8 surprising reasons why a massage will improve your health
Published on: 14 November, 2016 | Tags: health benefits of massage
It’s well known that messages are an amazing experience that everybody should try, of course at Pearl London we’re specialists, but something that a lot of people don’t realise is the genuine health benefits that a massage can have. You may think of massages as a luxury, but they are much more than that.
Pearl London is the authority in all aspects of massages, so we’ve racked our brains and come up with eight surprising reasons why a massage can improve your health. Next time you visit one of our Pearls you won’t only enjoy the luxurious and exotic experience we provide, but you’ll understand why you just feel so amazing after it’s all over.
A way to deal with depression and anxiety
When a message is done correctly, a person will normally feel the effects instantly. As soon as it begins a person will feel both calm and relaxed. A message lowers the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol, meaning that a person will instantly feel like they have lifted spirits with the knock on effect of lowered blood pressure.
There are two neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine, that have a large connection to depression. You need a good amount of serotonin to keep a stable mode, and dopamine has an effect on the desire to get things done or not. Having a massage can boost these neurotransmitters, helping to fight the effects of depression.
Dealing with any excessive pain
Treating pain thanks to a massage is something that’s easily thought about, but it’s something we all learn from an early age. From only being a toddler, if you were to fall over and graze your knee the first instinctive thing you do is rub where it hurts. Putting it into more relevant context, if you’re working in an office and start to suffer from a stiff shoulder, you’ll likely try to knead where the stiffness is.
Having someone provide you with a massage will ease pain in a number of different ways. Firstly, it’s possible to increase the blood flow to any stiff or sore joints and muscles, with them being warmed thanks to the extra circulation. It has also been discovered that massages trigger natural painkillers in the brain that are known as opioids.
Another occurrence that massages can help kickstart is speeding up the amount of oxytocin in the body, a specific hormone that helps to relax muscles and even increases the feeling of contentment and calmness. If someone suffers from chronic pain, especially that in the lower back area, massages can help to relieve this pain completely.
Getting a better nights sleep
Ensuring that a person gets a good nights sleep is becoming one of the toughest tasks dealt with on a daily basis. With mobile phones being kept on bedside tables, and the glowing lights of an electronic device charging being within eye sight, there’s no wonder that a third of people in the UK have suffered from insomnia at least once in their life.
Interestingly enough, massage therapy can actually be considered as a natural remedy due to the fact it gets to the root of your pain. As you become deprived of sleep, or more specifically deep sleep, your body will start to release a pain chemical throughout your body.
By having a message, you sleep is improved due to your muscles relaxing, further boosting your circulation and dealing with any trigger points. As mentioned previously, a massage triggers the release of serotonin, which has a knock on effect with the amount of sleep you can have.
Boost your immune system
It has only been recently discovered that having a massage can actually boost your immune system, fending off any diseases that may want to leave you feeling grim. People that are excessively stressed are more likely to get sick compared to others, and if stress is combined with lack and sleep and poor nutrition there’s very little stopping you getting infected.
Numerous studies have shown that a massage can help to improve the immune system's cytotoxic capacity, which are often known as the bodies killer cells. You’ll also find your T-cells are reduced, improving the body's overall immune function. If you have regular massage during winter time, you’ll find that the cold that can occur during this time avoids you.
For the majority of people they spend most of the day sat down at a desk which can be terrible for a person's posture. Bad posture isn’t only not nice to look at, but it can create neck and back pain. When you hunch forward, your body doesn’t align properly, forcing certain muscles to work harder than they should be.
A concerning issue that can occur due to bad posture is pressure on your internal organs, having a knock on effect on your digestion system as well. Breathing and circulation can also be majorly affected, which can lead to a number of serious issues.
Not a lot of people realise that unlike other bad habits, a poor posture can be quite relaxing to correct. Massages allow the body to strengthen natural and health movement, making it one of the best aspects of massage therapy. The muscles that have been made sore due to bad posture can become relaxed and loose, helping your body to go back to a pain three position.
Help prevent/cure tension headaches
There are very few things that are worse than a tension headache. You may have a multitude of tasks that need completing throughout the day, but a tension headache can put a stop to all of your plans. A massage done on a regular basis will help your body to keep at the best levels of stress relief and relaxation. The major knock on effect of this is the reduction of any chance a migraine attack or tension headache will occur, as muscles spasms and trigger points are controlled.
If you are already suffering from a tension headache then a massage can work to cure it. Instead of being massaged on your back area, the neck, shoulders and even head can help to decrease the discomfort and pain tension that headaches produce.
Detoxes your body
It can be very easy to fall into the trap of eating excessive junk food and going on too many nights out, especially when it comes to the weekend. To get ready for the week ahead your body needs to be prepared, so getting a massage can be just the thing that you need.
