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Published On: Tue, Dec 12th, 2017

8 Reasons Why Massages Are So Popular

Who doesn’t like getting a massage? Over the last decade or so, there has been a steady increase in the number of massage parlours and spas in and around Sydney, thanks to the increasing popularity of massages.

Once considered a frivolous luxury, aimed solely at the rich and famous, massages have come a long way in terms of affordability and credibility. Here are eight reasons why massages have become so popular in recent years.

photo/ Jürgen Rübig

1. Stress Buster

Massages are the ultimate stress buster. When life gets to be a little too stressful, both your physical and mental well being suffer. A nice, relaxing massage is a great way to relieve stress. Of course there’s evidence that an hour or two in the gym can also help relieve stress.

But given a choice between sweating it out in the gym or getting a relaxing massage, the latter is so much more appealing.

2. Regroup and Reenergise

More and more corporate professionals are using massages as a way to recuperate and recharge. A popular trend in the corporate world is to go for a massage during the lunch break.

Taking that time for yourself to get away from your hectic work environment helps to calm your mind, melting away all the built-up tension and helping you get back to work on top of your game. Sometimes, all you need is some alone time for your body and mind to reenergize and ensure that your performance at work is at its very best.

3. Health Benefits

Scientific studies have proven that massages are indeed beneficial to your health, in a number of ways. From boosting your immunity to encouraging better blood circulation and helping you get rid of toxins in your body, massages can do wonders for your body when done on a regular basis.

Massages also relieve pain and promote healing of sore muscles, which is why a lot of professional athletes and sportspersons opt for therapeutic massages to keep their body at the optimum level. When combined with physical therapy, massages also help them recover from sports injuries a lot
faster.

4. Promotes Better Sleep

If you have trouble falling asleep at night, a good massage by an experienced masseur/masseuse might be the answer to your problem. Lack of sleep can lead to a host of other complications such as weakened immunity, depression, higher risk of heart disease and weight gain. Massages have been proven to help you rest and sleep by increasing delta waves (linked to deep sleep) in the brain.

5. Better Posture

If your job requires you to sit down in front of a computer for long hours then, chances are that, your posture is getting affected. You can tackle this problem by getting regular massages. Research has shown that massages can help undo the damage of bad posture by loosening your muscles and
joints.

This in turn helps you reclaim your natural posture. A poor posture can lead to hunchback, neck and back problems. So, if you find yourself slouching at your desk, then it’s time to make a massage appointment in one of day spa places.

6. Flexibility

As we age, we are more likely to notice that our joints ache and our body is just not able to move as it used to. Massages can combat these troublesome signs of aging by making our joints fluid, which in turn makes us more flexible and less prone to joint ache.

7. Keeps Head Aches Away

If you are prone to headaches, then making massages a weekly affair can do wonders for you. Regular massages will help reduce the severity of the headaches in the short run, and will help reduce the frequency of the headaches in the long run.

8. Instant Mood Booster

According to a study, massages increase the levels of dopamine and serotonin (neurotransmitters linked to happiness) in the brain significantly. This means that a massage has the power to boost your mood.

And last but not the least, massages are so popular abecause they feel so good. Who wouldn’t love to spend an hour having a talented masseuse knead knotted muscles, helping us loosen up and relax. Do we really need any more reason than that to love massages?

So, go ahead and make massages a part of your lifestyle. A weekly, or even monthly, massage routine will do you a whole lot of good. Whether you’re a working professional, an entrepreneur or a stay-at- home parent, we all need a little pampering every now and then to keep up with our busy lives. Find a good massage in Sydney to take care of your body and mind.

Author: Colin Steinway

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