Once people discover the benefits of remedial massage, a common question arises — “How often should I be having a massage?”
The answer is simple. Those who are looking to improve their posture, reduce their chance of injury and maintain mobility benefit greatly from scheduling a massage monthly.
Probably the most important thing to consider is the type of massage that you choose. Although some people benefit greatly from having a relaxing/spa massage in order to improve your overall health, mobility and posture there really needs to be some remedial and therapeutic aspects to the treatment.
Apart from improving your posture, reducing injury and helping keep your body mobile regular remedial massage also has some essential benefits to improve your overall health.
1. It counteracts all that sitting you do.
Unfortunately it is common for us to spend extended periods of time sitting. This position can put excessive strain on your back, hips and shoulders. Not to mention that many of our muscles (hamstrings, glutes, pecs) are in a shortened position while sitting, which causes the muscles to become short and tight.
2. Increases circulation and helps remove toxins.
This is be essential for anyone who experiences poor circulation leading to swollen joints, hands and feet. It is also an important part of recovery for those who are exercising on a regular basis.
3. It improves sleep.
Massage directly influences the body’s production of serotonin, which is essential for the production of melatonin. Leading to better quality sleep.
4. It boosts immunity
A 2010 study found that regular massage significantly boosts patients’ white blood cell count, which plays a large role in defending the body from disease.
Include remedial massage as an important part of your self-care ritual. For those of you who still see remedial massage as an occasional luxury remember remedial massage can be claimed through your private health insurance so consider this when renewing your private health insurance.
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