While a massage is known to cure many physical ailments, it also reduces stress. Different individuals react to stress differently. The most common physical reactions to stress include an increase in the heart rate, a rise in the rate of breathing, elevated muscular tension and increased feeling of anxiety. A massage reduces stress in the following way
a. Inducing Relaxation
A massage promotes a feeling of relaxation by lowering the heart rate, releasing ‘feel good’ hormones and increasing temperature in the soft tissues. The different techniques used in the massages reduce tension in the body and thereby the stress in the mind is reduced. Generally, the ambience in the massage rooms is designed with low lit candles, soft music and scented oils that spread a relaxing fragrance. All this further helps you relax. Visit the best Spa in Porur and experience total relaxation.
b. Massage helps reduce tension in the muscles
When stress levels are high, muscles are tightened and they remain in a state of contraction. During a massage, there is friction created which improves the blood flow which, in turn, causes the temperature in the muscles to rise. When the temperature in the muscles increases they become elastic allowing them to relax. Our massages like Deep tissue Massage, Swedish Massage given at the Best salon and spa in T-nagar reduce the tension in the muscles and help you relax.
c. Massage Reduces Blood Pressure
Usually, high blood pressure is linked to stress. Massages improve blood circulation in the body, allow you to relax, lower blood pressure levels and alleviate stress levels.
d. Massage promotes Mental Health
Massage therapy usually is associated with an increase in the so called ‘happy hormones’ namely Endorphins, Serotonin and Dopamine. These positive hormones reduce stress, anxiety and improve a person’s overall mood. At the same time, massage therapy decreases the levels of a ‘negative hormone’ Cortisol. Released by the Adrenal gland in the body, this hormone increases stress, anxiety and depression. Massages flush out the cortisol from the body thereby decreasing stress and increasing relaxation. Check out the full body massage at the best massage Center in Porur. This massage improves mental health, helps you to get better sleep and helps you relax.
e. Massages Promote Better Sleep
Increased stress levels also result in decreased sleep. A good massage can enable people to get better sleep by relaxing them. Also during a massage, there is an increase in the serotonin levels in the body. Serotonin aids in falling asleep.
Popular Massages to Reduce Stress
a. Swedish Massage
This is the most common massage given in Most Spas and Massage Centers in Chennai. The therapists use soft, long gliding strokes to knead the muscles which ease tension in the body, improves blood circulation and reduces stress and anxiety.
b. Thai Massage
An ancient technique that originated in Thailand, is a dry massage where the therapist uses yoga-like stretching, compressing positions and applies pressure on the energy lines of the body. This massage aids in total relaxation of the body, and reduces stress. We offer different massages at the Best Massage Center in Egmore.
c. Therapeutic Massage
This massage works on areas containing soft tissues, relaxes muscle knots, improves blood circulation, increases relaxation and reduces stress.
Call us at the Spa in Chennai to know about the various types of massages offered to promote your physical and mental well-being.