You’ve likely heard the expression, ‘healthy body, healthy mind’, and it’s very true. Taking care of your physical health can greatly improve your mental health. The reverse is also true. So, when it comes to treatments like full body massages, which come with great physical and mental health benefits, it’s easy to see how they’re so popular.
You’re basically getting a two-fer; mental health boost and physical refresher all rolled into one.
Actually carving out time in a busy modern lives to do seemingly indulgent things like getting a massage can be tough. But never is a relaxing, restorative full body massage more necessary than in a routine that’s fraught with stresses, worries, and frustrations. A regular therapeutic massage is a great way to manage and improve your overall mindset, energy and physical wellbeing.
But we get it; if you’re going to justify the time out and money spent, you need specifics.
Here are six great reasons to regularly treat yourself to a full body massage.
Boost Your Mental Health
That daily grind takes a toll. Taking time out to care for your mental and physical health is essential, but we’re all so bad at doing it. ‘Me time’ is just so tough to find. Between work and family commitments, socialising, hobbies, and just the general busyness that comes with life, we often go days, weeks, or even months without a moment to simple stop, relax, and clear our minds.
A regular full body massage is a great way to work me time into your schedule. And, when done regularly, lowers your cortisol levels (the stress hormone), and can reduce depression, anxiety, and stress.
Improve Your Blood Circulation
Massages are a great way to improve your body’s blood circulation. They’re also a good way to lower your blood pressure, so much so that those with high blood pressure are advised to enjoy a ten minute massage three times a day. While most of us don’t have that luxury, a regular full body massage is a great way to keep your circulation in check.
Perfect Your Posture
If you experience general aches and pains in your body and poor posture, full body massages are very effective ways of improving back issues. In particular, you’ll find they’re great for relieving pesky back pains.
Regular massages, particularly head massages, help to release the tensions and stresses we hold that prevent us from having a healthy sleep pattern. Poor sleep hygiene can easily lead to insomnia, a mentally and physically draining condition that is thoroughly unpleasant.
Improve Your Flexibility
Regular massages with essential oils and warm oils are a great way of relieving stiff muscles and improving flexibility. It’s particularly beneficial for those suffering from joint pain and stiffness.
Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts
If you’re working to lose a little weight, regular full body massages trigger metabolic activity in your body. This, coupled with a healthy diet and exercise regime, is a great way to reduce your weight in a sustainable way. While diet and exercise will achieve this alone, adding messages to the mix will make your other efforts more effective, and make you feel great!
If we’ve convinced you that a little regular TLC is the way to go, we happily provide full body massages and other forms of massage therapy from our office in the heart of Northwich, Cheshire. We welcome clients from the surrounding areas of Middlewich, Knutsford, Winsford and beyond. Get in touch today to book your first massage session.