Everyone is familiar with the relaxing benefits of a massage, but only a few are aware of what really goes on in the body to produce such effects. By understanding how it truly works, you will see why you need to get a massage in Folsom spas regularly, instead of just giving yourself the occasional treat.
How Massage Relieves Stress and Tension
Massage lowers the level of cortisol in the body. Also known as the “stress hormone”, cortisol is released when stressors trigger a rise in the body’s adrenaline levels, which then prompts the nervous system to produce the hormone. By reducing cortisol levels, a massage restores the body’s hormonal balance and contributes to stress relief.
The rubbing and squeezing actions in a massage also relieve tension by forcing the blood and other fluids that have built around muscles out through the urinary tract. Massage improves circulation, which helps in flushing toxic elements out of the muscles.
How Massage Relieves Pain
Body aches and pains, particularly back pains, afflict nearly 80% of Americans. In many cases, back pain results from muscles that have “knotted” due to overexertion, bad postures, prolonged sitting, and other similar reasons. These knotted muscles are also referred to as trigger points, and a massage targeted at these trigger points releases the knots, thereby eliminating the sources of pain.
Other specialized massage therapies offered in notable Folsom, CA massage centers like The Healing Station are designed to relieve specific pain-causing conditions, such as fibromyalgia.
How Massage Improves Well-being
Perhaps this is the best reason for getting a massage regularly. The feel-good effect of a massage comes from an increase in the levels of neurotransmitters that promote good mood. These neurotransmitters are serotonin, which regulates mood, sleep, and appetite; and dopamine, which helps control the reward and pleasure centers in the brain. By triggering a rise in the body’s release of these neurotransmitters, a massage can leave you in a better mood, with improved eating and sleeping habits.
How Massage Helps Fight Diseases
Massage decreases adrenalin levels, which then results in lower blood pressure and heart rate. Additionally, a massage stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, which leads to a slight increase in the production of disease-fighting white blood cells.
We offer a wide variety of massages including – Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Acupressure Massage, Reiki, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Cranial-Sacral, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy massages and more. To see a complete listing visit: http://www.thehealingstation.net/services/your-body/
To book your massage in our Folsom spa today call us at 916-294-9980 or go to www.TheHealingStation.net and select the “Schedule Online” link at the top of the web page.
(Source: What really happens in a massage, News.com.au, December 17, 2014)