Are you aware that 85% - 90% of the diseases we have nowadays are stress related? This is really alarming, I could say. Actually, if you come to think of it, this is really not that surprising considering how corporate life has changed for the last 5 - 10 years. Employers demand more from us and the business directions in all sectors have been so relentless. We can however combat these diseases if we just let ourselves to be touched.
Even during our infant years, being massaged relaxes us and helps us sleep better. Compared to being rocked in a cradle, the soft touches of our Mom and Dad's relax us and make us feel safe. Well, this is the same benefit we get even during our adulthood. But more than this obvious benefit, here are the others:
- It relaxes us and helps sooth injured and overused muscles.
- Having regular messages reduce spasm and cramping; because massage helps us have a better blood circulation.
- Helps improve body flexibility because of the stretching involved during your massage session
- Having a massage releases endorphins which is our body's natural painkiller.
- Helps us to have more oxygen in our body which is very important for a lot of internal organs
- Weekly massages help alleviate stress headaches.
- People with recurring low back pain due to bad posture will benefit from regular massages as well. Pressure points are massaged, thus, muscles are healed and blood circulation is improved.
- Since regular massages improve blood circulation, it also helps improve the texture and quality of our skin (face and body)
Due to the humdrum of our busy corporate lives, we need to relax and slow down a bit. In order to achieve a healthier life, make time to have a relaxing massage. Ideally, once a week is required. But if that proves to be impossible because of your busy schedule, every 2 weeks will do.
Note - Make sure to consult your doctor to make sure regular massage sessions is medically okay for you.