Did you know that massage therapy has numerous benefits for both physical and mental health? When it comes to mental health, it can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation – among other benefits that Willoughby Family Chiropractic Clinic wanted to share with our community!
4 Reasons Why Massage Therapy is Good for Your Mental Health
Allow us to expand on the 4 reasons why massage therapy is good for your mental health…
- Reduces Stress
Massage therapy has been shown to reduce the levels of cortisol – a stress hormone in the body. When cortisol levels are high, it can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression. By reducing cortisol levels, it can help you feel more relaxed and calm.
- Promotes Relaxation
It can help promote relaxation by releasing tension in the muscles, improving blood circulation, and increasing the production of calming hormones.
- Improves Sleep
When you get a massage, your body and mind are able to relax, which can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.
- Boosts Mood
Lastly, but definitely not least – it has been shown to increase the production of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine, which can help boost your mood and reduce symptoms of depression.
If you have been considering adding regular massage to your self-care routine – we can help!
Massage Therapy in Langley
As mentioned on our massage page…
Massage Therapy is effectively used to treat a wide range of medical conditions including occupational and posture related problems, accident related injuries, sports injuries, stress reduction, pregnancy related issues, headaches, circulatory/lymph and nerve conditions.
At Willoughby Family Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, our RMTs begin by finding out your goals and objectives when coming in for treatment. They will then develop an effective treatment plan for meeting those goals, including homecare advice that will put more power into your hands for managing your own condition.
We look forward to helping you in your whole-body care!
Dr. Mitch Spooner