Massage: A Healing Touch To Cure Your Blues

December 29th, 2017


Often we find ourselves getting depressed, feeling sad, lazy, sluggish and disturbed for no reason. When you find yourself in any of these situations, consider getting a massage.

Massage will not only relax tight muscles and help in relieving sore muscles; it also helps in boosting your mood. A simple massage can increase the production of endorphins (the “feel good” hormones) that immediately affect your mood. The more endorphins are produced, the calmer, energized and happier you’d feel.

Massage also helps in increasing the production of neurotransmitters. There are 3 main chemicals in the brain that constitute the neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. When released from the brain these help in lowering anxiety, stress and depression.

Massage therapy has also been known to improve sleep quality. With improved sleep quality, you end up feeling more calm, fresh and active, also you will find yourself in a good mood always. Having quality sleep helps you relax your muscles and allow the tension to leave your body, resulting in a peaceful state of mind.

Getting a massage is a great way to relax and de-stress yourself. When you make the concept of massage, a regular part of your routine, you will start noticing an overall difference physical and mental well-being.

According to a study carried out at the University of Miami, massage therapy has been known to lower the body’s blood pressure levels and the production of a hormone named cortisol (a hormone that triggers feeling of anxiety and stress in a person).

When a person is under stress, the body overproduces cortisol. Increase in the cortisol levels in the body decreases the production of serotonin (which is a mood stabilizer). When serotonin levels are reduced, a person goes in a state of depression. Regular massage therapy has been known to reduce the cortisol levels to about 50 percent and increase the production of serotonin.

When depression, anxiety, tiredness, laziness and irritation hits hard and gets prolonged into a person’s life, massage therapy has been known to provide the best solution for this mental sickness. As the benefits of massage therapy go beyond the relaxation experienced during the massage, it is also known to reap tremendous benefits even after the massage is over.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need an instant solution to the mental sickness, O2 Spa provides the best healing touch to cure your blues.