Do you treat yourself to massages?  Should massages be considered a luxury or part of an overall wellness plan?  Most people look at massages as a luxury item, but they should be a regular part of your wellness plan…

Here at Synergy Health Centre regular massage therapy and bodywork sessions from registered massage therapists are the norm.

With that said, here are five reasons you should book regular message therapy in Victoria, BC.

  1. Massage therapy reduces anxiety and stress

It’s said that the vast majority of diseases and their complications are brought on by anxiety and stress. Massage Therapy has been proven to lower cortisol levels in the body while increasing levels of serotonin and dopamine, thus helping to alleviate the stress we suffer from day to day, and promoting perspective and clarity.

  1. Massage therapy reduces the effects of long hours behind the wheel or sitting at your desk

The most common responses I get when I ask clients what causes them the most pain are these two things. The average Canadian worker sits 8-9 hour a day either at a computer or behind the wheel, causing shoulders to become pulled forward and rounded, upper and lower back muscles to become overstretched and weak, and that’s just what happens to the upper half of your body. Coupled with a regular exercise routine, massage therapy can help alleviate pain, and keep those postural deviations in check.

  1. Massage therapy can help alleviate Low Back Pain

Massage therapy addresses a number of musculoskeletal issues, and according to a 2009 report published by the Work Foundation by 2031 an expected 15 million Canadians will suffer from a musculoskeletal condition and 5 out of 10 had suffered from low back pain in the last 6 months.  A 2011 study found that regular massage to the lower back can help alleviate pain, and it didn’t even matter whether it was deep tissue or lighter Swedish massage – bodywork in general to the low back is helpful.

  1. Massage therapy enhances immunity

Deep tissue massage therapy promotes the movement of lymph, the body’s natural defense system.

  1. Massage therapy helps athletes prepare and recover from events

Many of us aren’t just exercising regularly these days, but challenging ourselves with athletic events such as marathons and cycling competitions, and events like Tough Mudder. Massage to help recover from these events is great, but even better is incorporating it into your wellness program leading up to the big event. It will help reduce muscle soreness and tightness, and keep joints mobile and flexible.

The experienced team of Registered Massage Therapists at Synergy Health Centre on Quadra Street in Victoria will work with you to provide a personalized therapy experience to help with everything from relaxation and stress reduction to sports rehabilitation and chronic pain. Contact us to book an appointment.

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