3 Surprising Facts About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a fantastic way of relaxing a tense body and a stressed mind. This kind of physical therapy can bring some tremendous health benefits: it can improve back posture, ease sore muscles, and relieve some intense headaches. There is a good reason why so many people turn to massage therapy; it is a natural, easy way to provide your body a break from the stresses of the world.

This form of therapy isn't just a calming pastime though. Here are 3 interesting facts about massage therapy that may surprise you.

1. Massage therapy has an ancient history. Massages date back to at least ancient Egypt, as well as India, China, Japan, Rome and Greece. In Egypt, there are wall paintings that depict men rubbing and kneading their hands or feet. A written record from the Tomb of Akmanthors mentions the art of massage. Humans have enjoyed this calming pastime for millennia, and for good reason. 

2. A great massage will release endorphins. Endorphins are the natural opioid neuropeptides that will release during certain activities, like exercise or massages. These hormones are an excellent stress reliever to the body. The secret to a satisfying massage is the triggering of these pain-killing hormones that your body naturally produces.

3. Massage therapy isn't just for physical health; it's also good for mental health. We live in a high-stress world where our brains are constantly working to survive and thrive. The constant stimulation of the modern world can be daunting, even exhausting at times. That is why it is important that people take breaks from the pressures of everyday life. Massage therapy is just one of the many ways that you can find some mental relief. People who receive massage therapy are more likely to report decreases in stress and anxiety, even in cases where the recipient has post-traumatic stress disorder.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Promenade, NC  today.

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