Cleveland Massage Therapy at Stella Luna
The benefits of massage therapy, whether for relaxation or for therapeutic purposes, is well known in most societies and cultures around the World and is an appreciated service. In addition, these practices are now deeply researched, and the benefits are well-documented by modern medical research.
For many people, massage therapy is used to address immediate issues affecting many types of short-term distress, both physical and emotional. Higher levels of endorphins and oxytocin are very common during and immediately following both relaxation and therapeutic massage. This contributes to reduced stress, anxiety, and worry that our fast-paced lives often create. This alone may offer long-term benefits for emotional and physical distress, without the need to introduce other forms of therapy. However, as an adjunct therapy, massage is invaluable to assist in the effectiveness of other therapies.
These are some of the most common benefits of regular massage sessions:
- Reduced most-common stress hormones – cortisol, epinephrine, more.
- Improved blood circulation to the muscles, brain, lymph nodes, and connective tissues of the body.
- Increased release of hormones that reduce pain, anxiety, and pain levels.
- Increased oxytocin levels in the body, creating feelings of empathy and generosity, which improves social bonding.
- Decreased muscle and spinal cord pain by limiting activation of “pain receptors.”
- Decreased cytokine creation in the body, which is a leading cause of general inflammation.
Many people report a decrease in stress, blood pressure, and slower, deeper breathing after receiving a massage therapy session by a trained massage therapist.
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