3 Ways a Massage Benefits Your Body and Mind


After a long week at work, you may find yourself looking for ways to unwind. Whether that means drawing yourself a bubble bath, doing some light yoga or treating yourself to a full-blown self-care day, finding ways to relax are important.

Let’s talk about one of the best ways to relax: massages. Massages are an excellent way to unwind while simultaneously caring for your body and your mind. If you are already a massage enthusiast, you likely know about the benefits of a massage. For those who have never experienced a massage, we’re here to talk about some of the benefits.


It Improves Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is an integral part of leading a healthy and happy life. We sleep a third of our lives; it should be enjoyable! In addition, sleeping well is directly correlated to positive physical, mental and emotional well-being.

A massage is about more than the act itself. It’s about the environment: the fragrances, the dimmed light, the soft music, that allows your stress to melt away. Here at Cavana Ridge, we create a balancing aromatic atmosphere, with essences of lavender, marjoram, basil, verbena and more, combined with natural oils to leave your skin soft and smooth.

As such, massages lower the heart rate and cause decreased anxiety. As a matter of fact, massages can greatly help those who experience generalized anxiety disorder. Your body has two different nervous systems: the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. Your sympathetic nervous system is your fight or flight response. During a massage, your parasympathetic (or calming) nervous system is increased, leading to decreased anxiety.

When you are fully relaxed, you sleep better at night. When you enjoy a massage here at Cavana Ridge, any stress will be left at the door.


It Boosts Focus

If you’ve ever been in a stressful situation, have you noticed that it’s difficult to concentrate? A lowered heart rate increases your ability to focus. Massages slow the nervous system, in turn lowering your heart rate.


It’s Good for The Body

For your physical body, massages can ease aches and pains and increase circulation. If you often experience joint pain or injuries, massages can help alleviate pain and even prevent further injuries down the road.

If you sit at a desk during your workday, massages benefit you, too. To some degree, most people are dealing with some form of postural stress, which many carry in their shoulders and neck. More advanced forms of postural stress can appear as pain in the lower back or glutes caused by prolonged periods of sitting. Massages can counteract the imbalance caused by sitting.


Choose Cavana Ridge For Your Next Massage

We can’t wait to re-open our doors and begin offering our spa and salon services once again. Cavana Ridge offers a wide range of luxurious massage services, for those seeking Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) to those looking for a hot stone massage, we have something for everyone.

If you have questions about our massage services, give us a call at 705-327-7759.


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