5 benefits of massage therapy

Massage therapy offers plenty of physical and mental benefits for people of all ages. Find out which massage treatments we offer at our GTA day spas.

In the whirlwind of daily life, it’s easy to forget to prioritize your well-being and relaxation. Massage therapy offers plenty of physical and mental benefits for people of all ages, making it an excellent wellness option for the whole family.

5 benefits of massage therapy for all ages

Physical health benefits

While most massage therapy techniques focus on manipulating the muscles, they also stretch tight areas of the fascia (the tissue that connects the muscles, bones and organs) and provide a number of health benefits like reduced inflammation, increased circulation and boosted immune function.

Muscle pain
If your family is active, participates in sports or simply experiences general muscle pain, massage can help repair muscles and improve flexibility and range of motion. Massage therapy also offers a gentle solution for kids’ growing pains, targeting specific muscle groups and reducing discomfort.

Stress relief
If you’re feeling the effects of stress on your physical and mental well-being, massage therapy can help relieve tension. It triggers the release of endorphins into the bloodstream and reduces the levels of stress hormones like cortisol.

Mental health support
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one out of two Canadians have—or have had—a mental illness by the time they’re 40. Massage therapy has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns.

Better sleep
Massage can lead to higher levels of serotonin, which are essential for good sleep. By releasing tension and stimulating the vagus nerve, a massage can also lead to a lower heart rate, relaxed muscles and lower blood pressure, all of which help promote better sleep.

Types of massage at our GTA day spas

Whether your family members are experiencing occasional aches and pains, chronic problems or overall tension, our experienced massage therapists at Sanctuary Day Spa will help you restore, maintain and enhance your well-being.

In addition to traditional registered massage therapy treatments, including pre-natal massages for moms-to-be, we offer the ancient healing art of hot stone massage. Warm basalt stones are placed over various muscle groups, relaxing the body and allowing you to enter a meditative state.

Finally, our relaxation massage offers a slower pace and lighter pressure for an indulgent experience designed for stress relief. Note: This treatment is provided by one of our spa therapists, not a Registered Massage Therapist, and is therefore not covered by insurance programs.

Beyond its immediate mental and physical health benefits, massage therapy supports overall wellness for everyone, leaving the whole family refreshed and rejuvenated.

Your sanctuary is waiting. Book your massage at our Burlington, Newmarket, Vaughan or Waterloo locations today.