Massage Therapy is One of the Best Investments You Can Make in Yourself

Massage Therapy is One of the Best Investments You Can Make in Yourself

Lately there's been a movement in the social media sphere that we wholeheartedly stand behind- the fact that "Self Care Isn't Selfish". One of the best ways you can treat and heal yourself is via massage. Below we've given you some background about how long massage has been around (spoiler alert: a long time), as well as the benefits of massage. To be honest, once you try it for the first time, it doesn't take much convincing to want to do it again and again!

History of Massage Therapy

Massage has been used for thousands of years in various cultures around the world, a fact which in itself is pretty compelling evidence that there's something good happening when you lie down on that warm, comfy massage table. Ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman texts all mention the use of massage for healing purposes. In the United States, massage therapy became popular in the 19th century and has since become a widely accepted form of complementary and alternative medicine. Today, massage therapy is used to help manage a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.


Internal Benefits of Massage

Internal benefits of massage include increased circulation, improved immune system function, reduced stress and anxiety, and relief from muscle tension and pain. Additionally, massage can promote relaxation and improve overall well-being.


External Benefits of Massage

Massage can have several external benefits, such as improving skin tone and texture, reducing muscle tension and soreness, increasing flexibility and range of motion, improving circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage, and reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Regular massage can also help prevent injuries and improve overall physical performance!


How Often Should I Get a Massage?

The frequency of getting a massage depends on your individual needs and preferences. Some people prefer a weekly massage, while others may only need one every few months. It also depends on the type of massage and your overall health. It's best to consult with a massage therapist to determine the optimal frequency for you.


Want to book a massage with one of our therapists? We offer introductory treatments, all the way to 90-minute sessions. Click here to learn more about our massage therapists and to see a full list of our massage therapy services and enhancements, or click here to book your session now!