3 Ways Massage Therapy Benefits Overall Health

May 1, 2016

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While some people think that massage is just a simple indulgence, here at Sanzo Wellness, we believe it’s more than that. Massage Therapy is a tool for better overall health and well-being.

Why do we think so? Aside from soothing stress and anxiety, it eases pain and helps control inflammation. Moreover, persistent tension on your muscles and skeleton can restrict blood flow and nutrients, resulting to poor posture, difficulty breathing, and sometimes, pain. Regular massage therapy can help you regain balance!

How else can it benefit overall health?

Massage Therapy relieves anxiety. Psychologists believe that massage therapy helps lower anxiety levels. While there are not a lot of scientific research to back this up, experts believe that massage therapy has this effect because it lowers the level of cortisol, a hormone responsible to the fight or flight response, in the body.

Massage Therapy reduces symptoms of depression. Massages are said to boost natural serotonin levels and encourages the body to produce dopamine and oxytocin. Research has shown that patients suffering from depression who received regular massage therapy had a level of depression that was less by 73%.

Massage Therapy lowers blood pressure. Going through a stressful time? Massage therapy helps the body return to a state of biochemical balance; hence lowering blood pressure by significant amounts, although temporary.

Here at Sanzo Wellness, we prioritize our client’s overall well-being. Experience healing through massage, book an appointment today!

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