Want a smoother complexion? Firmer skin? Shinier hair? Of course you do! But before you head to the beauty aisle, maybe it’s time to take a more hands-on approach. A good massage does more than just relax your muscles. It beautifies the body from head to toe!
Improved Skin Tone
Who doesn’t want smooth, glowing skin? Massage can add vitality to a lackluster complexion in quite a few ways. First, it improves lymphatic flow. In other words, it rids your body of toxins and makes more room for the good stuff, like oxygen and nutrients. And, massage increases blood flow, which brings fresh oxygen and nutrients to the skin and encourages the presences of healing red blood cells. This nourishes and brightens the skin, decreases inflammation, and gives you an all-over natural glow.
Plus, massage is exfoliating. All of the kneading and stroking gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells, which makes your skin look and feel better.
Great hair starts at the scalp. A gentle scalp massage increases blood flow, which may reduce dandruff, strengthen your hair’s roots, make your locks grow longer, and result in stronger, shinier hair over time. And in addition to great hair, scalp massages also work wonders for headaches.
Fewer Sick Days
No one feels beautiful when they’re stuffed up and coughing. A good massage has been shown to boost your immunity in as little as one session by promoting healthy lymph flow and improving circulation. Take that, flu season!
Massage is good for your skin at any age, but its benefits are most visible in your 40s and beyond. When you’re young, your skin tissue is naturally strong and supple. But as you age, your skin’s elasticity starts to collapse and it becomes more susceptible to gravity.
Massage may increase the production of collagen, the protein in your skin that is responsible for providing elasticity and strength. With a boost in collagen, your skin will look firmer and more youthful.
Better Beauty Sleep
We’ve all dozed off on the massage table a few times, but the sleep benefits of massage go beyond a quick doze. Massage boosts serotonin, lowers stress hormones, and reduces pain for a restful and restorative night’s sleep.
That Inner Glow
While your skin and hair may shine, true beauty is more than skin deep. When you take the time to treat your body right and give it the healing touch it deserves, you’ll feel beautiful inside and out. Massage is a whole-body treatment that will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, refreshed, and yes, more beautiful than ever.