Part 2: Reduces Chronic Pain
10 ways Massage can benefit You.
This series is designed to encourage you to 'ReThink Massage' and open up your understanding to the benefits outside of just relaxation.
#2 Reduces Chronic Pain
So many people suffer from chronic pain in one form or another. This can have a drastic effect on their well being and quality of life. Not only do they suffer from almost constant pain, but this makes way for heightened stress, depressed moods and poor quality sleep.
The healing ability of hands can be seen in almost every culture. Even a small child will rub the site of his pain when he falls from his bike. Unfortunately, since the introduction of modern medicine, massage has taken a back seat in pain management. However, more and more people are turning to alternative treatment to manage their pain naturally.
So how can massage help manage Chronic pain?
- Increases blood circulation
This helps to deliver maximum nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and soft tissues, helping them to repair and heal.
- Increases the production of Neurohormones
Speeds up the production of Oxytocin which goes to work on relaxing muscles and encourages feelings of calmness and contentment. The brain's natural painkillers - opioids, including Serotonin, are released and inflammation is reduced. Massage therapy has also been shown to reduce levels of Cortisol - the stress related neurohormone produced by the adrenal glands.
- Encourages a better and deeper sleep.
Massage can increase the availability of growth hormones, which promote cell division and is involved in tissue repair, regeneration, and healing. When you are better rested you can manage pain, stress and emotions more effectively.
So if you or someone you know suffers from Chronic pain, share this post with them, it may be the relief they have been looking for,
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