Top Psychological Benefits of Massage Therapy

Psychological Benefits of Massage

There are many reasons why everyone should enjoy the gift of regular massage. Imagine, being relaxed in a beautiful spa with the scent of vanilla candles floating in the air while a skilled masseuse works their way into relieving all the tension from your body.

Okay, alternate scenario for people who might not be able to afford to go to spa is a really good massage chair working on your muscles and joints while you relax. Both the scenarios sound great, no?

If just thinking about it gets you feeling relaxed think of what the actual thing is like. So to tempt you further, here are five proven psychological benefits of massage therapy:

Efficient Treatment for Anxiety

Anxious people have constant fears plaguing their minds. They cannot seem to calm themselves and think rationally even for a little bit. We are not saying that they should quit their medicine and therapy sessions but massaging can prove to be a great catalyst for people who have anxiety. This is because massages help release hormones that make the recipient feel much more positive and confident about their life.

Relieves Stress 

Everyday tasks make a whole lot of stress get bottled up in your body and eventually it becomes difficult for you to figure out how to let that stress go without being destructive. The more stress you build up, the less productive and more exhausted you become.Science has proven that massage will help stimulate the body in such a way that you will feel all that pent up stress just melt away from your body, leaving you energized and inspired.

Great for Insomniacs

Much research has proven that people who find it hard to sleep at night have been able to do so efficiently with the help of regular massage therapy. In fact, people who get massages at least twice or thrice a week are get much better REM sleep; which means they sleep deeper and wake up completely energized.

Calming Effect 

If you are an emotional person and want to control your negative thoughts, you should get massages to help you stay more calm and relaxed. While you're being more relaxed you're more likley to respond to other people with a much calmer demeanor. 

As you can see there are numerous benefits of getting the massage. If you're looking for a good way to relax and relieve stress, massage might be a good option to try.

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Author Bio: Sara is a psychologist by profession and she loves massage therapies. She enjoys home-based work and traveling. She is obsessed with massage chair therapies and other relaxing techniques. She regularly posts at

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