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Swedish Massage Will Help You Start 2021 With Less Stress
NEWS | 12/31/2020 Swedish Massage Will Help You Start 2021 With Less Stress

There’s no doubt about it, we’ve all just come through one of the most stressful years of our lives. You owe it to yourself to relieve some of that stress to start the new year off a bit more calm and relaxed. What better way to do that than with a Swedish massage? Let’s take a look at some of the amazing benefits.

Reduces Stress- Swedish massage is the maximum in relaxation. Stress manifests in the body in many ways, as muscle tension and pain, and even anxiety. Massage helps to calm the nervous system and relieve muscle tension to rid the body of these unwanted stress responses.

Pain Management- Swedish massage can be a wonderful method of natural pain relief for those that suffer from chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and sciatica. Discuss any specific areas of pain or tender points with your massage therapist so they can tailor your massage to address those issues.

Speeds Healing- Swedish massage uses a technique called effleurage which is a long stroking motion following the direction of blood flow to the heart. This opens up the blood vessels and increases blood flow to the area. The increase in oxygen and nutrients that this increased circulation brings promotes faster healing of injured tissues.

Increases Flexibility- With muscle tension relieved deep within the tissues, you may find that you feel a little more flexible. Combine this with regular gentle stretching and watch your range of motion increase. This combination can also help to prevent exercise-related injuries such as sprains and muscle strains or tears.

Improves Immune Function- By reducing stress Swedish massage lowers cortisol levels. High cortisol levels can inhibit immune function. The kneading and squeezing of the muscles also stimulate the flow of lymph through your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune system. All of this together means your immune system will be able to function better to keep you from getting sick or help you recover more quickly if you do become ill.

The wonderful benefits of Swedish massage show us just how important a regular massage regimen can be, for both the mind and body. It’s so much more than just a luxury. In today’s world, it’s almost a necessity. Come see the massage therapists at Von Anthony Salon to get 2021 off to a great start with less stress and greater wellbeing. Give us a call at 972-731-7600 to schedule your session or take advantage of our free mobile app to schedule appointments on the go. Download it on iTunes or Google Play.