Yes, there is such a thing as knots! Through over-work, injury, and stress, we insult our muscles and damage our bodies. Toxins get trapped in our cells, and our system begins to break down. These adhesions that form in muscles can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and loss of movement over time.
Massage helps to break up these adhesions, releases the toxins, replenishes nutrients and oxygen, and removes waste, all while reducing stress. This helps heal the muscle, increases flexibility, relieves tension, improves circulation, and stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural painkillers, and more.
Massage does not only affect our bodies; it helps our minds and spirit; reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Calming the mind, and feeling great!
One of my favorite benefits of massage is helping individuals see themselves differently. With massage, you become more aware of how you use your body, how you move, where your pain is located, and subsequently you end up treating yourself better because of it.
The following is a giant list of the benefits of massage, provided by www.massagetherapy.com. But a long list isn’t necessarily the best way to educate yourself about the benefits of massage. Try it for yourself!