health benefits of massage

Need an excuse to book a massage? We’ve got you covered:

1. Massages improve sleep.

Tossing and turning? Book a massage appointment for better sleep. Research shows that regular massage can improve sleep quality and reduce sleep disturbances in the middle of the night.

 

2. Massage lowers blood pressure.

Treating pre-hypertension with massage? Some research suggests it works. One study found that Swedish massage correlated with lower blood pressure in women with pre-hypertension. 

 

3. Massage improves circulation.

According to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, massage therapy improves general blood flow, improves vascular function even in people who don’t exercise, and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise. Translation? That spin class earned you a Swedish massage. 

 

4. Massage relieves headaches.

Before you reach for the Tylenol (again), try a massage. The American Massage Therapy Association recommends it for those suffering from tension headaches. Research shows massage can decrease perceived pain, decrease tension, and reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of tension headaches.

Ready for your hour of bliss? Book a massage at Elan Salon & Spa!