The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: jivaspatoronto



The benefits of massage therapy might not be what you think. A massage can help you with many health issues. Discover more here.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy Written by: Neetu Thakar on March 5th 2014 The benefits of massage therapy go far beyond just relaxing! Everyone likes to get a massage. It’s a great feeling, taking time to relax and unwind from our stressful daily lives. But did you know massage therapy has many other demonstrable health benefits as well? It’s true! There are many benefits of massage therapy which have been proven through research and scientific study. Here are just a few of them. It helps with postural stress Modern people spend a lot of time sitting in a desk, and it wreaks havoc on our health. It can increase your risk of disability later in life by up to 50%! It can also increase your risk of heart failure, diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and more. In fact, some health experts have called sitting “the new smoking” due to its negative health ramifications. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to counteract the effects of sitting all day, and one of them is registered massage therapy! When you receive a massage from a registered massage therapist, it helps relieve the pressure on your lower spine and glutes, which bear most of the weight as a result of sitting. This can make a big difference in helping you maintain your overall health!

It Decreases Your Cortisol Levels Stress gets your body to increase the levels of cortisol in your blood beyond the healthy limits. This is related to the fight or flight instinct, where our body goes on autopilot in a high-stress state in order to get us out of danger. But when we put our bodies under extended stress for a long period of time, it can cause some major health issues. This includes thyroid issues, high blood pressure, lower cognitive performance, immune system issues, and more. Massage therapy activates your body’s relaxation system, which reduces your cortisol levels, helping you avoid all these issues. It Improves Your Sleep! Poor sleeping habits are on the rise in the western world, and along with them come a wide variety of issues. When you don’t get enough sleep, you end up losing the ability to think and perform as well as you normally would. You also increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more. Poor sleep can damage your sex drive, age your skin prematurely, make you depressed, and even cause you to gain weight. But when you enjoy massage therapy from a registered massage therapist, you may find your sleeping habits improving. You’ll sleep more restfully, and wake up feeling more refreshed. The Benefits of Massage Therapy There are many other benefits to massage therapy too. It’s been shown to help with carpal tunnel, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, asthma, scoliosis, arthritis, whiplash, Parkinson’s disease, and much more. And, of course, it feels wonderful too! To enjoy the benefits of massage therapy, stop by Jiva Spa Toronto! Our registered massage therapists are all trained and certified, and will help you feel your absolute best! Contact us today to make an appointment, and take the first steps in your journey toward better health today! Yours in good health, this is Neetu Thakar for Jiva Spa Toronto! Neetu Thakar is an esthetician and co-owner of Jiva Spa, a Toronto health and beauty spa, along with her husband Kam. With a passion for health and beauty, Neetu has been in the spa business for as long as she can remember, and this passion shows through in her work at Jiva Spa. . In her spare time, Neetu enjoys cooking and spending time with her children. Discover more about Jiva Spa Toronto, and how you can benefit from its many services: Website | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter |

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