When you’ve had a stressful day or week, you can feel that stress making your muscles tense. It can weigh your body down physically as much as it weighs on your mind emotionally. That’s why many people turn to a massage for stress relief. By loosening your muscles and addressing the physical symptoms of stress, a massage can clear the fog in your mind and ease the emotional toll.
But how much of an impact does a massage have on your emotional state? Here are a few psychological benefits of having a massage:
Pain Relief for Advanced Cancer Patients
At one time, it was commonly thought that a massage was not only ineffective but even dangerous for patients with advanced stages of cancer. However, recent research has done much to dispel this myth. In fact, studies have shown that cancer patients found pain relief and even improved mood from a good massage. Of course, a massage can’t combat cancer itself, but it can improve the quality of life and offers emotional benefits to people who are in constant emotional turmoil.
Reduced Depression Symptoms
Much like stress, depression can take its toll on your body as well as your mind, which is why people who suffer from depression are so often physically fatigued. Even short 15 minute massages have been shown to have a noted impact on mood, helping patients with depression feel more energized and focused. This has been shown to be effective in both children and pregnant women with depression.
Did you know that trauma victims can sometimes hold the memory of their trauma in muscle tissues? Trauma can often come with physical pain all on its own, but it can also cause muscle tension because of the emotional pain. With the help of a professional masseuse, you can release the pain being held in that muscle tissue and start to feel some agency over your own body again.
Improved Concentration and Productivity
When you’re living with a lot of muscle tension and physical fatigue, it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. The longer you sit with it, the less motivated and productive you’ll be. When you have a massage, you relieve muscle tension and discomfort. With this reduced, your mind is clearer, and you’ll find you’re better able to concentrate, whether it’s just enjoying the moment or finishing a task.
Are you carrying around excessive stress, anxiety, trauma, or depression? A massage from CRYO850 may offer just the relief you need to feel like you have your life back. Our massages can heal both the body and mind, giving you a full sense of wellness. Want to learn more? Contact CRYO850 today for more information or to schedule your appointment, whether for a massage or our other wellness treatments.