A massage is always relaxing, but many of us think of it as a luxury and indulgence instead of making it an essential part of our wellness. When we’re making a booking, we often question if we really need it, or if we should be spending that money somewhere else, especially in Singapore where a single massage session can burn quite a hole in the pocket.
The point is, we understand if you’re not getting massaged as often as you should. But now it seems that there are more and more scientific studies that shows why a massage is more than just a relaxing treat, it is a drug-free and non-invasive way to improve many areas of your health and it should be taken as a part of our physical wellness, right next to a healthy diet, proper nutrition and exercise.
Here are five reasons why you should make your next massage appointment ASAP.
A massage doesn’t just get your blood flowing, it actually changes your blood composition! A study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has shown that a 45-minute Swedish massage significantly increased levels of white blood cell count which play a crucial role in protecting the body from tumors, infections and other pathogens.
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We know that a massage can encourage a deep, restorative sleep, but it can also relieve symptoms of insomnia and help those who literally can’t rest comfortably. Sleep studies have shown a strong link between weekly massages and reduced insomnia, which is extremely crucial when you think about the many health issues that are caused by a lack of sleep.
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Besides supporting your physical health, getting a massage can also serve your mental wellbeing. Psychological issues such as depression and anxiety are related to elevated cortisol levels, and several studies have shown that getting a massage can help reduce your body’s level of stress hormones by as much as half, while increasing serotonin and dopamine levels to alleviate the symptoms.
The average Singaporean worker spends 8 to 9 hours a day behind the desk, causing the shoulders to round and pull forward, while overstretching and weakening the back muscles. Postural stress also negatively impacts the glutes and neck. Coupled with proper exercise, regular massages will help to address the physical issues and offer much needed relief.
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The process of kneading the body muscles improves blood circulation, carrying oxygen, nutrients and any medication throughout your body, thus promoting faster healing. As a natural painkiller, getting a massage is a much better way to help manage your pain, and a lot less dangerous than a painkiller addiction.
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