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6 Benefits of Going to Massage Therapists

January 16, 2020 at 5:00 AM

Many people who seek out a massage do so because they know it feels great. However, the health benefits that come with a great massage therapist may go far beyond your expectations. Our trained and experienced massage therapists can help you feel everything massage has to offer at the SOMA Spa! Here are just six of the many benefits that could improve your quality of life.

Ease Tension in the Muscles

It's hard to determine just how much tension we're carrying in our bodies. A massage therapist is able to use the power of massage to target tense muscles, reduce stiffness, allow you further flexibility, and even improve your circulation. Massage is a great way to ease pain and promote healing throughout your body by starting with the muscle system.

Boost Your Immune System

Improving your immune system is one of the most underrated benefits of massage therapy. Regular sessions promote better sleep and less stress. Broadly speaking, this improves your body's ability to fight off illnesses. More and more studies have come out over the past decade that have indicated stress is deadlier than we think it is. Going to get a massage is certainly one of the more enjoyable ways to counteract it.

Combat Anxiety and Depression

In a safe and professional setting, the human touch can be incredibly powerful, especially to those that feel isolated or disillusioned with the world. Multiple studies have shown the positive effects that massage can have on people suffering from both anxiety and depression. One study reported that patients with these disorders claimed to be less stressed and in a better mood after experiencing a massage. 

Improve Your Posture

Poor posture has become somewhat of an epidemic in America. It may seem trivial, but poor posture can result in all kinds of muscle pain and joint issues, especially around the back and neck. Massage therapy can get your posture back to where it needs to be. Our therapists know how to counteract all the sitting you do, which inevitably contributes to the imbalance and lack of proper alignment in the body. Proper alignment means less pain, fewer sick days, and a reduced chance of long term disability.

Enjoy Relaxation

This isn't necessarily one of the most mysterious benefits of massage therapy, but as stated before, stress can be incredibly toxic to your body. Stress can make it harder for you to sleep, impede weight management, and cause health problems like headaches and muscle pain. Massage therapy is one of the most enjoyable ways to reduce stress and put your body into alignment both physically and emotionally. 

Lower Your Blood Pressure

We all know now that having high blood pressure can cause or exacerbate multiple health problems. Thankfully, this is yet another one of massage therapy's hidden benefits. With regular massage sessions, one of our therapists will be able to reduce your cortisol levels, which by extension reduces the likelihood of serious health issues like heart and kidney problems related to high blood pressure.

Make Your Appointment Today!

Are you ready to give massage therapy a try to see what all the buzz is about? We offer an array of different packages and massage types to ensure we can accommodate every individual customer. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us to make an appointment or to ask any questions you may have about our services. 

You can call us at (860) 678-7880, text us at (860) 712-1762, or email us at You can also stop by our location at 15 Executive Drive Farmington, CT. We hope to hear from you soon!