The answer to the question, “Is massage therapy good for your heart?”, is a resounding YES!
Studies have shown that regular sessions of massage therapy can help heal the heart. Let’s explore some of what research and studies have found.
Studies show that massage therapy can reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance feelings of wellbeing. Massage can stimulate the nerve endings in the skin, release endorphins (the feel good hormones) and inhibit the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Blood will circulate more efficiently, blood pressure will drop and heart rates will slow down.