6 Signals of need a massage

6 Signals of need a massage

  • By - ountrax M
  • 29 April, 2022
Many people think getting a massage is simply a luxury. Something to do on special occasions to pamper yourself. But what would you say if massage had major health benefits to it?

Regular massages improve our overall health. And your body may be giving you signs that you need a massage ASAP.

Let’s look at 7 signs you should be watching for and talk about how exactly a massage may benefit you.

1. Feeling Stressed
Let’s face it, stress is something almost all of us have in common. Between the demands of work, family, and life in general, who hasn’t felt stressed out at some point?

Massage decreases the level of stress hormones in the body. At the same time, it increases levels of endorphins, hormones that make us happy. Making it a great stress reliever and mood lifter.

Not to mention, massages give us time out of our daily lives to decompress, relax, and do something to help ourselves recharge.

2. Getting Headaches
If you find you’re getting more headaches than usual, it could be coming from tension. Tension can build up in our neck, shoulders, and trapezoid muscles. And this tension causes strain that triggers headaches.

Getting regular massages can relieve this tension. Relaxing the muscles will promote better blood flow to the head, which will relieve headache pains aswell as the severity of migraine symptoms.

3. Have Poor Posture
Many people think poor posture is a result of laziness. Or maybe it’s even something out of their control. The reality is, most poor posture stems from tension held in the back and neck in combination with poor muscle strength.
Such as Working a desk job or having a relatively sedentary routine can seem harmless enough. But it can be wrecking more havoc on your body than you realize - lead to poor posture, headaches, or overall pain and so on.

Massage will naturally relieve this tension. Not only promoting better spinal and postural health but allowing muscles to move freely into their natural positions.

It will also do help to increase the flexibility of the muscles. Meaning, if any of the muscles in the back or neck have shortened over time, regular massages will can assist in lengthening them. Increasing the flexibility for muscles to move as they should.

4. In Pain or Don’t Have a Full Range of Motion
Pain is a way of body to signal that something is wrong. But the problem is many people ignore it until it gets worse.Pain in back, neck, hips, and shoulders could signal a soft tissue injury or muscle pain.

A massage therapist will pinpoint any trigger points, which are bundles of muscle fibers that are restricting blood flow and causing pain. Working these trigger points out will relieve the pain and relax the muscles involved.The increased blood flow will also promote healing of any soft tissue injuries.

5. Training or Just Started Working out
Cardio activity can put a lot of stress and strain on your body. That’s why important to take care of your muscles with massage.

Getting a deep tissue massage can restore range of motion when muscles get tight. It will promote better circulation which aid in a quicker recovery from muscle injuries.

6. Having Trouble Sleeping
When having trouble sleeping, most people turn to sleep aids
But think about it… when your muscles feel relaxed, you’re relaxed. And what better sleep aid is there than that?

Along with relaxing your muscles, massage will increase your circulation, decrease your stress hormones, increase your endorphins.
It’s a natural and effective way to get better rest and deeper sleep.

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