We all know we could benefit from a massage after a long week at work to help us relax. But massage therapy can do so much more than just helping us to unwind. Here are five reasons you should ensure it is a regular part of your life:
1. It counteracts all the sitting you do
Particularly if you work at a desk, you’ll likely be experiencing more advanced forms of postural stress. Most individuals tend to be dealing with some form of postural stress, though this is commonly manifested in the shoulders and neck. Desk workers however, tend to experience this stress as pain in the lower back and gluteals, which is caused by prolonged periods of sitting.
The good news is, regular massage can counteract the negative effects of prolonged sitting. Massage therapy targets the areas of muscle tension to relieve and prevent further imbalances. Meaning you can keep your desk job, as long as you ensure regular massage is in your life! At Sasaki we make that way easier to schedule into your busy week. Our range of massage chairs work hard to give you a regular full-body massage in as little as just 10 minutes!
2. It soothes anxiety and depression
Studies show that those who receive regular massage, are much less depressed than those who don’t. These studies also show that people who take up massage as a treatment for such, become a lot more relaxed and happier, with reduced stress levels. This makes a lot of sense, particularly if our lives are busy and chaotic, because stress builds up as tension in your muscles – let this go your stresses will be significantly relieved too. Massage also releases serotonin in our bodies which scientifically causes us to feel happier and calmer.
3. It improves sleep
Massage therapy not only encourages a restful sleep, it also helps those who would not usually be able to comfortably rest to relax. Research even shows that massage in children helps them to sleep more, cry less, and be less stressed. But essentially, a relaxed body leads to a relaxed mind and therefore a good night’s sleep.
4. It boosts the immune system
Massage therapy is proven to decrease levels of inflammation, which is associated to conditions such as asthma, cardiovascular disease and depression. It’s also shown to increase the number of white blood cells in your body, which are lymphocytes that defend the body from disease. Therefore, regular massage can build up the strength of your immune system and lead to a healthier, happier life.
5. It relieves headaches
It’s estimated that 6 million people in the UK suffer from migraines. The good news is that massage can help to reduce both migraine attacks and tension headaches. It decreases frequency and severity of tension headaches – and can almost instantly affect the perceived pain of a chronic headache. Regular head massage could be at your fingertips with our head and eye massager.
At Sasaki, our chairs offer a solution that ensures you can get regular treatment from the comfort of your own home and keep your overall health in tip-top condition.