What Are The Benefits of Massage Therapy?

Having a busy life can take a toll on your body and on your mind. It can get frustrating when you start experience pain in your body or you feel overwhelmed. Why not get a massage? Massage therapy is a great way to relax and relieve yourself of your daily pain and anxiety. Here are some other ways massage therapy can help.

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  1. Body Pains:
  2. After sitting in a chair or being on your feet all day, you can experience pain throughout your body. Massage therapy is a great way to relax your muscles and eliminate pain throughout your body.

  3. Improves Sleep:

  4. A massage influences the production of serotonin, which is essential to the production of melatonin. Melatonin influences the sleeping stage of an individual, according to the Sleep Review.

  5. Reduces Anxiety and Depression:

  6. The weight of everyday life can make anybody anxious, stressed or even depressed. A massage can relax your nervous and reduce the anxiety, stress and depression.

  7. Improves Immune:

  8. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), “Massage therapy increases the activity level of the body’s white blood cells that work to combat viruses.”
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  9. Improves Mental Awareness:

  10. Since massage therapy can help to improve sleep, it can lead to the improvement of mental alertness. Massage therapy can improve energy levels, which can create a clear mindset.

Massage therapy is a great way to reduce body pains, improve your sleep, immune and mental awareness. If you’d like to learn more about massage therapy or even consider becoming a massage therapist, check out our program now!

If you are in need of a massage, check out our student clinic. It’s a chance for our students to get hands on experience with licensed supervision and a time for you to relax. Check out our clinic’s hours for both our Rochester and Syracuse locations to find a time that works best for you.


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