Massages are commonly treated as shorthand for relaxation in our everyday lives and popular culture. Their now cemented status as rare instances of self-care has diminished their actual therapeutic potential in the minds of most people. Massages are more than just an hour of relaxation, they are a great way to approach your own body’s wellness by purely humanistic means. No drugs, foreign substances, or invasive agents are involved in massage therapy, but the benefits that stem from it are plenty and durable. You might be surprised, in fact, to learn the many ways your general wellness can be positively impacted by massage therapy in Atlanta.
Stimulation of the Lymphatic System
The lymph system is the part of the vascular and immune systems that helps them in the circulation of surplus plasma and waste products. It provides an aid when an immune response is required of the body, as well when an access route is required for surplus plasma in the circulatory system. Massage therapy gently works and stimulates the lymphatic system, therefore managing to improve upon waste removal from the body and the organism’s immune function against any toxic invaders.
Reduced Muscle Pain and Tension
One of the more obvious effects of massage therapy is the relief of muscle pain and tension. Soreness caused by multiple factors, be them excessive exercising, bad posture, and damaging movements, and they can really take a toll on your daily life. No one likes to live their life sore, particularly when muscle pain can be quite incapacitating. The stress of our daily lives can equally create a lot of tension in our muscles, which can lead to cramps and knots. Massage therapy can help treat these symptoms, easing your muscles into relaxation by way of careful stimulation. If you find yourself victim to general muscle soreness and stress, you can trust massage therapy to help you feel more comfortable in your own body.
Release of Endorphins
Massages can lead to the release of endorphins and serotonin into the body. The former is released by the body to alleviate pain when such a reaction is needed, while the latter is commonly associated as the contributor of happy and positive feelings. This is why, studies by the Psychological Bulletin, have found, massage therapy can help reduce anxiety and depression in the subject. The release of endorphins soothes the body of general pain, subsequently improving upon the person’s sleep quality. These effects lead to more positive effects in and of themselves, creating a chain reaction that can help you improve upon your overall quality of life through the therapeutic process.
Massage Therapy in Atlanta
Through a variety of different massage techniques, such as Cupping and Pressure Point Release and Stretch Thai Therapy, the expert physical therapists at the Park Ave Cosmetic Center are able to provide a pleasant experience all the while providing relief to the pains of the body. A monthly session can do unimaginable wonders for the body. You only have to book your first appointment (through our convenient website) to get started on such a journey.