FEB 22, 2018 09:48 AM PST

It's Not Just a Luxury, It's Healthy Self-Care


A massage is a favorite gift on Valentine's Day or Mother's Day since many think it's a luxury indulgence. The fact is though that a good massage from a licensed professional massage therapist can have many health benefits. Naturally, stress relief is a big one. Massages can result in a rush of endorphins, shutting down depression and anxiety. Muscles that are tight or strained can be calmed as well, and even small muscle tears can benefit from massage therapy.

Massage can also improve sleep, allowing a restful night of 8 plus hours of sleep. Circulation issues are addressed in massage as well, allowing blood flow to help heal injuries. Pain relief is another benefit since many health professionals are looking for better ways to treat chronic pain, given the opioid abuse epidemic. So, while they can be pricey, your health is worth the expense of a good massage.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
NOV 13, 2019
Earth & The Environment
NOV 13, 2019
Will Banana Crops Survive a Changing Climate?
Climate change impacts, most notably rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns, are impacting agricultural production around the world. It&rs...
NOV 13, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 13, 2019
Watch a Young Chimpanzee Fall in Love With a Spy Tortoise
Animals can be wary of human presence in their natural habitat, so much so that they’ll often flee the scene, preventing scientists from gathering da...
NOV 13, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 13, 2019
How Much Do You Know About NASA's Voyager Missions?
NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft each launched in 1977 for a unique opportunity to explore the solar system’s outermost planets in unprecedent...
NOV 13, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 13, 2019
The Penguin Life Isn't Always Easy
Mother nature isn’t kind to wildlife; many assume their position as either the prey or the predator depending on the cards they’re dealt. Unfor...
NOV 13, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 13, 2019
Chinstrap Penguins Must Protect Their Eggs From Hungry Skuas
Skuas are notorious for snatching the eggs away from penguins for a meal. But as you might come to expect, the victim is never happy to learn that they&rsq...
NOV 13, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 13, 2019
What You Need to Know About NASA's Upcoming WFIRST Space Telescope
There are several space telescopes observing the cosmos at the very time of this writing, and there are plans to launch even more of them in the near futur...
Loading Comments...