January 2, 2023

The Benefits of Monthly Massages

When was the last time you had a massage? For many of us, massages are an occasional treat that feels really good, but for whatever reason, we just don’t get them frequently. But have you ever asked yourself why? After all, massages are self care, and self care is definitely something we can all use a little more of these days.

For some, a massage seems selfish, or like a splurge, but when you consider the many health benefits of monthly (or even weekly!) massage, you’ll see that regular massage is just common sense! Here at Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach, we have many different types of massage to help keep you feeling your best. In fact, some of our Spa Membership Packages even include discounted spa services, which can be used towards massage therapy!

If you’re looking for a way to take better care of yourself in 2023, consider this your sign! We’ve talked about the mental health benefits of massage before, now here are some more of the top health benefits of regular massage!

Stress Reduction

When many people think of massage, they think “relaxation”. That’s because massages are famous for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. This occurs when the parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated, and serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins are released. That’s why you feel so good after your massage!

Now imagine, if you feel this good after just one massage you’ll feel even better with regular massages!

Pain Reduction

Because massage works to loosen the muscles, it can also help reduce muscle pain and tension. This can be especially helpful following injury, exercise, or even just a stressful week. It can also be extremely beneficial in helping to keep the muscles relaxed when received on a regular basis.

Improved Circulation

Massage can improve circulation by pushing the blood through congested areas of the body. Furthermore, it has also been shown to help new blood flow into different areas of the body during your massage.

This increased blood flow in turn can promote greater energy, helping you to feel more alert and refreshed following your massage.

Lower Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

When you receive a massage, your sympathetic nervous system settles down. Your sympathetic nervous system is responsible for raising your blood pressure in times of high stress, so naturally when you are relaxed, your sympathetic nervous system is not as active.

It Boosts Your Immune System

Because massage increases blood circulation and lymphatic flow, it has been found to boost the body’s levels of lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are cells that help your body’s immune system ward off illness. Thus, by getting regular massages, you can strengthen your immune system, helping you steer clear of illness.

No matter your reason for wanting regular massage, remember, health benefits or not, your desire for self care is valid. Celebrate yourself in 2023 with regular massages, and experience the many health benefits of this beneficial treatment.

To schedule a massage appointment, please contact Cinzia Spa in Myrtle Beach today!

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