Massages of all types offer several outstanding benefits that help to improve your overall quality of life. You’re probably aware of some of the main benefits of massages such as reduced muscle pain, relief from tension and headaches, and relief from stress in general, but were you aware that some of the most highly productive people have routine massage treatments?
Indeed, it may sound strange at first, but regular massages are a great way to increase your overall efficiency and productivity. Sure, that cup of coffee or energy drink might give you a temporary boost for a little while, but that boost is bound to flame out. On the contrary, massages are a holistic fix to the problems and reasons that are causing your need for those things in the first place.
Massages Can Help You to Sleep Better
If you aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis, of if you are getting a poor quality of sleep, you’ll surely notice it when you are at work or performing any kind of important task. Lack of sleep over time inhibits our ability to perform cognitive tasks, not to mention the lack of motivation that accompanies it as well. The bottom line is if you are always tired, you won’t want to perform important or required tasks, and if you do, you won’t do them as well.
There are many reasons behind a lack of quality sleep, but it may not always be as complicated as you think. Muscle tension and stress are two big issues that can have a profound effect on your quality of sleep. Regular massages help to keep your muscles relaxed, and addresses the sources of your muscle and joint pain. They are also highly effective in easing stress. By getting massages regularly you can effectively keep these issues in check, which leads to much better sleep, and better quality of sleep leads to better productivity, every time.
Massages Provide Relief From Nagging Pain
If you have persistent pain in your body, it’s going to have an effect on not just your ability to work, but your overall mood as well. Pain in high tension areas such as your back and neck can limit your ability to stay focused, or even work period. For instance, if you have a job at a desk, and you’re dealing with nagging back pain, your productivity will surely suffer as a result. You may feel the need to hunch over, or find yourself constantly getting up to stretch and walk around due to not being able to sit for very long because of the pain.
Massages are incredibly effective in providing comfort and easing of pain in high tension areas. Most massage types work to soften tissue, work away knots, and even release endorphins in your body that provide a calming effect that can help with pain as well.
If you find yourself constantly distracted from nagging pain and discomfort at your job, consider scheduling a few massages that month. You’ll be amazed at the relief you’ll feel, which will in turn allow you to focus better and perform better at your job.
Massages Can Improve Your Mood
If you have large amounts of stress in your life, your mood will surely suffer. You might be able to put on a face and fool everyone into thinking you’re fine, but the effects will eventually show. If you are overburdened with stress, your productivity will surely suffer, along with other aspects of life. Not only can the stress in your life lead to you feeling overwhelmed, it can also inhibit your ability to think clearly and rationally.
When you are stressed, your body produces more cortisol – the body’s stress hormone. This can lead to a decreased immune system, along with higher blood pressure, tension headaches, and other problems that can severely affect your ability to be productive.
Massages help to inhibit your body’s cortisol production. This can lead to a higher white blood cell count, lowered blood pressure, and yes, relief from stress. The happier and healthier you are, the better your personal level of productivity will be. Regular massages provide you with a natural and effective way to manage your stress, along with all of the other benefits that result.
Schedule Your Massage With Zen Body Therapy Today
As you can see, massages are a great way to increase your productivity across the board. Making regular massages a part of your routine provides you with multiple benefits that you will notice in every aspect of your daily life. If this sounds like something you’d like to experience, contact Zen Body Therapy in Alexandria, VA by sending us a message online or giving us a call today to schedule a massage therapy session.