Benefits Of Massage - Self Care

Many already view massage as an important approach to relieving muscle pain or as a means to relax.  Your body needs as much recovery time as it does workout time, and a massage is a great way to help your body recover from your intense workouts. 

Pain Relief; You may not need as much pain medication if you get massages regularly. -

Reduce heart rate; Regular massage helps to reduce stress and improve blood flow, thereby enabling the heart to pump the same amount of blood with less effort, which can lead to improved heart health. 

Improve lymph flow; The lymphatic system rids the body of wastes such as bacteria, viruses and toxins. Regular massage helps to promote healthy lymph flow by working to reduce fatigue and stress, and stimulating the body to remove potentially damaging waste products, thus maintaining its natural defense system. 

Massage Benefits

Improve skin health and nourishment; Regular massage helps to increase blood circulation, exfoliate dead skin cells and tone the skin, which encourages cell regeneration and assists in excreting waste products. The result is healthier, better-looking skin. - Helps work out contusions (knots) built up by muscular imbalance.

injury Preventions; Much like foam rolling and other forms of self myofacial release, massage can help break up knots, improve blood flow to the area and help you maintain healthy, hydrated muscle.