In search of balance
Probably many of us can agree that a massage feels nice. Good news – it is scientifically proven to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, increase calmness, decrease muscle tension, relieve pain and reduce symptoms of depression. The secret of this long list of benefits are based on two crucial elements of what occurs in your body during massage.
Firstly, something really great happens in your hormone system when massaging. And secondly, it has many psychological and social effects that should not be underestimated in the long run.
Boosts oxytocin production
To start with a short summary of the hormone system: oxytocin is the hormone that has been commonly called as love hormone whereas cortisol as stress hormone. There has been a lot of research about the secret of touch (amazing right?) and the results are outstanding.
The science of touch has shown that it boosts our hormonal system by reducing the production of cortisol hormone and increasing the production of oxytocin and serotonin, both of which are hormones you want to maintain.
Relieves stress, anxiety and depression
In fact, the current lifestyle is very hectic. You might suffer from temporary or chronic stress, or maybe have had your first panic attack in the subway. There are plenty of reasons why the human mind reacts to whatever happens, or has happened, in your life. One might see the reactions as a protection shield, some others could see them as great lessons to take it easy.
Luckily, according to a study, therapeutic massage can help to deal with general anxiety or depressive symptoms. Especially massage oil that includes essential oils, can release emotional stress and help you to relax. For that reason, we have add couple of the very finest essential oils to our massage and body oil formula.
Helps you reconnect with yourself and others
Massaging your body can be a good way to reconnect with yourself. Sometimes we get distracted from ourselves by the daily hustle and bustle. Indeed, we often feel pain and aches only after a long day, when stress levels have subsided. Massage can help speed recovery and reconnect mind and body.
Using massage and body oil by yourself or with your partner can not only be a good start for an action but also help yourself to feel emotionally connected and rebuild the trust. It is common that especially in long relationships the connection needs attention from time to time.