Going for a Massage or Reflexology Session should not be a luxury. I believe that the benefits of therapeutic bodywork need to be part of routine life, for everybody.
It’s rather simple. If you walk into a bodywork session dragging a suitcase full of emotionally draining and confounding energy behind you, you will likely walk out knowing exactly what to do to relieve yourself of that burden.
There are dozens of reasons why this is so. It may be that the because the massage releases endorphins (your body’s natural feel-good hormone), you're able to feel well enough to distance yourself from the tangled emotional baggage and thus give yourself the mental distance to “solve” the problem.
It may be that because you feel so physically relaxed during massage therapy, you can emotionally “relax” as well and let go of my psychological burdens. Totally destressify.
What I do know is that when I have a therapeutic bodywork session, I always walk out feeling like I’ve gained a bit of wisdom, despite the fact that I’m not using the session like a confessional and instead choosing to remain silent with my massage therapist.
Massage is a relaxing and soothing therapy that takes away the stress, anxiety and depression that can plague our busy lives. The gentle massage movements help release the tension in muscles, transforming them into jelly, as you step into a Zen-like meditative state that floods you with affirming feelings of care and happiness.
Here are a few benefits of regular massage therapy:-
Greater Energy- Though massage has been considered a relaxing and calming treatment, it can boost your energy levels, therefore improving your productivity at work and other activities. Getting massage therapy regularly will stimulate your body and mind, leaving you stress-free and mentally recharged. Also, massage helps increase blood circulation which means more oxygen flows through the blood, thus helping you feel fresh and energetic.
Better Sleep Quality- Insomnia Or Sleep Disorders Can Directly Hinder Your Everyday Life. Not only does it affect your productivity at work, but disturbed sleep patterns can have adverse effects on your health, mood swings, and lead to an increased level of the energy-zapping stress hormone cortisol. Massage therapy comes out the best solution. Getting massage therapy regularly will reduce the stress levels as it decreases the production of cortisol hormones, whilst it increases chemical serotonin and dopamine levels that contribute to a restful sleep.
Improved Self-esteem- A less tangible benefit of massage, but perhaps an important one. You must have heard that voice in your head that sometimes undermines your self-worth - the one that’s telling you are too fat, too thin, too dumb, too selfish etc. A massage is an excellent way to silence that voice. Getting a massage is basically you telling yourself that you’re so important and valuable. It will give a positive sign to your brain that you are doing something for your health and well-being.
Increased intimacy- In addition to benefiting your physical and mental health, a massage improves your overall wellbeing. If you are shy, feel less comfortable interacting with others, and have created a certain protective shell around you, listen up. Believe it or not, a massage can help you open up, be more vulnerable, whilst increasing intimacy and trusting. Intimacy and trust can be increased due to the relaxation of the mind and the flood of 'feel-good' hormones.
So, getting massage regularly is the right approach to improved health and overall well-being. Make the right decision, your body and mind will thank you for it. Want to book in a session before 2018 ends? I have a few appointments left on Tuesdays at Earth Point Energy Centre, and I am taking bookings for 2019.