Beyond Pampering: The Health Benefits of Massage

Last week, one of our therapists here at The Spa at Paradise Point shared an article on a new study on the benefits of massage which showed that getting a massage after a workout was just as effective, if not more, at reducing inflammation as taking an aspirin. Professional athletes have long seen the health benefits of getting massages, using them in tandem with an intensive workout program for years. However, what might be more interesting are the other amazing benefits of massage for the rest of us.

Massage is generally a very relaxing experience.  If you’ve ever dozed off during a treatment, you know that massage can help induce restful sleep. Another benefit of massage is its ability to help reduce stress and anxiety.  Taking an hour or two for yourself, being able to fully unplug from technology your worries even just once a month can do wonders for your overall health and wellness.

Massage can also be included as an integral part of your beauty regime, and not just the most clinical massages like deep tissue or Swedish massages that initially come to mind. Even the most exotic or pampering treatments like our Balinese MassageMilk & Honey Body Wrap, and Bamboo Scrub implement the full motions of massage that significantly increase circulation. This process of moving around the lymphatic fluid, increasing blood flow and reducing toxins can aid in the reduction of the appearance of cellulite, wrinkles, dry, dull skin and lackluster hair. Experience massage and other body treatments often and the benefits of massage will greatly outweigh the cost every time.

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