Getting a massage can be very relaxing. No wonder many people get this service at Grand Spa after a hard day’s work or a busy day at school. Nothing is more soothing than that great feeling you get while getting a facial, foot massage, or any other spa services. The feeling of relaxation can often be explained by scientific biological process occurring to the body while getting that massage.
It is ideal not only to those who are stressed but those who have a hard time managing their hormones as well. Hormones are the chemical messengers of our body that tell other parts of the body on how to respond on events happening around you. Through these chemical messengers that the body responds to different situations such as emergencies that the body manages to give an appropriate response. Hormones can also affect different emotions like irritability, joy, and focus.
It’s quite fascinating to know how these little things released by the body can affect how we feel and react to things that are happening around us. They come from different parts of our body including the brain. The brain acknowledges and interprets the stimuli we receive from outside environment. Once done, it will look for a possible action in response to the stimuli and then weighs out if the action is right or wrong. Below are various hormones the body releases in response to stimuli we receive:
During a massage, a huge amount of dopamine is released in our body. This hormone can greatly affect our mood. If the levels of dopamine increases, it can produce feelings of inspiration and joy. This explains why when you get a massage, you also get a sense of happiness and wellbeing. By applying pressure on the body’s muscles and getting rid of tension, nerve impulses will reach the brain and then the brain releases dopamine. Those who lack dopamine, they usually have poor focus.
Another hormone released during a Grand Spa massage is serotonin. When you get a massage, the body’s capability to release more serotonin also increases. This hormone is linked with the emotion branch of the brain. When levels of serotonin are increased, you will feel more relaxed and is less likely to get irritated by outside factors. People that are low in serotonin may feel down or depressed. This means that serotonin can make you you feel satisfied and happy. Focus can also be affected by this hormone. People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder have low serotonin levels in their systems. So by getting a massage, you will feel more focused and be more productive.
There are different ways in which epinephrine is released while having a massage. When you receive a long and slow massage, epinephrine levels decreases. Thus, the person getting the massage may feel more relaxed and soothed. If the person having a massage is seated, the body will be stimulated to release more epinephrine. As a result, it can make the person be more alert. This is due to the fact that the sympathetic nervous system is being stimulated. Sympathetic nervous system is responsible with activeness.
This is why it is important for those who are getting a massage to specify what kind of massage they want. Tell your massage therapist whether you need a massage that facilitates activeness or a massage that will help you feel more alert and awake. This way, the massage therapist would know about which techniques to use. If you want to get a quality massage at a reasonable rate, be sure to head over to Grand Spa today.