We might be biased because many of us at Harbour Health have dedicated our
careers to massage therapy but we know that massage can improve your life. We
have seen what happens when people start getting a weekly, bi weekly or monthly
massages. Massage therapy can have numerous benefits for both physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual health. Here are some of the ways that massage can improve
1. Relieves muscle tension and pain: Massage therapy can help relieve muscle
tension and pain caused by emotional, mental, physical and/or spiritual stress,
overuse, or injury. By targeting specific muscles and soft tissues, massage
can help improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Massage can encourage your body’s natural healing abilities.
2. Improves flexibility and range of motion: Regular massage therapy can help
improve flexibility and range of motion by increasing blood flow to the muscles
and reducing muscle tension. This can be especially beneficial for athletes
(hey, fellow runners and surfers!) or individuals with limited mobility. Being
able to move your body more freely can also begin to free you in other ways.
3. Reduces stress and anxiety: Massage therapy can help reduce stress and
anxiety by promoting relaxation and reducing the levels of stress hormones in
the body, such as cortisol and adrenaline. This can also help improve sleep
and overall mood. This is for everyone, and especially those people who need
some help relaxing. This is 60 or 90 minutes dedicated to you, outside of your
home and your work, as soon as you walk through the clinic doors- this is your
space to be taken care of.
4. Boosts immune function: Studies have shown that massage therapy can help
boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells
and reducing the levels of stress hormones in the body. Feeling strong and
healthy in your body can give you the energy you need to be able show up in
your relationships, your career, your adventures and your life.
5. Improves circulation: Massage therapy can help improve circulation by
increasing blood flow to the muscles and other soft tissues. This can help
deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the cells and promote healing. For the
folks who are struggling with cold hands and feet, this might also be what you
need to feel warm again.
Overall, massage therapy can be valuable for promoting physical, mental, emotional
and spiritual wellness. The best part is that massage therapy is where you can get
taken care of, all you need to do is book the appointment. If you have health care
benefits and book with one of our registered massage therapist, this means this is
also an affordable option. More and more employers are seeing the benefits of
providing these perks for their employees so make sure to check with your employer
about your benefit package to see what is offered to you. It is important to consult
with a licensed massage therapist and your healthcare provider to determine if it is
right for you.