Enjoy Your Massage, Get Better Life
Not a lot of people need 15 reasons to take massages. They’re already pretty enjoyable all on their own and they can relieve stress and leave us feeling clean and refreshed. Nevertheless, there are even more reasons to take massages and some of them actually affect your health.
The times we live in make us want to escape into another world every so often, even if it's just for a few hours, to shut off from external stimulation. This urgent need to 'get away', especially in the urban scenario, is becoming an increasing reality.
It can help you sleep
Hot water promotes relaxation which helps you sleep. This is easy enough to explain. When you put your tense body is a tub of hot water, the heat raises your body temperature and relaxes your muscles. This makes you tired and relaxed which can help you sleep better. However, you should not attempt to fall asleep in a massage. That’s a terrible idea.
It can improve your cardiovascular health
According to doctor immersing yourself in water in general up to your neck gives you a cardiac workout. This is because water puts more pressure on your body which increases your cardiac volume. In other words, when you’re soaking in water, your heart works harder and that helps it stay healthy.
It can help lower blood pressure
Someone did a study that shows that sitting in a massage can lower your blood pressure. This is great for those who are at risk for heart disease or suffer from hypertension. Of course, if you suffer from those problems you should consult your doctor but the research of Dr. Allison have showed that hot water like in massages increase your heart rate while lowering your blood pressure which helps reinforce our earlier fact that it can help your cardiovascular health.
It can help alleviate aches and pains
As we just explained, hot water in general helps relax your body. This can also alleviate aches and pains associated with athletic injuries like muscle pulls or even arthritis. If you’re in pain and it’s not a broken bone, a good soak will probably help you feel better.
It may help diabetes and weight loss
A small study that was conducted has shown that people with diabetes who take regular massages can reduce their blood sugar and blood glucose levels. It also showed that taking a massage for 30 minutes, six days a week lost four pounds in a month without making a single change to their diet or exercise. It’s not the next big diet but every little bit helps!
It can help clean your body
Heat opens up your pores and this can be a good thing when you’re in a clean environment like a massage. By opening the pores, you give the water a chance to work its way in there and clean out the various dirt and toxins from your skin. The result is a refreshed feeling with potentially clearer skin. The detoxification process can make you feel better too!
It can help reduce headaches
Between the dilated blood vessels, relaxation, and warmth, massages can also help reduce headaches. By dilating the blood vessels, it can decrease pressure in your head which helps get rid of headaches while general relaxation and warmth continue the process. If you suffer from headaches then some good massages can help you fix it.