No one can deny that a full body massage can seriously relax your mind and body. But you might not be aware of some of the more surprising benefits of massage.

As a lymphatic massage therapist, I have worked on countless clients providing therapeutic massage, so I’m familiar with the benefits it offers. But I love sharing the benefits with folks who have little experience with it.

So, let’s talk about the benefits of weekly massage and why you should choose to get a regular massage in 2019!

What is Massage Therapy?

First, I feel like it is important to talk to the various types of massage therapy available. There are several different kinds you can choose from, and each has their own unique benefits.

-Swedish Massage

This full-body massage is gentle and a nice choice for people who are looking for a great way to relax muscles and mental health.

-Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone uses a combination of stones and Swedish massage to promote relaxation, improved blood flow, and relieve stress.

-Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue utilizes more pressure than traditional Swedish massage techniques. It is ideal for people with chronic muscle pain and anxiety.

-Aromatherapy Massage

Gentle pressure and delicious essential oils are the hallmarks of aromatherapy massage. It is great for enhancing your mood and promotes total relaxation.

-Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

This is my specialty! It encourages the natural drainage of the lymph system which is ideal for a host of illnesses. It is also great for a healthier body. For more information about the history of lymphatic drainage massage, explore this post.

Surprising Benefits of Fully Body Massage Therapy

Now that you’re a little more familiar with the types of massage therapy available, let’s discuss some of the health benefits of weekly massage.

Reduced Muscle Pain

Massage therapy is ideal for sore muscles. It improves circulation through natural touch. Through this process, therapists reduce pain associated with muscles. If you suffer from back spasms or other muscle pain, regular massage can give you relief.

Improved Sleep

Massage also promotes a more restful sleep cycle. If you suffer from insomnia due to pain or other muscle issues, massage can help. Additionally, it promotes relaxation. It’s also good for infants as well since it allows them to relax and sleep peacefully.

Reduced Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders are also treatable through massage therapy. By adding a weekly massage to your healthy diet and exercise routines, you can even prevent heart disease. Minor skeletomuscular injuries can be prevented by massage and flexibility can be improved through massage.

Increases Your Immune System

It is no surprise that your immune system benefits from massage. After all, it reduces stress and anxiety levels and also improves hormones all of which supports your immune system. And don’t forget, massage therapy also supports healthy circulation, going back to the benefits of lymphatic drainage, which gives your immune system a serious boost. This can lead to fewer illnesses throughout your year.

Toned Skin

This is a more surprising benefit of massage therapy. That’s right, consistent massage can improve elasticity in your skin. It does this by promoting cell regeneration and sebum production, thus moisturizing and reducing tension.

Make Regular Massage One of Your 2019 Resolutions

So, why get a regular massage? Well, I hope the benefits I’ve listed above give you something to think about. I have received regular massages throughout my life, and I can testify that they do work and benefit your body.

If you’re looking for lymphatic drainage massage in particular, please reach out to me and book an appointment.