It comes as no surprise that massage therapy is one of the oldest healing practices in history. There’s a reason why people automatically start rubbing an area on their body if it’s hurt or sore.The simple practice of rubbing and stroking areas of our body to relieve stress or ease soreness or increase focus is something that’s instinctive to us and that we find ourselves intuitively doing on a daily basis – so why not do it properly with the right equipment?
Regular massage sessions can provide massive health benefits ranging from immediate relief, to stress reduction and anxiety treatment.
The good news is that you don’t have to go to a massage specialist or a spa to enjoy the benefits of a relaxing massage session. Xcite offers a range of massage tools that you can use from the comfort of your own home!
Let’s take a look at some of the scientifically proven health benefits of massage.
Lowers Blood Pressure
This is not something that will happen from one or two sessions. But studies have shown that consistent massage therapy can help regulate blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Relieves Stress, Treats Anxiety
The unmistakable feeling of blissful relaxation and calmness that washes over you when you sit in a massage chair is due to your brain releasing endorphins. Endorphins are a group of hormones responsible for your happiness and well being. You only need to be 5 minutes into a massage session to notice those endorphins doing their thing and feel the difference. Multiple studies have pointed to this relaxing endorphin releasing effect as an aid in treating anxiety and depression as well.
Boosts Your Immune System
Perhaps one of the least known benefits of massage is its contribution towards a healthy immune system. Massage Therapy has been proven to improve immunity by boosting White Blood Cell count. White Blood Cells are responsible for protecting us against infections and harmful bacteria.
Relieves Muscle Pain and Soreness
Regular massage therapy sessions are an integral part of any athlete’s schedule. And that’s because a single massage session can immediately and drastically relief any muscle soreness or tension by increasing blood circulation. It’s not just the athlete’s that need massages though, long hours of sitting in a chair at the office can cause stress on the joints in the back and neck ares, massage therapy helps counteract that.
Usually, building healthy habits and sticking to them is hard. We all know the rewards of routine exercise, but it’s hard to do. Massage on the other hand is a relaxing and calming routine that can be a perfect way to whined down at home after a long stressful day. Check out our collection of massage tools and equipment!