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7 Natural Health 
Benefits of Massage Therapy

25 april 2023
3 mins read

Much more than a way to help you relax, massage therapy is an important tool for promoting better mental and physical health. Massage is a part of integrative medicine and is more and more being offered as a means to treat a wide range of medical conditions.

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7 Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy

Some of the physical benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Improved circulation
  • Less muscle stiffness
  • Relief from joint inflammation
  • Faster recovery between workouts
  • More flexibility
  • Less pain and soreness
  • Stronger immune system

For many, massage therapy forms part of their recovery plan to help return to normal activity. For example, massage therapy can be used after joint replacement surgery or injury.

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7 Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

Even those mostly focused on the physical benefits of massage therapy say they feel less stressed afterwards. There are also many mental health benefits such as lower stress and better sleep.

Other mental benefits are:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Improved mood
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Less anxiety
  • More energy
  • Increased feeling of wellness
  • Fewer headaches

These are effects that have a long-term impact on quality of life. Better sleep, in particular, is very beneficial for recovery and helps with chronic health conditions.

Relaxation | One Of The Many Benefits Of Massage Therapy

After Massage

It is not unusual to feel tired or even sore after a massage. Your muscles and connective tissue have been worked by the massage therapist. It can feel like you just completed a workout. It is even possible to get a headache or nausea after a treatment, though this is less common.

However, do not make the mistake of thinking that massage must hurt to help. Massage does not need to be painful to be effective. 

If your massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for a lighter touch. Sometimes, they may touch a sensitive area or a knot in a muscle. This can be a little sore while the therapist works it out. However, if it is too painful, ask for less pressure. This is for the best as too much pressure during a massage can lead to injury.

For those seeking a holistic approach to self-care, traditional Thai massage is an enriching and transformative practice with many health benefits.

Paul Lloyd

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paul lewis lloyd

Copywriter, WordPress and SEO for Thai Nee Spa.
Paul graduated in Biochemistry from Dundee University and studied for an HND in Graphic Design and NVQ Level 3 in Aromatherapy Massage. He is a long-term practitioner of hatha yoga and meditation.

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I am Darunee (also Thai Nee) owner of the spa and VTCT qualified Thai massage therapist. It is my pleasure to welcome you to Thai Nee Spa.

We are a Thai Massage and Relaxation Therapy Centre based in the historic town of Kenilworth in Warwickshire.

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Further Reading

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Hannan Ahmad
Hannan Ahmad
5 months ago

Massage therapy offers both physical and mental benefits, emphasizing its importance in holistic well-being. It addresses physiological needs, like easing muscle stiffness, while also promoting mental relaxation. The varied post-massage body responses highlight the depth of the therapy and underline the need for clear communication between therapist and client. Ensuring that the treatment remains within an individual’s comfort threshold enhances its overall therapeutic efficacy.

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