Psychological benefits of massage therapy in Barcelona…

are becoming more and more documented and recognized as a valid alternative to traditional therapy.

For a long time now, massages have helped patients to relieve pain, improve muscle tone and many more physical benefits. However, the psychological aspect is becoming increasingly important. The state of relaxation you get from a massage is just the first of a long list of psychological benefits of massage.

Today, people seek relief in both physical and psychological aspects of their lives. Thanks to scientific studies we know appreciate the psychological and emotional benefits of massage. At birth, we learn that touch, human contact, is a powerful source of comfort.

Scientific studies conducted by NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) report the proven psychological benefits of massage:

▪ Relaxation: during manual therapy, massage techniques are responsible for relieving tension as well as offering a deep sense of physically and mental relaxation through deep muscle manipulation and touch. When we get a massage, most people feel peace and quiet.

▪ Decreased anxiety: anxiety increases blood pressure and heart rate, these physical and psychological reactions are reduced during a massage session as NCCAM researcher shows. For more information regarding their research click here. (Https://

▪ Mood improvement: the bodywork carried out by the masseuse during the massage causes the serotonin (the happy hormone) and endorphins are released in the blood and that elevates ones mood. Many doctors who treat patients with depression recommend massage as a way to alleviate the negative symptoms associated with it (anxiety, stress, lack of sleep ..), the Medical Center of the University of Maryland reports the importance of massage to relieve symptoms depression or chronic (cancer or fibromyalgia) disease, discover more here

▪ Energizing effect: “massage recharges batteries” It is shown that massage helps increase concentration and alertness. Sports Injuries Clinic notes that athletes who receive a massage feel as enhanced self-esteem and improve their attitude to competition. These are just some of the psychological benefits of massage in the short term and long term benefits to increase physical and mental health.

Book your massage in Barcelona and discover for yourself the psychological benefits of massage. For more information or reservations click here.

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