Six Surprising benefits of Massage / 1 of 6

Six Surprising benefits of Massage / 1 of 6

“Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason, registered massage therapist, kinesiologist and owner at Paleolife Massage Therapy in Toronto. “More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.”

Desk workers, beware. More advanced forms of postural stress “show up as pain or weakness in the low back and gluteals caused by prolonged periods of sitting.”

Luckily, massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job—as long as you schedule a regular massage.

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Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.

While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.

This translates into:
Decreased anxiety
Enhanced sleep quality
Greater energy
Improved concentration
Increased circulation.
Reduced fatigue

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage.

The emotional balance massage provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.