Top 10 Reasons to Get a Massage

Having a hard time justifying to yourself why you should take the time to schedule a massage? Let us give you ten reasons.

  1. The first is pain relief. Massage therapy can helpful in decreasing many different muscle and joint pains. It increases the blood flow to muscles which brings in new nutrients and oxygen. It has been known to reduce the pain for conditions such as RSI, arthritis, sciatica and cancer.
  2. Massage therapy can also help build your immune system. One of our major defenses against infections is the lymphatic system. Lymphatic fluid carries antibodies and white blood cells throughout the body. Exercise and movement are responsible for moving the lymph fluid around, this is where massage comes in. It has been clinically proven that massage helps to assist the blood and lymph circulation throughout our bodies, which helps to sustain our immunity. 
  3. If you happen to suffer from anxiety and depression, massage can also help with that. Gentle message in combination with breathing techniques can be very soothing. Throwing aromatherapy in the mix can also be helpful.
  4. As we mentioned before, massage therapy improves blood circulation. This can help with fatigue, cold hands and feet, as well as muscles that ach from receiving poor circulation. The different massage techniques can help to break down adhesions and to separate muscles fibers. This eliminates metabolic waste and helps to deliver more oxygen and nutrition to tissue cells.
  5. Massage also has the potential to speed up the recovery time of an injury. By using precise techniques, toxins and waste are removed from the area and replace with new nutrient boosting blood. Massage can also help to stretch out and manipulate scar tissue to minimize the risk of a repeat injury.
  6. By getting massages you can also increase your flexibility. This is done by using techniques that help to free muscle fibers and stretch out different muscles and limbs.
  7. Insomnia can also be helped with massage therapy. Lack of sleep is very hard on the body and can affect your quality of life. Massage combine with aroma therapy has been proven to help clients get a restful sleep.
  8. Massage can also help with improving posture. A good massage therapist can help identify postural imbalances you have and work towards correcting them. They can also give you tips for stretches to do at home that can help you regain postural balance.
  9. There are even cosmetic benefits, such as the reduction of appearance of cellulite. This is because massage helps to break down the fatty tissues and drain fluid to the lymph drainage areas. Facial massage has been proven to help tighten facial muscles, giving you a younger looking complexion.
  10. The final reason we will leave you with today is simply time for yourself. Massages increase the relaxing dopamine and serotonin, which reduces stress hormones. It’s important to understand that mental health is just as important as physical health.

Kristy Serdinsky, Owner, and Director of Education at NC Massage School. With a background in teaching and administration in charter and private schools, Kristy’s dedication to helping others led her to open a massage spa in Cornelius in 2015. Now, she brings her expertise in education and the massage and bodywork industry to NC Massage School, blending her two passions to create a transformative learning experience.


We provide personalized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage, focusing on advanced-level professional careers, continuing education, and personal growth. Our philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach, which encourages our students to explore personal development of the mind, body, and spirit.


“What has impressed me the most is the instructor’s teaching style. While it is accepted that certain protocols must be followed, their hands-on approach is informative and encouraging.”

– Kaitlyn Boullosa

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NC Massage School
20525 North Main Street Cornelius, NC 28031
Phone: (704) 896-2636

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