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3 Health-Boosting Effects of Regular Massages July 27, 2016

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3 Health-Boosting Effects of Regular Massages, Gulf Shores, Alabama

Massages aren’t an indulgence or occasional relaxing treat. Used regularly, they are helpful to your wellness, supporting and sustaining your optimum health. Founded to provide the profound healing power of therapeutic massage, The Massage Office in Gulf Shores, AL, takes this healing modality out of the luxury-centric spa environment and into its own space.

Massage therapist, Melissa Millson, draws on multiple massage practices to create a treatment designed for your specific needs, supporting your physical and mental health. Whether you’re looking for a stress massage or relief from chronic pain, you’ll find a safe, comfortable environment to foster your wellness in this therapeutic space.

Similar to most healing modalities, massages aren’t a “quick fix.” While enjoying an occasional massage is certainly a delightful treat, the life-changing magic begins when we stop treating massages as a luxury and start using it as a vital part of taking care of ourselves. After all, nothing is more important than you health, which is why you should start getting massages regularly to reap these benefits and more:

Lower Stress Levels

massageStress wreaks havoc on our health, compromising the immune system and making us more susceptible to illness and injury. High-stress levels can also lower energy levels, cause sleep problems and fatigue, induce headaches, and affect everything from your sex drive to your appetite. Left unchecked, rampant stress can raise your risk for a range of serious health issues, including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Regular visits to a massage therapist help moderate stress levels, maintaining your overall health.

Boost Immunity

Regular massages support your immune system, fending off illness to keep you going strong. Recent research has shown that receiving a massage increases the presence of lymphocytes, disease-fighting white blood cells  that play an instrumental role in your body’s defense system. It also reduces the immune-depleting stress hormone, cortisol, as well as inflammation-causing cytokines.

Help The Body Heal

From athletic injuries to daily wear and tear, your body carries all kinds of tension. When you injure a muscle or create a pattern (sitting for hours at a computer can substantially wear down your body), your muscles form unhealthy tension patterns, which inhibit your fullest function. Massages support the body’s amazing ability to heal itself, reducing inflammation and working to untangle detrimental tension patterns.

Give your health the care it deserves with regular massages from The Massage Office. Visit the website to learn more about how regular therapeutic massages can help you achieve optimum health, or call (251) 747-5001 to schedule your first appointment with the massage therapist today.

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