During a massage we experience a wide range of emotions and reactions and its effects are beneficial for our mind and body. One of the most obvious and sought after effects is that of relaxation. However, it is not the only effect that can be experienced thanks to a massage.
Reduction of cortisol levels
Our body responds unintentionally to stress by releasing the hormone cortisol. A long exposure to this hormone can cause adverse effects on our body. Fortunately, a massage is able to decrease the production of cortisol and therefore reduce the negative effects it may have on your body.
In addition, it has been shown that during a massage the body releases dopamine and serotonin, the so-called hormones of happiness, which contribute to well-being and help achieve happiness by restoring the natural balance in our body.
Reduction of muscle tension
To mitigate the pain, stress and blockages that crowd our body, rubbing, massaging and pressing certain places, accompanied by massage oil, can help to get rid of pain. Stretching the muscles helps blood flow to run its course. In this way, the body forces the elimination of toxins from our body.
So it is important that our body is kept as hydrated as possible after a massage.
Improvement in the immune system
During a relaxed massage, the lymphatic system is stimulated, causing a slight increase in white blood cell levels. These cells strengthen our immune system and therefore prevent or help fight common illnesses such as the flu or colds.
Improves mental well-being
A relaxing massage increases serotonin levels in the body that help reduce depression and stress.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate a person's mood. Massage promotes the release of serotonin, resulting in an overall feeling of well-being and a positive effect on mood immediately after massage.
Decreased blood pressure
Cortisol causes the blood vessels to constrict, which increases blood pressure. When you receive a massage, the level of cortisol production decreases and, consequently, blood pressure also decreases.
Basically, during a massage the hormones that cause anxiety decrease and as a result the relaxing and happiness hormones increase.
Arousal accompanies health
The objective of a massage is to relax our body, but at the same time we are subject to stimulation and the perception of stimuli of pleasure, especially during an erotic massage. So it is totally logical that relaxation can cause some excitement with the contact of another person by unlocking and relieving certain tensions in our body.
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