Reduce Stress, Stay Healthy with Massage Therapy

Did you know that Massage Therapy and Heart Health are closely related?

Most people know that the month of February is symbolic of many things – Valentine’s day, Black History Month, but it’s also American Heart Health which means it’s a time to learn about risks for heart disease and how to “stay healthy” for yourself and the people you care about. This is where the practice of massage therapy can definitely help!

The folks at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have repeatedly said that heart disease and other cardiovascular ailments is the number one killer of men and women in this country. It’s very costly when it comes to health care services including prescription medications. You may ask “What can I do differently today to improve my overall health?”

Well there are many answers and things you can do but a non-conventional method to staying healthy and improving brain function, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress is by starting a massage therapy program. This can help induce relaxation and improve your overall feeling of wellbeing because let’s face it, today’s world that we live in is more stressful than ever.

Research studies have shown that getting a good massage from a reputable and qualified massage therapist can help release the body’s natural hormones to inhibit the stress caused by other types of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. You will have improved blood flow and circulation to effectively help lower blood pressure.

If you want to learn more about how massage therapy can help you “stay healthy”, then check back on our site for more tips and updates.