Massages are known to ease pain and help with inflammation, while also reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. While it can be seen as an indulgent treat, there are many benefits to treating your body to a massage.
Studies have found that on average, the people who experienced a massage had lower levels of anxiety than those who did not. While there is little research to support this, a popular explanation is that massage therapy can lower the level of cortisol (the hormone responsible for the fight or flight response) in the body. A massage can help reduce feelings of anxiety associated with traumatic events or troubling circumstances.
Soothe tension headaches
Headaches are caused by tension and a massage aims to relieve tension in the body. Thai massages are commonly thought to relieve chronic tension headaches – this involves pressure being applied along a specific area of the body to target the pain.
To alleviate the symptoms associated with these…