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At the mention of the word massage, thoughts of deep relaxation instantly arise. We all know how massages promote restoration, but did you know that they have many additional health benefits? This is especially true for Ayurvedic massages, a staple in ancient Indian healthcare. Ayurvedic massages provide proven, time-tested results for everything from increasing longevity to treating migraines. Here are five amazing ways Ayurvedic massage therapy can increase your well-being!
Ayurvedic massages stimulate blood circulation, which encourages the quick removal of metabolic waste and replenishes the skin, muscles, and cells. As this process continues, internal organs receive more nourishment, allowing them to more easily flush out toxins. This leads to instant relief from pain, as well as increased stamina that will last throughout the day.
Promoting Sleep and Calming the Nervous System
What could better promote deep sleep than the sensation of being wrapped in someone’s loving arms? This is the exact feeling that many experience during an Ayurvedic massage. With the warmth and aroma of custom-blended oils, as well as the gentle touch of the therapist’s hands, your anxieties will be melting away before you know it. Ayurvedic massages have also been shown to lower blood pressure and heart rate. For those reasons, Ayurvedic massage is a wonderful evening experience for people who struggle with insomnia or other sleeping disorders.
Stimulating Weight Loss
Many people struggle to maintain a healthy weight. One of the main reasons why many choose Ayurvedic massage is that they promote weight loss, without any side effects. The medicinal oils and gentle massaging loosens toxins in the skin, and stimulates your body’s removal of waste, impurities, and fat. Combining daily massages with regular exercise can be a healthy way to support weight management.
As toxins are removed from the system, your body is able to function with more ease, thus increasing longevity. Furthermore, over time, stress, anxiety, and a poor diet cause our body’s chemistry to become acidic, which decreases our lifespan. Thankfully, Ayurvedic massages reduce acidity and promote alkalinity in the blood.
Moreover, the healing Ayurvedic oils used in this practice are tailored to suit your body type, thus bringing you into balance. According to Ayurveda, maintaining balance is the key to a long life. If living longer isn’t enough, Ayurvedic massages also make you look younger by increasing the moisture content in your skin, making it lush, soft, and supple.
Enhancing The Immune System
Regular Ayurvedic massages are a time-tested approach to preventative medicine. The gentle kneading, rubbing, and pinching of skin, as well as the application of medicated oils, stimulates your body’s production of antibodies. Furthermore, these techniques help drain the lymphatic system in order to detox the body of harmful toxins and make way for fresh white blood cells.
Finally, perhaps the most important benefit of an Ayurvedic massage is that it provides much needed “you” time, allowing you to get away from work, process your emotions, and enjoy some well-earned relaxation. Given all these great benefits, you should definitely include this ancient healing practice in your self-care routine.
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