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Health Benefits of Massage

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October 1, 2013

Did you know about these serious health benefits from massage?!

Most of you probably think that the best reason to get a massage is to relax and pamper yourself for a special treat, right? If you’re like us here at The HideAway, and like most other busy working women and moms, you know it can be hard to justify the time and money.  Well, guess what? The health benefits of a good massage can help you be your best- for your kids, your partner, your career, and last but certainly not least- for YOU! Keep reading for more information on ways that booking a massage at The HideAway can improve your mental and physical health!

1.       How are you sleeping? Do you toss and turn, trying to clear your head of all the daily ups and downs we all deal with? Or do you crash like a stone, only to wake up still exhausted? The answer could be that you’re not getting the right kind of sleep. Deep, restful, sleep requires your brain to produce delta waves. Massage has been shown to increase the production of delta waves, leading to the kind of sleep you need to take on the world.

2.       Ever feel like your brain is slower than the fast-paced world we live in? Massage can help! In a University of Miami study, people who received massages regularly showed decreasing frontal alpha and beta power. To the researchers conducting the study, this indicated increased alertness. Furthermore, the massage study subjects indicated lowered job stress on their exit surveys, which could indicate that they’re having an easier time performing their jobs. The benefits last a full 24 hours after your massage, so call us to book your massage for an extra boost!

3.       Pesky aches and pains slowing you down? We all know that a massage can help alleviate tight muscles caused by stress, but did you know that getting a massage actually reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol while upping your levels of feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine? Those changes slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and block your nervous system's pain receptors. This is why massage helps ease the pain of migraines, labor pain, cancer, and even fibromyalgia.

Here at The HideAway, we understand that sometimes life can get in the way of treating yourself, but don’t forget that what seems like just a treat can actually help you breeze through that same life with a smile! Call today to book - 1-800-570-8233 – you’ll be glad you did!

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