Massage Can Improve Your Mental Well-Being

Registered massage therapy not only benefits one's physical health, but it can also benefit your mental health. There are many reasons you should get a massage on a regular basis. Here are a few ways massage can help with mental wellbeing.

Massage Reduces Stress

Chronic stress has been linked to several health problems, including anxiety and depression. Massage therapy relaxes your physical body and helps to reduce the physical symptoms of stress. Allowing your body to relax and lowering your stress level can help boost your mood and improve your overall well-being.

Improved Sleep Quality

It is estimated that 13.4 percent of people in Canada suffer from insomnia. Poor sleep quality can also increase the risk of depression and anxiety. A massage helps promote relaxation, which makes it easier for you to fall asleep at night.

Massage can reduce Anxiety

Anxiety is another mental health condition that is common in both men and women. It is estimated that 10 percent of people suffer from anxiety. Because a massage can increase serotonin, it can also decrease anxiety symptoms. There was a team of Turkish researchers that measured the patients' anxiety levels before and after getting a massage. The results of the study showed that the patients' anxiety level was significantly lower after getting a massage.

Massage can help relieve symptoms of Depression

An estimated 16 percent of women and 11 percent of men in Canada suffer from depression. Massage therapy can be effective for relieving they symptoms of depression. Massage can increase serotonin levels in the body, which can help to stabilize mood.

There was a study published in the Support Care Center. It involved patients who received two 30 minute massages for five weeks. The results of the study showed that subjects noticed a significant reduction in depression and anxiety symptoms.

At The Health Network in London, Ontario we develop customized therapy approaches for all our clients. Contact us to learn more about Registered Massage Therapy for your specific concerns, or book an appointment and see for yourself how massage can improve your wellbeing.