Benefits of massage therapies
When it comes to relaxation, there are a few things we all associate with that: spa days, cozying up on the couch with a glass of wine, staying in bed until midday and, of course, getting a massage. And although a massage is great for helping you relax, it has more therapeutic benefits, too.
The term "massage" itself actually encompasses a wide array of different types of massage, ranging from Swedish massage (the most common type), to massages that have a more targeted and specific purpose, like a deep tissue massage.
No matter the type, the benefits of a massage really come down to one thing: pressure. The skin is moved during a moderate pressure massage, which results in a calming and slowing of the nervous system. Slowing of the nervous system leads to other physiological effects, too, like a decrease in heart rate, lowered blood pressure, and changes in EEG patterns (electrical activity in your brain).
Plus, in order to see those effects, it takes less time than you might think. Researches document positive effects for massages that are only 20 minutes long.
So if you're thinking about booking a time, here are some of the biggest benefits to know about: