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6 Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massages are not only good for relaxation purposes but they can also be used to help with pain relief in some instances. Specific massage techniques can be beneficial in the treatment of muscle-related problems like tension headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back pain, and plantar fasciitis.An increase in blood circulation

Massages help to improve the function of the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing waste and toxins from the body. This process can reduce the pounding sensation of a headache and decrease unpleasant swelling in inflamed areas.

Stress relief

Massages can help to lower cortisol levels and improve mood. As a result, the body will become more relaxed and in turn, stress can be reduced.

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Helps with pain management

Massages are thought to work well with chronic pain by decreasing cortisol levels in the brain which decreases anxiety. There is also evidence that massage reduces neuropeptide-Y, which plays a role in pain, depression, sleep disturbances, and motor function.

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Lowers blood pressure

The National Institute of Health found that massage therapy can reduce high blood pressure by almost five points.

Helps with recovery after injury

Massages promote the flow of lymph and blood in the body, which can speed up recovery time. There is evidence that massages can also reduce sensory and motor cortical excitability and increase alpha-amylase levels.

Improved range of motion in joints

Regular massages have been linked to increased joint flexibility, which helps reduce the potential for injuries.

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Besides relaxation, which is a benefit of massage therapy everyone can enjoy, massages also have many other health benefits. If you are ready to book your massage with one of our amazing students at Texas Massage Academy, give us a call at 325.646.4272 or book online here

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