Life saving health and beauty treatment: massage Who doesn't love a good rubdown filled with lavender oils and ambient, take-me-away music? But the benefits of massage are as broad as they are powerful in results, says Bratschi. "Regular massages not only help alleviate the body from holding that pent up tension, but can actually help the immune system, which is vital to our overall health. Lymphatic drainage helps to regulate the immune system by removing metabolic wastes and toxins through the lymph nodes situated around the body. Also, the targeted use of essential oils have been the go-to for several thousand years to help a plethora of body conditions whether it be detoxing your system or repairing injured muscles," she says.
How often should you get one?
According to Bratschi, everyone can benefit from occasional massages: "Some people who really hold tension in their body or have stressful lives should really think about having a massage once a week. People often forget to look after themselves and even having a massage once a month can help us to function in our everyday lives." Plus it "gives us something to look forward to that is just time for ourselves, which when done properly can improve our physical and mental state," she says.
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