Massage: A Necessity or a Luxury?

When people think of massage, they often associate it with luxury, indulgence, and pampering. But the truth is that massage is much more than that. It can help balance emotions, reduce anxiety, improve circulation, relieve joint and muscle pain, and even help with insomnia. Massage is not just an occasional indulgence; it is an important part of maintaining good health and well-being.

Studies have shown that massage can be beneficial for those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia. Massage helps to relax the body by relieving muscle tension, which in turn helps to relax the mind. It can also help to interrupt pain signals to the brain and calm the nervous system, reducing pain. Taking the time to schedule regular massages can be a great way to practice self-care and reduce stress.

At Helen's Haven, our professional massage therapists are here to help you take advantage of all the incredible benefits of massage. A study conducted at both the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut and the New Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry found that weekly Swedish massages decreased knee pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis. So while massage may seem like a luxury, it is actually an important part of self-care that can have many health benefits. Regular massages can help you maintain good health and well-being, so don't hesitate to make an appointment today!.