A massage can be used to treat oneself, de-stress, or address a medical issue. A massage therapist can provide you with a variety of massages. You may also self-massage or have a massage therapist come to your home.
There are no set rules for how many massages you can have, but a massage therapist or your doctor may be able to prescribe a frequency and length that is appropriate for your requirements.
A nice rubdown may be a real godsend, whether it is a back rub from your friend or a hand massage during a manicure. But having a massage doesn’t simply feel good: research reveals (and experts concur) that it might genuinely enhance your health.
You can’t argue with research (and probably wouldn’t want to), so if you’re considering booking a session with us in FFA Resort or getting a self-massager, here are six of the most important advantages to be aware of.
- Relieves anxiety: In your body, there are two separate neurological systems: the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Your sympathetic nervous system is activated and ready to fight or flee. “If a lion is chasing you, that’s your sympathetic nervous system.” A massage, on the other hand, strengthens your parasympathetic (or calming) response, resulting in a reduction in anxiety. What’s more and even greater news? Massage has been found to provide long-term anxiety-reduction benefits.
- Heal injuries: If you have an injury or joint discomfort (particularly if the condition is long-term or persistent), you will also have soft-tissue constraints, which will cause pain points. Those constraints can develop into problems like joint breakdown or other ligament complications over time, thus regularly massaging out those soft-tissue constraints not only helps your current discomfort but also helps avoid future problems. Our professional massage therapist in FFA resort will be able to identify which regions around the injury require treatment and which should be avoided.
- Boost focus: The rate of your heartbeat must be minimized in order for you to pay attention properly, and the effects of a massage will really improve your attention and ability to focus. The fact is that if you aren’t paying proper attention at work or during studies, it is typically because your heart rate is too high. You’ll be more attentive once your heart rate is already down. So as a massage relaxes your nervous system, it also reduces your heart rate. During a massage, your pressure receptors activate vagal activity, which originates in your brain and leads to different branches of the body, including the heart. As a result, when you’re under the pressure of a massage, it may lower your heartbeat rate, which may help your attention.
- Alleviate certain medical conditions: Massage treatment has been shown to assist chronic pain, surgical pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology care, low back pain, burn scars, cardiovascular health, and better mood and sleep. It can also help to eliminate toxins, boost immunity, and reduce swelling after an accident or surgery. Your body has two separate immune responses: Th1 and Th2, which must be balanced in order for your immune system to function properly. When the Th2 system outnumbers the Th1 system, you will have autoimmune problems. However, massage helps to preserve this equilibrium by slowing down stress chemicals. As a result, autoimmune disorders such as asthma, type 1 diabetes, or dermatitis may become more manageable due to factors such as reduced discomfort or exhaustion.
- Fight fatigue: No matter what is causing your fatigue, getting a massage is a straightforward solution. In fact, according to a 2018 study, breast cancer survivors who had weekly Swedish massages reported reduced exhaustion, which is an unpleasant symptom of the disease. We’ve all been there: you’ve been tossing and turning all night, work has been hard, and you haven’t had a chance to take a deep breath. Some people grow weary as a result of a lack of sleep. Others are feeling fatigued as a result of natural processes. So, to achieve the best benefits, schedule a massage with us at FFA resort once a week.
- More pleasant sleep: Do you know that having deeper, more restorative sleep lowers your levels of substance P (a pain neurotransmitter), which lowers overall pain? So, if you have any aches and pains, massages can help. Even if you have difficulty sleeping or suffer from insomnia. Massage can genuinely help you sleep better at night. The amount of activity in the brain has everything to do with how much sleep you get. And when you receive a massage, the pressure on your nervous system causes it to slow down.