Thursday, September 17, 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm on The Benefits Of Therapeutic Massage

Marla Ahlgrimm
According to Marla Ahlgrimm, men and women alike sit more than ever, both at home and at work. And, this means that we carry lots of stress in our bodies, and don’t work on our muscles nearly enough. But, the retired women’s healthcare expert says that something as simple as a therapeutic massage can help.

Marla Ahlgrimm explains that massage can ease out postural stress. This is the physical toll that sitting for eight or more hours each day takes on the body. A regular massage can ease lower back pain or weakness by restoring the body’s natural balance. Further, many studies have shown that massage can actually increase circulation, which can go a long way toward easing muscle pain.

More than just physical benefits, Marla Ahlgrimm explains that massage may actually help relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. This goes back to the intrinsic human need for physical touch. In a safe and nonsexual manner, having your bare skin touched triggers the release of hormones from the brain that make you feel happy, and this effect lingers long after you’ve left the massage table.

Marla Ahlgrimm
Women who suffer with insomnia may find benefits of massage at bedtime too, says Marla Ahlgrimm. A massage in the late afternoon can promote relaxation, and people undergoing radiation or chemotherapy often report a more restful night after having a massage. This group may also benefit from improved immunity. Marla Ahlgrimm explains that some studies have found that the added circulation can improve white blood cell count, particularly in individuals with immunocompromising disorders, such as cancer and HIV.

Finally, a massage is an excellent way to reduce the severity and frequency of headaches, particularly for people who experience cranial discomfort caused by stress or eyestrain.