10 Health Benefits to Having a Massage – Infographic

By Jessica Fuller / March 7, 2016

In this post I thought I would publish an infographic highlighting 10 health benefits to having a massage. There is a lot more to massages than just having a relaxing pampering session. Hopefully this infographic convinces you to go and book a massage today.

10 Health Benefits to Having a Massage

10 benefits of Massage Therapy

Reduces Tension in the Muscles

We all carry tension in our muscles. Often without even being aware of it. Massage therapy is very effective at reducing that tension and helping your muscles feel fresh and loose.

Enhances Circulation

Blood flow and circulation is important for overall well-being. With more blood flow, new cells are produced and the body’s natural healing is stimulated.

Relieves Stress

Stress causes all kinds of mental and physical issues. From headaches, lowered immune system, tension build up, to lose of focus and concentration. A massage can help all your stresses and worries float away.

Speeds Healing of Soft Tissue Injuries

Massage helps to speed up the body’s natural healing process. With increased blood flow, oxygen, and the myofascial being stimulated. You can expect to recover form injuries quicker.

Improves Mental Alertness

Often overlooked are the mental and emotional benefits to having a massage. The relaxation techniques help to sharpen up the focus, memory, and concentration.

Boosts Immune Function

Our immune functions are important to help us keep infections and bacteria away. With a stronger immune system you will feel healthier, stay healthier, and not be run down by colds and flu as often.

Stimulates Movement of Lymphatic Fluid

The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system. By stimulating the movement of fluid through massage you are flushing toxins from the body and improving well-being.

Improves Joint Mobility

Massage works wonders on stiff joints that are painful or have lost some range of motion. You can ease the pain of repetitive strain injuries or sporting injuries.

Improves Sleep Quality

Having a good night’s sleep has a wide range of health benefits. You will be more alert, focused, have more energy, and so on. Massages helps promote better and more restful sleep.

Eases Muscle Pain

One of the first reasons a lot of people book a massage is to work on their aches and pains. There is nothing like a good Swedish massage to ease away all those pains and get you feeling 100%.

About the author

Jessica Fuller

I started studying and experimenting with alternative medicine, different massage techniques, and alternative therapies after graduating. I also love travelling and writing, so I found a way to combine all my loves - blogging!