National Massage Awareness Week takes place from October 24th to the 30th this year. While massages are mainly known for inducing some well-deserved relaxation, there are also many other benefits of massage therapy that can enhance your life.
Improves Circulation & Flexibility
When massage therapists are manipulating different pressure points on your body, they are helping break up debris and toxins in the blood cells that cause certain areas to become congested. When pressure is added to those points, therapists manipulate the body so new blood flow is circulated in.
When our joints become more fluid with improved circulation, we also improve our flexibility and range of motion.
Massage therapy does wonders for people looking to incorporate recovery into their exercise routine. Massage therapists will work with you on which points of the body need special attention, manipulate different muscles, tendons, and ligaments with a range of pressure.
When our knots and muscle tightness are broken up, the increased flexibility and range of motion also becomes key for injury prevention. There are even specialized sports massages that you can book for better focus on your recovery.
Boosts Mental Health
Massage therapy isn’t only physical, it has many mental benefits as well. Taking time for a massage is known to significantly reduce stress in the mind and body. Just like a well-balanced skin care routine, massages are great for mental health, decreasing anxiety and depression.
The improved circulation also benefits our skin. Not only will you feel better physically, but the improved blood flow will give you a beautiful and healthy glow. Additionally, the repeated handling of your skin will help exfoliate and reduce the buildup of dead skin cells. Exfoliation is great for anti-aging, adds on to that instant glow, unclogs pores, and tightens skin.
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to massage for active recovery, improving your mental health, or just enjoying a little me-time, Aura spa is here for all your massage needs.