A massage is a wonderful thing. Not only can it transport you into a world of pure relaxation, but it also has a list of added benefits for your health that you may not even be aware of. Here are four reasons to start treating yourself to a regular massage today.

1. Reduces postural stress

Postural stress tends to manifest in the neck and shoulders. It can become a chronic issue, and it’s more common in those who find themselves working at a desk for long periods of time. A deep tissue massage can offer a number of benefits including realigning the spinal imbalance that is caused from sitting, and release any pinched nerves or muscles. Regular treatments can also prevent further damage to your back, neck and shoulder muscles and prevent pains from turning into a long-term condition.

 2. Reduces lactic acid build up

Whether exercise is a regular part of your routine or not, you are likely to have suffered the stabbing pains from lactic acid build up. A one hour full body massage can help increase and improve circulation, bringing more oxygen to sore muscles, thus releasing the uncomfortable sore feeling. Furthermore, warming up and stretching muscle fibres after a work out significantly reduces your chances of injury while training.

3. Improves sleep quality

If you find yourself restless or very agitated after a long day at work, you can blame it on the harmful stress hormone cortisol, which affects every metabolic function in your body. A relaxing Swedish massage is scientifically proven to release the “feel good” hormone endorphin which combats the effects if cortisol, reduces your heart rate and puts your body in an overall state of relaxation to aid sleeping.

4. Boosts your immunity

According to various studies, regular massages can help boost your white blood cell count, which are the cells that play a large role in protecting the body from different illnesses. How often should you have one to see noticeable results? Our expert therapists recommend a treatment at least once every two weeks or once a month.

How USPAAH Can Help

Ready to make some positive changes for your wellbeing? Try one of our at-home Massages today – choose from Deep Tissue Massages to Swedish Relaxing. The only finger you’ll have to lift is to tap the USPAAH app icon. Simply download the app now and we’ll even give you £10 off your first treatment with code ‘NEW10’. Don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment! Enjoy!

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