The Top 5 Reasons People Get a Massage

There are many reason to get a massage, some are for a specific sore area, or simply on vacation and never had one before. Regardless of the reasoning behind what brought you through the door, chances are one of the below benefits of getting a massage will have you coming back for more.

Below are 5 of the top reasons people get a massage…

1) Stress Relief
The benefits of a Massage can greatly reduce the amount of stress on a person. Stress is caused by pain, illness, weather, anxiety, and numerous others factors not always treatable at the source. Which is why a massage is the perfect remedy – for those variables in life that are simply uncontrollable, it is important to give up control for a while and have complete relaxation.

2) Relieve Anxiety and Depression
Similar to stress, both anxiety and depression are frequently caused by outside influences that are only treated by a mental reprieve from it. Through proper massage technique, the increased blood-flow and muscle functionality can help create a better balance of confidence and ease.

3) Promotes Better Sleep
With stress, anxiety, and depression omitted, there is no excuse for an excellent night’s rest. The lowered heart rate following a massage helps the body run cooler and more efficiently – promoting a lower resting heart rate, in turn, a much better, deeper sleep.

4) Have Less Headaches
Increased blood flow leaves the brain no longer thirsting for the blood supply it needs. Accompanied by lowered levels of stress, depression, anxiety and increased sleep, they will all provide for less mental anguish.

5) Raise Alertness
According to a small 1996 Touch Research Institute (TRI) study conducted, adults who were given a 15-minute chair massage were more alert and completed a series of math questions faster and more accurately. With a clearer mind, more sleep, and less mentally weighing you down, you open up the most powerful part of your body to be on full display.

There are definitely other reasons, but each of these five are most commonly suggested as the top benefits. There is a good deal of overlap between some, as in less stress being a cause of better sleep, however whether a long string of cause and effect or the direct result of one action, the important part is to continue to be treated.

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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