6 Lesser Known Benefits Of A Spa Massage

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6 Lesser Known Benefits Of A Spa Massage

You probably know the general benefits of a spa massage: Less stress, TLC for yourself, and the general feeling of deep relaxation. But did you know that there are other proven perks? Here are 6 lesser-known benefits of a spa massage.


#1: It's An Immunity Booster 

If you struggle with fighting illnesses, you may need to increase your white blood cell count. Recent studies have shown that therapeutic massages have been linked to an increased white blood cell count. The effects can even be seen in HIV-positive people, who have compromised immune systems. Therefore, if you need to have an extra line of defense during cold and flu season, schedule a spa massage.


#2: Massages Curb Depression

Sometimes situations in life can get you down and cause acute depression. In other circumstances, you may be learning to manage chronic depression. When you are feeling the blues, there can be chemical imbalances that exacerbate your depression. Massages can help regulate these imbalances by releasing hormones that right negative feelings. A spa massage can trigger the release of serotonin and dopamine which do the following:

  • Decrease anxiety
  • Soothe sore or tense muscles
  • Decrease physical pain
  • Help you feel calm

Therefore, no matter how you are feeling, a spa massage will most likely help you feel better emotionally. Individuals with acute or chronic depression issues will also benefit from the mood-boosting effects of a great massage.


#3: They Reduce Headache Pain

Individuals with migraines or recurring headaches will enjoy the pain-reducing effects of a spa massage. Tension headaches decrease when you have a calming spa massage experience. If you have chronic tension headaches, consider getting regular massages to give your body a natural way to relieve the pain.
Sometimes headaches come on without warning, but this doesn't mean you have to wait until your next appointment to get relief. If you're experiencing a debilitating migraine, give us a call and check to see what openings we have. A same-day massage is one way to get relief when you need it the most.


#4: Massages Increase Your Range Of Motion

Though stretching after exercising is a good practice to increase your flexibility, massages can give you an added boost. Flexibility plays an important role in injury prevention and your overall wellness. Massages can help soften your muscles by sending blood and oxygen into them. You can also help your joints gain an increased range of motion. Both of these factors make your more flexible and less prone to injuries as you age.
If you have an office job, being stationary on the computer can manifest bad posture and carpal tunnel syndrome. Revitalize your tired or under-trained muscles with a spa massage.


#5: It Can Improve Your Balance

Did you know that unless you're both right and left-handed, your body is most likely to be slightly out of balance? Some people have better balance than others. For example, if you work out regularly, both sides of your body will have more even muscles. If it's been a while since you have hit the gym, however, one side of your body can have shorter muscles than the other due to inactivity. A quality spa massage can help loosen short muscles and get your body more in balance.


#6: It Can Relieve Symptoms Of PMS

A woman's monthly cycle comes with a plethora of unpleasant symptoms that can make her feel out of sorts.

  • Mood swings
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Weight gain from water retention
  • Headaches

However, according to studies, regular massages can shorten or decrease the severity of PMS symptoms. If you're feeling out for the count from PMS, getting a massage periodically can help relieve the negative effects of your monthly cycle.


Get A Spa Massage Today

Now that you know some of the lesser-known benefits of a spa massage, why not schedule one today? If you have any questions about the benefits or if you would like to know what openings we have, contact us today.