By Payal Dwivedi
Particularly for women, a massage can give you mass Of advantages, mentally as well as physically. The advantages of a therapeutic massage go much beyond the external "feel good" factor; and it also works even better when done by an experienced masseur. Read on as we reveal some amazing reasons why you will definitely go for a relaxing massage this weekend.
Helps to look good
Lose some weight and look good by having massage. The soft, gentle strokes by a masseur enables the lymphatic system to release toxins from the body in an effective manner. This release of toxins has a firming effect on your body. To increase blood in the body massage is effective, and some specific ones can even help to breathe life in your dull complexion and lacklustre hair.
It reduces the chronic pain
Many people are distressed with shoulder, neck and backaches. It can be the chronic pain due to some illness, or wrong body postures or cramps from strenuous exercise, a good massage can help release it in a antibacterial and holistic manner. Massages gives comfort through muscle relaxation, applied pressure and improved circulation. Talking on this, researcher Dan Cherkin, Ph.D., says, "We found that the advantages of a massage are about as strong as those reported for other effective treatments: medications, acupuncture, exercise and yoga."
Gives a complete sleep
The kneading and rubbing of muscles benefits to decrease the tension in the body, therefore rendering an immense relaxation. As mentioned before, massages help in the release of serotonin and endorphins in the body, which affect your sleep positively. Research has shown that massage therapy helps to enhance delta waves in the brain, which are back up to good sleep.
A massage may be your answer to those common colds and other ailments that strike you often. studies say that massages increase lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells that prepares your immune system to fight diseases. A strong immune system keeps you healthy and energetic. Add to this the fact that it curbs depression and stress, giving you all the more reasons to indulge in a massage for the sake of your health.