A Registered Massage Therapist Has the Skills to Help You in More Ways than One
When you’re dealing with back pain, there’s no better course of action than getting a good massage in Ottawa. Nothing beats that hurts-in-just-the-right-way sensation that leaves your previously sore, tight, knotted muscles feeling relieved and loosened to perfection. But the benefits don’t end there—a registered massage therapist can do so much more for you, including reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, boosting immunity, reducing your downtime after working out, and more. Let’s look at some of these benefits a little more closely:
The Benefits of Reducing Stress
That a good massage fights stress—particularly by decreasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increasing serotonin and dopamine—is no secret. But what gets overlooked far too often is how this in turn leads to all the many benefits of a more stress-free life. People who suffer from anxiety or depressive disorders, for example, may see a reduction in symptoms after a good massage. Ottawa spas can also help you make your immune system, which is very reactive to stress, stronger and more resilient. And did we mention improved sleep?
A 10-minute Swedish-style massage after a workout might be the best thing for you, according to a scientific study published in 2012. The researchers found that it reduced inflammation and boosted the muscle’s ability to heal itself quickly and effectively. Looks like a registered massage therapist might be just as important as your personal trainer!
Reduced Postural Stress
How do you feel at the end of a long work day, sitting at your desk and working? If you said, “I feel great, thanks for asking,” then congratulations—you’re in the minority! 80% of people suffer some kind of back pain, and many cases are linked to postural stress, which can be brought on by sitting, slouching, or both for long periods. Looks like there’s no better place to find high demand for a soothing, healing massage—Ottawa has a slew of government workers and tech sector employees putting in long hours at their desks.
Fighting PMS Symptoms
It looks like a good massage can do a little bit of bonus good for women, on top of everything else. Certain PMS symptoms, including bloating, cramps, and water retention. While obviously not every woman has the time or budget to visit a registered massage therapist every month (as wonderful and relieving as that would be) it could still be the perfect way to treat yourself during those inevitable months when the pain is more intolerable than usual.