Those of us who are massage therapists or bodyworkers and have used massage in a professional manner for treating our clients or patients are, or at least should be, aware of the many health benefits of this therapy.
But do we really know on which different levels massage stimulates us? Do we know to whom we could recommend a massage treatment depending on the effects they are seeking? Let´s take a look at the benefits of massage therapy on all levels of the human being.
Here we refer to the effects of massage on a purely physical level, that we can notice on our body; skin, muscles, organs, systems. We would say that these are the most known benefits of massage today.
Relieves postural stress (especially from all the sitting we do)
Eases muscle pain
Boosts the immune system
Alleviates Sports injuries
Lowers blood pressure
Increases skin flexibility and oxygenation
Increases gastrointestinal movement
Stimulates the blood and lymphatic circulation
Increases joint mobility and strength
When we talk about mental level we mean anything related with our mind and subtle body; emotions, different states of consciousness, etc.
Has a relaxing effect
Sedates the central nervous system
Improves quality of sleep
Increases body awareness
This level if usually the hardest one to define, but we can say energy is what makes us work, its what makes you get up in the morning, its what makes you feel good or bad vibrations with people or events throughout the day, etc.
Promotes the free flow of energy
Boosts a positive mindset
Releases energy blocks
We are sure that you can think of more health benefits of massage, so please share them here with us! How do you usually “sell” a massage treatment to a client, what benefits do you stress?
Wishing you a great day ahead,
Massage Around the World Team