Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure. Techniques are commonly applied using hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a device. The purpose of massage is generally promoted as treatment for stress or pain.
In professional settings massage clients are treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor, while in amateur settings a general purpose surface like a bed or floor is more common. Aquatic massage and bodywork is performed with recipients submersed or floating in a warm-water therapy pool.
All massages are great –but sometimes you need the benefits only a full-body massage can deliver.
Here’s why you should book one now:
1. Massages can readjust your posture.
Sitting all day and leaning over our phones all the time is so not good for our posture. Regular massages can help straighten you out and ease some of the pain in your neck and back.
2. Massages really helps with sleep.
Regular full-body massages also help with circulation, which means that you’ll likely sleep better at night. If you find that you have insomnia or aren’t sleeping well, signing up for a massage every week can do wonders. You know how important sleep is right? You need this massage.
3. It leaves your skin glowing
‘It stimulates every area, getting the blood pumping and warming up all your muscles,’ says Esther. So not only will you feel great, your skin will look brighter and healthier too.
4. Massages can help your anxiety.
Massages are known to alleviate stress all around. You probably already know this — if you’ve gotten a massage before, you know how good it feels. According to one study from Korea though, even a simple hand massage can lower your blood pressure and heart rate. That’s good stuff.
5. Massages help all kinds of pain.
If you’re an athlete or just have any kind of pain, you’ve probably already heard that massages can help. Well, what are you waiting for? Painkillers are great and all, but they can be risky. Getting a massage will help you through it and leave you nice and relaxed. What’s not to love?
6. Massages boost your mood.
Studies have found that massages totally make you happy. So if you’re going through some stuff, book even a 30-minute massage. You’ll feel better, according to science.
7. Massages help with your headaches.
If you get chronic headaches or migraines, first, make sure you tell y our doctor because that could be a sign of something else. But if you already know why you get these headaches and just need a more natural way to manage them, massages are your new best friend. The research shows that you need to get a lot of them, though, to make this work. A study found that people who get two half-hour massages a week had less chronic headaches.