Benefits of Massage

March 7, 2023 11:36 am

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Why should you get a massage?

Massage is the practice of manipulating and kneading the muscles using hands or mechanical devices. A massage therapist will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to ease pain and tension. Massages have many benefits, with short and long-term effects. 

One of the most common effects is that it relieves stress and causes relaxation. Stress plays a negative role in the body and can contribute to multiple health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, headaches, diabetes, and many more. Stress can sometimes feel inevitable, but regular messages can help regulate and reduce the stress you may feel daily. Who wouldn’t want that? 

Research has shown that therapeutic massages can improve your overall mood and benefit some mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. The massages help relieve some of the symptoms of feeling sad or anxious often or all the time, not wanting to do activities that used to be fun, feeling irritable, easily frustrated‚ restless, and having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. In addition, massages can give you a boost of energy and improve your sleep.

Another benefit, along with reducing stress, massage reduces muscle pains and soreness from physical activities. Massage has been shown to relieve pain related to chronic conditions, surgeries, fibromyalgia, and more. Regularly getting messages can help with inflammation, decreasing fluid build-up and allowing more circulation. Therapeutic massages loosen the muscles, allowing improved flexibility.

Regular massages have the short-term benefits of feeling good, and it helps ease the pain temporarily. Long-term benefits of getting traditional massages include reducing or eliminating pain from chronic health conditions.

Body & Soul Massage in Salem Ma offers Therapeutic Massage. Make self-care a priority with our Monthly Membership Program or Pain Relief Packages. To learn more, visit: or call 978-825-0040.