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Treating Yourself to a Massage Isn't Only Splurging, It's Vital for Heart Health!

By Erin Al-Mehairi

July 28, 2014

Treating Yourself to a Massage Isn't Only Splurging, It's Vital for Heart Health!

Massage can be just for pampering or relaxing, but it IS good for your health too! If you are a man or a woman looking to promote heart health, then don’t be shy about splurging on a massage and a trip to the day spa. You only have one heart, after all!

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of American women, claiming the lives of more than 450,000 American women each year.

Massage is good for reducing stress, increasing body endorphins, improving blood circulation, and reducing blood pressure. The Acupuncture Massage College states that massage on a regular basis “can reduce occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias, which cause the heart to pump less efficiently, and can decrease both diastolic and systolic blood pressure.” Massage relaxes contracted muscles to ease strain on the heart.

Heart health benefits of massage:

• Reduces hypertension
• Manages depression and insomnia
• Enhances relaxation
• Treats anxiety

In the Yonsei Medical Journal, they state that regular massage therapy sessions were found to induce relaxation to the autonomic nervous system as confirmed by lowered cortisol and norepinephrine levels. In other words, this decreases the fight or flight scenario.

Staying in this mode, as often happens in our busy lifestyles in today’s modern world, can set someone up for heart disease due to prolonged stress. Having a massage can stimulate cells on the skin to send messages to the nervous system of relaxation, which then cause the blood vessels to widen, decreasing heart rate.

HideAway Inn, a premiere bed and breakfast set in the beautiful rural area near Bucyrus, Ohio, also offers a day or resort spa in which you can either drop by weekly for a massage or relax with one during a pampering weekend escape.

Here’s a testimonial from two of our guests, Tracy and Matt, from Chicago:

"We have had massage at other places in Ohio, nothing has beat the quality of the massage ladies here, soooooo relaxing. We were personally escorted to the spa area with a soft water fountain bubbling and a beautiful fan. And best part we had time to r-e-l-a-x afterward."

Call us at (800) 570-8233 to reserve your spot for a spa treatment today and be on your way to better health and rejuvenation.

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