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  • Writer's pictureDana D.

5 Signs You Need A Massage

1. Sore muscles.

Massage helps circulation by dispelling congestion, relieving pressure, and reducing discomfort.

2. Frequent headaches.

Headaches can be caused by a lack of blood flow. Periodic massage helps prevent headaches from occurring. Loosening muscles attached to the base of the skull can relieve tension headaches.

3. Not having quality sleep.

Sleep is important for your overall well-being. Low-quality sleep can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, anxiety, weight gain, and other chronic diseases. In research gathered by the American Massage Therapy Association, “massage has been shown to reduce problems with fatigue and improve sleep quality for people in all age brackets.”

4. Nerve pain.

Massage therapy involves working on the soft tissues of the body and can target nerve pain caused by tight muscles. Many people do not realize when they have nerve pain in a specific area of their body and associated pain in another. Pain can radiate from a pinched nerve in their lower back to the base of their head, which causes associated headaches.

5. Feeling stressed, depressed, or fatigued.

Massage can help boost your mood by:

  • Releasing endorphins, which are the happy hormone, in the brain.

  • Stress relief through the release of stress-related muscle tension.

  • Increasing serotonin production, which improves mental well-being.

  • Increasing melatonin production as serotonin is a precursor to melatonin and is produced when the body is ready to fall asleep.

We can enhance optimum health and well-being by using massage therapy. Massage is a practice of self-care and is a holistic approach to treating ourselves with self-love and an appreciation for your body.

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