After long days in the office, a terrible night of sleep, or a workout that left your muscles sore, all you want is a massage. Massages are great for relieving sore muscles and working knots out of your neck. They are relaxing and soothing, and they are often special.

Most people do not get massages on a regular basis, rather, they get them on special occasions, as a way to pamper themselves, or when they receive a gift certificate for one. A majority of people do not get a massage as often as they would like, which is fair. After all, how often do you have an hour of extra time to relax and think about nothing? Surely, not very often.

Besides relaxing and soothing sore muscles, there are many benefits and reasons to get a massage. They are not just for pampering, there are actually a ton of health and other benefits to get a massage. At Belle Ross Spa & Salon, we offer many different body treatments and types of massages. You can choose anything from a Swedish massage to a scalp rejuvenation treatment. Massages are a great way to refresh and clear your mind, but what are the other benefits?

In this blog, we are going to go over the benefits of massages. Schedule a Swedish, therapeutic, sports, or prenatal massage and check out our other services!


Massages have become more popular in medicine and have started being used as alternative treatment methods. An article from the Mayo Clinic states that massages are an effective treatment for pain, muscle tension, and reducing stress.  

Many studies have start to look at other benefits of massage. Many studies have found that massages can be helpful with a variety of other health issues and conditions. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Sport injuries
  • Anxiety
  • Soft tissue strains
  • And more

These are a few of the medical benefits that massages can offer. But an article from Body & Mind Therapeutic Massage mentions other benefits! These benefits can benefits everyone, not just those with certain pains and medical issues.

Reduced Stress

Stress is a bad thing, we all know that. But many people may not realize how much stress can affect the body. Stress wears you down and can make your sick, tired, angry, and overall unhealthy. This is why it is so important to destress every once in a while. A massage can help to reduce any built up stress. The article mentions that attending regular massages sessions can raise your energy levels, improve emotions, and help with pain. With less stress in your life, you will feel better and will be able to enjoy the moment more!

Lower Blood Pressure

Regular massage sessions have also been found to reduce blood pressure. In turn, this can help to reduce cortisol levels in the body. Massages can offer a reduction of trigger sources for anxiety, tension, and depression. This help to reduce blood pressure, which can help to reduce your risk of heart attack and other medical problems.

Improves Circulation

Massages can help to get your blood flowing and circulating through your body. The pressure from a massage can get your blood moving through damaged areas which allows the blood flow to tissues. This can help improve lymph fluid circulation. As circulation improves, your blood pressure is lowered—remember, everything works together.

Improves Posture

The Body & Mind article also mentions that poor posture is can be improved with massage. beck , neck, and muscle pain is often caused by poor posture. The number one reason for missing work is chronic back pain, which is caused by poor posture. A massage can help realign the body, which will help improve posture. This works by loosening the muscles that become sore and tense with bad posture, the body can then move back into the pain-free posture. Having good posture can help with pain and tension in your back and neck, and massage can help you regain good posture.

Improves Immune System

Massages can help boost the immune system in two ways. We discussed how stress can affect your body and health, weakening your immune system and causing other problems. Massage can help to reduce stress, which in turn can help boost your immune system and keep you from getting sick. But massage can help in another way. Studies have shown that regular massage session help boost the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity, which is the activity levels of the natural killer cells in the body. Massage also helps to improve the delivery of nourishment, which give the immune system an extra boost.

Massages can offer many different benefits, especially when sessions are regular. They are a great treatment option for stress and sore muscles, but they can help with so much more! If you think you could benefit from a massage (we believe that everyone can) schedule one today! Contact us with any questions you may have and be sure to check out our other services today!