By: Lincoln wellbeing centre  10-May-2014
Keywords: Massage Therapy, Remedial Massage, Massage Services

THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE Aside from reducing pain, stiffness and discomfort, sports injuries and bad posture, there are a variety of different health benefits from getting massages, as well as simply feeling good. Studies have shown that during even a ten minute massage, decreased heart rate, lower blood pressure and enhanced mental activity can be achieved. Massage also promotes sleep, decreases headaches, strengthens the immune system and relieves stress through the reduction of cortisol; otherwise known as the stress hormone. Prolonged high levels of cortisol can lead to heart disease and various other issues as well. Not only does massage reduce the level of cortisol but also reduces the risk of chronic disease. Massage can also play a large part in breathing...

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