Gift yourself a massage voucher this valentine.The good news is this: if you enjoy a massage, you just might be helping your heart and arteries stay healthy and youthful. Scientific studies have shown benefits of massage therapy for insomnia, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, cancer pain, post-operative recovery and other conditions. Regardless of age, massage therapy performed by a skilled and qualified therapist can reduce stress, cause relaxation and enhance feelings of well being. Here are a few points worth considering:
Maintains healthy blood pressure
Consistent massage program can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure. And maintaining a healthy blood pressure can contribute to lowering the odds of one having a heart attack.
Eases strein on heart
Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart, easing the strain on the heart.
Boosts oxygen flow to body
Massage improves the circulation, and facilitates the flow of essential nutrients and oxygen to your body.
Massage can have a calming effect on the nerves, which medical studies show can help reduce stress.