TheHealingStation.net or call to schedule anytime at 916-294-9980.
Massages Boost the Immune System, livescience.com
The Benefits of Swedish Massage, livestrong.com
Study Examines the Effects of Swedish Massage Therapy on Hormones, Immune Function, nccih.nih.gov