Reasons for Going to a Massage Spa

facial massageAlthough rare, a first massage could be more of a painful experience than a pleasurable one. Should you then continue going to a massage spa? A number of health benefits will declare that you should. Following are some of the health benefits you will get by regularly going to a massage spa.

Stress Alleviation

Indeed the massage method of alleviating stress is unsurpassed to date. Most people visiting spas make massage a regular part of their lives in order to stay stress-free.

Conducive Response to Massage  

Each square inch of body skin contains about 50 nerve endings. There are about 5 million touch receptors in our skin that constantly send messages to the brain. Massage relaxes and de-stimulates these receptors, resulting in reduced blood pressure and lower heart rate. Massage also causes the brain to release endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

Restoring Body Strength

At a deeper level, regular visits to a massage spa can restore muscle strength and improves their function. Muscles in spasm get relaxation from massage. During exercise, muscle tissues produce certain harmful toxins like lactic acid, and massage helps in releasing these toxins from the body.

Blood Circulation

One of the most important benefits of massage is enhanced blood circulation, thus ensuring a better supply of nutrients to body cells and removal of waste products from cells and tissues.

Response of Nervous System     

Regular visitors to a massage spa can easily tell the relaxing effect of massage on the nervous system. Stress affects the nervous system and lowers its ability to do different jobs. Massage enhances a person’s working ability by improving the nervous system’s function by soothing the numerous nerve endings found in the skin and muscles.


Massage keeps the joints of knees, hips, shoulders, spine, and neck flexible. Joints can be thought of as thoroughfares for nerves, veins and arteries. The greater freedom of movements of joints is associated with greater energy, and improved blood flow. Massage makes all this possible.

Massage and Diseases   

Massage has been found to help greatly in relieving conditions like colic, hyperactivity, diabetes, and migraines. It has also been found through research that massage helps asthmatics breathe easily; boosts immunity in HIV patients; improves concentration in case of autistic children; and lowers anxiety levels.

Given the numerous benefits of massage therapy, one cannot but help regularly visit a massage spa to remain stress-free and healthy.

Schedule your massage today. Our therapists will take good care of you.

Thrive Massage and Wellness
4955 N Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH  43230
(614) 473-1000


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