The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Some individuals find that there’s nothing more relaxing than a professional massage. But while a massage can be an excellent way to unwind – with many massage therapists opting for soft music, dim lighting, and calming aromatherapy – it may also have health benefits. These advantages – which may vary by person and by the type of massage – can include:
- Relieving postural stress – It’s common for many people to spend days sitting down in one spot. Maintaining the same posture for long periods of time can lead to lower back pain, as well as soreness in the shoulders and neck. Massage therapists are typically trained on which muscles and pressure points to work on in order to alleviate the pain and soreness that comes with postural stress.
- Reducing headaches – Individuals may sometimes experience headaches due to chronic tension. These headaches are characterized by tightness in the forehead, soreness in the temples, and an overall tense sensation in the head. Massage therapy can help reduce these types of headaches by promoting stress-relief and reducing tension in the neck, shoulders, and head.
- Boosting immunity – Getting regular massages many help increase individuals’ white blood cell count, which plays a role in helping the body fight off sickness. Additionally, relieving stress through a massage may help further strengthen one’s immunity, since stress and tension are known to weaken the immune system.
Even without getting a massage, it won’t be difficult to relax when you make PepperTree your home. With amenities like our picturesque clubhouse, upscale pool area, and social room with billiards and flat-screen TVs, our community is built to help residents unwind from the stresses of everyday life. To learn more about our apartments by The Villages, contact PepperTree Apartment Homes today.