No matter what type of massage you actually have, your circulation will become increased, making blood pump around your body better. Along with your blood is oxygen which helps to form essential nutrients which will eventually turn energy once it finally gets to the muscles. Your organs will benefit too, with the increase in blood circulation encouraging them to work even better, especially when it comes to eliminating unhealthy toxins.
Once you’ve fully detoxed, you’ll find you’re able to think clearer, feel healthier and ready for whatever the week has waiting for you. For these reasons alone people choose to have a massage on a weekly basis.
Assist with PMS
Another fact that surprises a lot of people, but massages can be a great treatment for PMS. It helps the changes in the circulatory system that are started due to the altered hormone production that occurs. This is what causes retention and an overall bloated sensation. A massage also helps keep skin to a good quality, a big problem that can arise during PMS.
Other than that, a massage is one of the best destressers you can take advantage of. Mood swings and depression during PMS don’t only affect you, but the people around you, so a massage once or twice a week (and even that’s only a minimum) can have amazing psychological benefits.
If you want to utilise the full aspects of a massage, try out an aromatherapy massage. The aromatic smells, calming touch, relaxing music and mood expanding oils will leave you wondering why you didn’t have this sort of massage previously.
Massages, more than just a luxury
As you can see, massages are more than just a nice thing to have every now and then. Ensuring you have a massage on a regular basis can result in you being the healthiest you’ve ever been. If you’ve been struggling getting a good nights sleep, or you’ve been more stressed than usual, the first thing you should do once you’ve finished this blog is arrange a massage.
What do you think of this blog? Do you know of any other health benefits that massages have? Let us know on Twitter: @PEARL_London.
Many thanks for sending Camilla yesterday. She was absolutely superb. What a fantastic body and her hands are absolutely amazing. Many thanks.
Wow! What a little bombshell Sasha is. She is intelligent, witty, although smaller in size than I usually like, she has a great body and her massage skills are excellent. Her personality style (Yellow/Presenter) fits with mine as I am similarly Yellow/Presenter. I will definitely book Sasha again
Vanda was awesome, thanks very much. I will definitely book her again.
Words can't describe how great our experience was. Scott and Vanda were amazing and really great people!!!!!! Thank you!!
Thank you, Marisa was amazing. Great massage.
Many thanks for arranging everything, Lola was brilliant and looking forward to re-booking.
Just to say thank you for your assistance and please pass on our thanks and best wishes to Camilla and Lola, who were really wonderful. We look forward to maybe seeing them again at some point in the future!
A beautiful, tender, memorable time with a lovely lady, her smile, her touch, her technique, her body. An old guy is happy to have been stress relieved. Kisses to Lola.
We booked a massage with Pearl - it was our first time as a couple, and we wanted a masseuse to massage my wife while I was in the room. The staff were very helpful on the phone and had all our details to hand when we called up to finalise the booking. They recommended Ella as as masseuse. She was fantastic! We had the most amazing experience. Ella was gorgeous, sensual, natural and great company. She put us at ease straight away and gave us a weekend we will never forget. We cannot praise Pearl highly enough for the professionalism and quality of the the service provided. Thank you!!
Sonia was stunning, exactly what I hoped for and the massage was mind-blowing. A truly spectacular experience, and one that we hope to repeat. Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!
Ella was amazing, I will definitely see her again!!
Mia is not only gorgeous but she also has fantastic hands.. you just want more.. Thank you!!
I had a very pleasant experience with Scott. He was very professional, has a lovely spirit and made me feel relaxed and at ease quickly.
I would like to thank you very very much for your kindness lovely masseuse Camilla. Really I like her and I'm so happy to see her every time I am in London. She is so pretty human lovely girl.
Thank you for breathing new life into our marriage. We've now had two couple massages from PEARL. The first with Suzy and Rebecca was a step into the unknown but they really put us at ease before giving us both a fantastic massage. The next time, Alice and Kate taught us how to massage each other and our love life is now on a different level.
Betty & Steve
The sultry arabesque Leila and the blonde athletic Claudia are the answer to any man’s dreams, especially mine.
Possibly the best massage I’ve had. Incredibly sexual without over-stepping the mark and asked me about rhythm and pressure throughout the massage. Sofia is my new favourite Pearl Girl!
Mia is the 10th PEARL lady I've tried in the last 2 months. All have been great, but Mia's long legs, perfectly formed breasts puts her in 1st place right now. Looking forward to trying the other girls but I can't see how they will beat Mia.
My view on Aura is that she is a strong spiritual person. She has her own massage style. Slow, confident, firm hands, properly tantric. She invests a lot of personal energy in the massage. And it all ends very well. You have someone quite special there. Oh, and she is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you.
Hi there, just wanted to give a very positive feedback on Rebecca. She really made an effort to give a real good massage and it worked, leading to an amazing experience.