9 Healthy Reasons to Make a Massage Appointment Today

Monday January 6, 2014

Written by: Doris Alexander

Recent studies support 9 healthy reasons to make a massage appointment today:

1. Manage Anxiety and Depression – Massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol.

2. Ease pain – Massage can be as effective as medications, accupuncture, exercise and yoga in reducing pain.

3. Improve sleep – Massage affects the delta brain waves connected with deep sleep.

4. Boost Immunity – Massage boosts immunity by reducing stress and increasing white blood cell production.

5. Beat PMS – Massage eases bloating and mood swings associated with PMS.

6. Raise Alertness – Boost your brain power with massage!

7. Curb Headaches – Reduce pain from tension headaches and the frequency and severity of migraine headaches with massage.

8. Improve Complexion and Hair – Massage adds vitality to the complexion and hair by increasing blood flow and stimulating the lymphatic system

9. Ease Cancer Treatment – Massage can relieve fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression and nausea in cancer patients.

 

 source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/massage-benefits-health_n_1261178.html