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What Happens to Your Body When You Read While Having a Massage


While your body is having a massage, a lot of good things are happening. First, your stress levels are lowered and you are able to feel calm and happy. This is because a good massage will affect your endocrine function, influencing the hormones positively. This way, the stress hormone cortisol is curtailed. The health benefits of massages are endless. Your nervous system will also be boosted this way. The tension in the muscles will be reduced; discouraging headaches from affecting you. Many health facts state that the need for painkillers can be reduced by up to 30% when you get a regular massage.

Other interesting health facts about massages have to do with cardiovascular health. Your heart function is enhanced leading to better cardiovascular health. When you are having a massage, your gastrointestinal system is further supported. This is because your relaxation will send positive signals that have the power to improve your entire digestive system. This means that how your body processes food can be greatly improved this way. A good massage will, therefore, help improve your mood in the short term. If you are dealing with stress and anxiety, this is a noted natural method to mitigate these problems.

If you are suffering from fatigue and back pains, studies have shown that a massage will help manage these issues. Those who suffer from insomnia owing to a variety of reasons, a massage will help induce relaxation; this can bolster natural sleep triggers. There are so many other health benefits to talk about. However, for you to enjoy the full merits of a good massage, it must be done in the right way. For those who are looking to enjoy back massages at home courtesy of loved ones, there is a need for effective back massage tips.
Professionals need comprehensive training and years of experience to perfect the art.

This does not mean that you cannot get some tips that will help improve your skill. Below is a look at some of the top massage tips for you to incorporate them accordingly. The first tip is that any massage should never feel painful. If the process induces any kind of pain, there is something wrong with the technique. A massage should actually feel good and relaxing. A massage should also be done on soft tissue and never on bone. Bones do not have any need for relaxation. Also, bones tend to be highly sensitive to pain. Only soft tissue in your body should be massaged.

For people who need a therapeutic massage for rehabilitation or after injury, getting a professional massage is the way to go. This is because you do not want to aggregate the injury or interfere with the healing process. Overall, getting a message should be calming to your body and senses. If you have issues with back pain, this process should slowly restore your muscles so that the pain can be alleviated. When you are able to keep stress at bay this way, you will be safeguarding your health in a major way.

With all these benefits to your body, reading while having a massage is definitely a great way of relaxing both your body and your mind. Reading is a good exercise for the brain as it adds knowledge while massage is good for the body because of the above mentioned benefits. If you are looking for a stress-reliever just grab a book and get a massage.

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