Massage to increase lymphatic drainage.
Having Massage therapy can be an excellent way to increase lymphatic drainage and get even better results from your treatment. There are many different styles of massage, including ‘lymphatic drainage’, but any style of massage would be beneficial to increase circulation and improve lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic Massage is typically very light pressure and aids in moving waste products away from the tissues towards the heart and liver for recirculation and detoxification, providing a boost to the immune system.
Massage to release stress.
Stress has many negative side effects on the brain and nervous system, including lethargy, irritability, fluctuating appetite, muscle tension, weight gain, mood swings and lack of energy, which can often decrease our motivation to exercise and make healthy choices. Having the muscles around your neck and shoulders massaged has a direct effect on the brain and the nervous system by releasing endorphins, our ‘feel-good’ hormones.
In the United States, massage is widely used as part of a healthy routine, alongside healthy eating and exercise. The expense of getting sick, going to the doctor, and having health insurance is so great that individuals choose to invest in prevention therapies like regular massage, which increases circulation, releases muscle tension, decreases mental stress, provides relaxation, boosts mood, and help with one’s own self-acceptance, positive body image and self-love.
A satisfying massage experience can feel like there has been a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders, both physically and mentally.
A few additional benefits of having a massage.
- Mental alertness
- Increased joint mobility
- Improved posture
- Improved skin tone
- Decrease in headaches
- Decrease in anxiety
- Reduced occurrence of back pain
- Reduced occurrence of constipation
There are so many different styles of massage and it can take some time to find the right therapist for you. Make sure to seek out a qualified massage therapist and talk to your private health insurance provider to see if massage is covered in your plan.
Not only is it a great way to take care of yourself – it just feels good!