Part 3: Stimulates the release of Endorphins
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.
#3 Stimulates the release of Endorphins
We have all heard that eating chocolate can stimulate the release of Endorphins, leading to feelings of euphoria and calmness. Well massage has also been suggested to trigger the release of Endorphins.
Endorphins can be found in the pituitary gland , parts of the brain and throughout the nervous system.
They work to naturally block pain signals, leading to reduced pain and stress.
Studies also suggest that Endorphins:
Enhance the immune system
Aid the digestive process
Enhances the lymphatic system to better rid the body of waste and toxins.
During a massage, a large amount of Endorphins are released into the bloodstream, this is what causes the groggy feelings, lightheadedness and an increased sense of well being that you experience immediately after. The mind feels calmer and more subdued.
It is always advised to drink plenty of water after a massage to ensure that the toxins that have been released are adequately flushed from your system.
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