Massage is no longer a once-off luxury treatment that is only available through indulgence spas and upscale health clubs. It is offered in businesses, hospitals, clinics and even offices around Australia.     

In addition to the medicinal benefits of massage, it is a relaxing and overall feel-good experience. All the stress and tension that has piled up is released, the pain is reduced to create calmness and tranquility. 

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your physical and physiological well-being. 

Here’s why massage therapy feels so good- 

Relieves chronic lower back pain
We all have experienced back pain at some point in our lives. Whatever the cause of our back pain it can interfere with work and daily activities. Research has found that massage helps reduce pain including fibromyalgia and nerve pain. 

Get rid of tension headaches
If you are frequently tortured by migraine pain, you will benefit from the experiences of a massage. Researchers at the University of Auckland found that those who suffer from debilitating headaches reported fewer migraines and more restful sleep after receiving a massage regularly. 

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that ‘the patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy and had reduced stress levels after massage.’ 

Improve mood
A massage can relax you and make you feel good both physically and mentally. It can also help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

According to a review by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, ‘Massage is able to lower levels of stress hormones in the body by as much as 53 percent’ and increases the feel-good hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.

Have a good night’s sleep
Many studies have suggested that getting a massage regularly helps reduce sleep disturbances, which allows you to get a restful sleep. If you are having difficulty staying or falling asleep, this alternative treatment is worth researching. 

So, get a massage regularly and let the stress and tension melt away, thus enhancing feelings of happiness and well-being.