The Healthy Benefits of Massage

The Healthy Benefits of Massage


The holiday season is here, and many of us are feeling extra stress this year. That’s why it’s important to include self-care into your holiday schedule. What better way to enhance your wellness than a relaxing professional massage? At Cre8 Salon & Spa, our professional massage therapists want to remind everyone this holiday season about the amazing health benefits of professional massage.


Muscle relaxation and reduced pain. When your muscles are massaged, they relax, ridding your body of the excess tension from the stress of the day. But there’s more to relaxed muscles than just feeling less tense. Massage also helps to reduce the muscle spasms that cause pain from various conditions, including injuries. Massage can be a co-treatment along with traditional pain management medications and techniques to help reduce pain.


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Improved circulation. Our circulatory systems are crucial for good health. When we hear about circulation, most people think of blood circulation. That’s crucially important, because blood delivers hydration, oxygen, and nutrients to our cells to make them function well, so it’s important to have good blood circulation. But another system, the lymphatic system, is also important. It circulates fluid that drains away wastes and toxins like carbon dioxide from your cells and organs. Proper lymphatic circulation is also a crucial part of a healthy body. Massage helps stimulate the entire circulatory system to help optimize delivery of nutrients and to detoxify your body. 


Reduced stress. Stress is a prevalent factor in our lives. It’s a physical response to anything that causes fear, getting all of your body systems on alert so you can either run away or physically fight off that threat. Blood pressure increases and your heart beats faster, you start to breathe faster, and a quick burst of blood sugar is released from storage into your blood. These responses all happen because of an instant surge of hormones sends signals to make these changes so your body has the energy to fight or run away. All that is great if you have to outrun an animal out in the wild, but here in our everyday lives, our bodies have the same response over things that aren’t life-threatening, like meetings with the boss or being late and stuck in a traffic jam, not to mention all the stresses we’ve encountered in this challenging year.


Massage is proven to help calm the stress by relaxing the body systems that are overworked from all this excess stress. The more stress you experience, the more your muscles stay tensed up. As mentioned above, massage relaxes those muscles so your entire system can feel relaxed, reducing the impact of stress.


Optimized mental health. The relaxing benefits of massage also enhance your mental wellness. Used as a complementary treatment along with help from a mental health professional, massage can help ease some of the tension caused by these conditions. 


Better seep. A good night’s sleep is essential for good health, and regular professional massages can help your body relax overall so you get a great night’s sleep. Improved sleep can help elevate your mood, reduce the chances of weight gain, boost your immune system, and improve your performance and productivity.

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As you can see, professional massages can improve your health and wellbeing in many ways. And scheduling your massage therapy sessions regularly helps you get the most benefit out of your massage. At Cre8 Salon & Spa, we provide a variety of massage therapy techniques to ensure your massage experience is customized to your individual needs. We have massage therapy services to fit every need, including:


  • Swedish massage to relax the body and mind

  • Deep tissue massage to fight tension and stress

  • Mom-to-be massage to support a healthy pregnancy

  • Hot stone massage to relax away tension

  • Add-on’s to customize your experience like reflexology and aromatherapy


Make a commitment to your good health with regular massages at Cre8 Salon & Spa. Schedule an appointment today and our professional massage therapists will help you choose the right type of massage for you. You can find us at 814 Pine Island Rd #202, Cape Coral, FL, call us at 239.458.2704, or Contact Us to get started on your commitment to health and wellness. Download our Cre8 Salon and Spa Loyalty rewards app and register to start earning points.  Text “JOIN” to (239)-880-8383 or Visit