Effect of Therapeutic Massage on the Mind
While therapeutic massage is commonly known for its physical benefits, it is now believed to show just as many positive mental benefits too, including the reduction of stress!
The most common mental benefit of massage is the reduction of stress.
With our hectic lifestyles and so many demands from us, regular therapeutic massages are encouraged to help reduce some of the stress we accumulate throughout the day.
Regular massage reduces stress by:
- Relaxing the whole body
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces stress hormones like cortisol’s and adrenaline which increase stress and anxiety
- Increases the release of ‘feel good hormones like serotonin and endorphins’- The release of endorphins creates a feeling of well-being.
- Assists in peaceful creative thinking and constructive plans.
Massage can actually lead to a more healthy and productive lifestyle.
This results in a state of relaxation that encourages a healthy and calm mind!!
Reference to article written by Andrew Sheldon on Mental Benefits of Massage |Jul 26, 2011]