The Health Benefits of a Massage Chair

Date Posted:22 October 2018

We all are aware how powerful a good massage can be. As the muscles and joints are re-energized, it is a blissful treat. But massage is much more than the feel-good factor.

Getting a soothing therapy offers a number of health benefits. Massage will improve your physical and mental health.

 

Here’s how a massage chair will be beneficial for your health-

Help eliminate health problems

For most of the people, massage has reduced the number of migraines they suffer and improve their sleep.

Massage therapy has also been effective for improving the symptoms of osteoarthritis. The patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis who received a one-hour massage one or two times a week had improvements in pain and stiffness.

Massage chair helps cancer patients

Massage can promote relaxation and reduce the symptoms of cancer as well as side effects of treatment including nausea, depression and fatigue. Regular massage lowers levels of cortisol while promoting the levels of neurotransmitters that help in reducing depression.

Effects of massage on heart rate and stress

High levels of stress and increased heart rate are not uncommon for people from all walks of life. Taking the time to relax and calm your nerves is more important than people realise or prioritise in their life. According to the article ‘Massage and Stress: Understanding the Research’, written by Cynthia Pilch and Martha Brown Menard, not only is there a link between muscle tension and stress but “a broad range of other conditions and illnesses are thought to stem from or be exacerbated by stress.”

Prevent high blood pressure

Massage helps reduce stress and relax the body that prevents high blood pressure and increase heart rate.

In a study done by New Zealand, researchers who were testing the role of massage therapy on migraine headaches found that levels of stress were measured through levels of cortisol. A daily log of the participants’ own perceived levels of stress were also recorded after each massage session. The study concluded that, “compared with control participants, massage participants showed decrease in heart rate, anxious mood and salivary cortisol right after the massage.”

So, get a massage chair for you and experience a positive, healthy change in your body.