Massage therapy has so many benefits! It’s more than just relaxation or a luxury! Massage therapy relieves stress and encourages relaxation. Even a single massage session can lower heart rate, cortisol, and insulin levels, all of which help reduce daily stress. Massage improves posture and circulation. The pressure created by massage moves blood through congested areas, allowing fresh blood to flow through and improving body function. It lowers blood pressure and relaxes tight muscles. It improves flexibility and range of motion, and promotes deeper and easier breathing. Constricted breathing is a sign of anxiety. Massage therapy relieves respiratory issues, and promotes easier breathing and less anxiety! Massage relieves headaches, strengthens the immune system, enhances post-operative rehabilitation, and improves rehabilitation after injury too!
Hand massages actually provide many health benefits! It enhances circulation, improves finger and wrist range of motion, and reduces hyperirritable areas in your hands. I’m sure many of you have heard of foot reflexology, where this very thorough foot massage can actually trigger and help other areas of your body! Well, your hands do the same thing! Your hands contain many reflexology points which are associated with other organs and certain points in the body!
The main reason we all love hand massages, is the pain relief! You never know how much pain your hands and forearms are in, until you have them worked. Everything we do, from work, to something as simple as using a remote to flip through tv channels, we’re still using our hands and forearms. Hand massage can help relax those muscles in your hands and forearms and reduce any pain. Hand massage is fantastic for arthritic hands as well!
Hand massage improves your circulation to your hands as well, and is one of the most important health benefits from massage therapy. Improved circulation to your hands can reduce numbing and tingling, swelling, and helps speed the healing process of any injuries or surgeries you may have had on your hands!
Hand massage also helps loosen tight muscles, reducing scar tissue and adhesions that cause limited range of motion in your fingers and wrists. Therefore, it improves flexibility!
Head To Toe Salon and Spa is now offering hand massages during other services. While you’re relaxing during a pedicure with one of our awesome nail professionals, I would love to give you a relaxing hand massage! Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle.
See you soon!
Stephanie Allmon, Licensed Massage Therapist