Thursday, April 15, 2010

Health Benefits of A Good Massage

Every two weeks I make it a point to get a massage. Ate Linda, a massage therapist, visits our house regularly. Aside from me, my father, my lolo and my siblings would line up to get their massage too.

After a tiring day at work, a massage really does wonder to my tired muscles.

Here are some of the health benefits of a good massage:

1. It boost the immune system. According to studies, massage lowers down the stress hormone called cortisol. This hormone kills cells that are important in developing our immunity. A massage lowers the stress level in our body and lowers our cortisol with this action from the body it wouldn't be easy for us to catch a cold and other illnesses.

2. It is good for our blood pressure. This is because a massage stimulates the pressure receptors that direct action from the vagus nerves. The vagus nerve regulates the body's blood pressure.

3. It improves blood circulation. The pressure from the massage brings a fresh supply of blood to muscles congested with lactic acid. The flushing of the lactic acid from the muscles also improves the circulation of lymph fluids that carries wastes away from the muscles and other internal organs.

4. It relaxes tense muscles.

5. It encourages relaxation.

With all these wonderful benefits one can get from a massage why not schedule a massage for your self today.

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