Discover how regular massage therapy can provide ongoing stress relief, boost your immune system, improve sleep quality and increase energy levels. Find out more now.
As a massage therapist at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage, I often see clients who are dealing with stress and anxiety. While a single massage session can provide temporary relief, regular massage therapy sessions can provide ongoing stress relief and help individuals develop better coping mechanisms for managing stress and anxiety in their daily lives.
Massage therapy can promote relaxation and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body's "rest and digest" response. This can lead to a decrease in heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels, which are all associated with stress. As a result, regular massage therapy sessions can help individuals feel more relaxed and at ease, even in stressful situations.
In addition to promoting relaxation, regular massage therapy can also improve sleep quality. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that individuals who received massage therapy experienced improved sleep quality and felt more rested upon waking up in the morning.
Regular massage therapy sessions can also increase energy levels. A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that massage therapy increased alertness and improved cognitive function in individuals.
Lastly, massage therapy can boost the immune system. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage therapy increased the activity of natural killer cells, which play a key role in the immune system's response to viruses and cancer cells.
If you are looking for a way to manage stress and anxiety in your daily life, regular massage therapy sessions may be a beneficial addition to your self-care routine. Be sure to communicate your needs and preferences with your massage therapist to ensure that each session is tailored to your individual needs. Contact us at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage to discuss your treatment options and book an appointment with one of our qualified massage therapists.