Did you know? Fun facts about massage

Thinking about getting a massage but wanted to check up on some massage did-you- know facts first? Massage therapy has many benefits and is very therapeutic. This hands-on technique involves pressing, rubbing and squeezing the muscles and soft tissue in the body.

  • One hour massage is equal to 7-8 hours of sleep on the body
  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin – 3,000 in a finger tip
  • Muscles are made up of bundles from about 5 in the eyelid to about 200 in the buttock muscles
  • Touch is the first sense to develop in humans, and may be the last to fade
  • Office workers massaged regularly are more alert, perform better and are less stressed than those who aren’t massaged
  • There are over 80 common massage modalities being used around the world.
  • Massage Therapy stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, which is why it is so helpful in relieving pain.
  • It is believed that massage was one of the oldest forms of medical care known to man, with Egyptian tomb paintings depicting people receiving massage therapy (that’s over 6000 years ago!)
  • Massage positively affects the body and health conditions such as pain management, circulatory issues, stress reduction, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, and overall wellness
  • Massage Therapy enhances attentiveness, focus, mental clarity, and emotional balance.
  • Therapeutic stretching can help prevent and speed healing of injuries to the muscles and soft tissues of the body
  • Massage Therapy can reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure reducing many risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
  • Prenatal massage increases circulation, promotes relaxation, prepares the muscles for childbirth, and enhances joint flexibility