Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) at Wonderpoint Wellness are healthcare professionals that use massage therapy techniques to release and relax soft tissues of the body. Sure, it can help you relax — but massage therapy can do much more than that.
Benefits of Massage Therapy:
#1: Do you sit in the same position all day ?
Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress. Most often that stress tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck. But desk workers, beware. More advanced forms of postural stress show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals. Massage Therapy can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting. This means you can keep your desk job as long,
as you schedule a regular massage.
#2: Sore Muscles ?
Your body aches, your muscles are tight and swollen, and you’re in desperate need of a release. Deep tissue massage comes to mind, but is it safe to get one while you’re still super sore? Or will that pressure make your tender muscles feel worse? The short answer: Go for it. Post workout massage is a great way to flush out the toxic waste your muscles produce during a workout.
#3: It soothes anxiety and depression
Human touch, can be very therapeutic and relaxing. Women diagnosed with breast cancer who received massage therapy reported being less depressed. According to a 2005 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience. Patients were happier and more relaxed after massage.
#4: Improve Your Sleep
Massage encourages a restful sleep. It also helps those who can’t otherwise have a comfortably rest. Massage promotes relaxation and sleep in those undergoing chemo or radiation therapy. Also, massage helps infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed. Most RMTs can do infant massage. And if parents want to do it themselves, it comes naturally. There’s not a particular technique. Whatever parents do to soothe their baby will be effective.
#5: It boosts immunity
Massage can boost a patients white blood cell count, which plays a large role in defending the body from disease. Additionally, it also improves immune function for individuals with HIV.
#6: It relieves headaches
Next time a headache hits, try booking a last-minute massage with WonderPoint Wellness. Massage Therapy decreases frequency and severity of tension headaches. A single session of massage therapy immediately effects perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.