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5 Benefits of Massage Therapy You Didn’t Know About

It’s safe to say, most of us are aware of the benefits of getting a good massage. At least, the more obvious benefits. Like – soothing those sore muscles after a workout or that half marathon you just finished. Or lowering your stress level after a long week grinding away at the daily grind. But massage therapy has some awesome, less obvious benefits, that might just have you making a regular reservation at the local masseuse.

Did someone say beautiful hair –

And more of it. Yes. In fact, one study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health suggests that massaging the scalp twice a week increases the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles, resulting in thicker, healthier hair.

Lowers blood pressure –

There are multiple studies that reinforce the benefits of massage therapy on those suffering from hypertension. (high blood pressure) In fact, some studies even found that regular massage therapy decreased blood pressure for several days after.

Decreases migraines –

If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know you’d do just about anything to ease the pain that comes with one. Several studies show an increase in migraine-free days and less pain as a result of two 30-minute massages a week.

Builds your immune system –

Weekly massages may lower levels of the stress hormone – cortisol and increase the number of white blood cells which gives a boost to your immune system.

Helps you get better sleep –

If you’ve ever enjoyed a relaxing massage, you’ve probably experienced the bliss of nearly falling asleep during an amazing massage. But reducing stress and promoting a state of deep relaxation through massage therapy has shown to improve overall sleep patterns considerably.

As if you needed a reason to book a therapeutic massage. But maybe you are among the folks who actually love dishing out that kind of therapy. If that sounds like you, maybe you should consider a career in massage therapy! After all, making people feel great is a pretty nice way to earn a living. If you’d like to learn more about a career that puts the power of healing in your own two hands, check out the massage therapy program at Daytona College. Daytona is helping students the get the hands-on training and skills they need to become licensed massage therapists. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a campus tour. The future is in your hands!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00207459808986453