By: Dr. Anne Truong
February 26, 2020
We already know that a massage can make you feel great and put you in a relaxed state of mind. It can wash away the stress of the day and bring you to your happy place. What you may not know is that massage can have several other benefits that boost your health and wellness.
Improve Sleep. Because massage encourages relaxation, going to bed with loosened muscles promotes more restful sleep. You’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated and less tired in the morning!
Enhance Immunity. Massage stimulates the lymph nodes, which in turn actually re-charges your body’s natural defense system. You’ll notice you get sick less and when you do suffer from an illness, recovery time is much shorter.
Improve Flexibility. A massage relaxes and loosens your muscles, which helps the body achieve a greater range of motion. This is especially beneficial for both older adults and people that spend a good portion of their workday sitting.
Eliminate Toxins. Many toxins are stored in the soft tissues of the human body. By stimulating them, these toxins can be released through the blood and lymphatic systems. After your massage, it is important to drink a lot of water which aids in an even greater release of toxins.
Reduces Swelling. For people that suffer from edema or other conditions that increase swelling, a massage may be the perfect cure. Typically swelling comes when water is trapped in your body’s tissues. Massage stimulates the body which in turn allows for the water to be flushed from the system. Pregnant women who have swollen legs or feet can experience a lot of relief simply by getting a massage.
These are just a few of the advantages that come from getting a massage and the best part is that this is a natural way to improve your overall wellness. No medicine, no intrusive procedures, just a feel-good method of making you feel better.
At Truong Rehabilitation we offer much more than a standard massage. Our medical massage takes the process to the next level and helps patients with numerous ailments and pain issues. If you’d like to find out more about how or massage program can help you, give us a call at 540-374-3164