Lower Your Blood Pressure With Massage Therapy

High blood pressure, while common, is a serious health issue that may lead to many other complications. Often times, people who suffer from high blood pressure rely heavily on medicine to control it. Medication can be necessary when dealing with high blood pressure and should not be discontinued without the supervision of your medical professional. However, massage therapy can definitely aid in managing high blood pressure.

High blood pressure happens when plaque builds up along the walls of the blood vessels making it difficult for the blood to flow through freely. It is not an uncommon disorder and can definitely be managed through lifestyle changes and medication as well as massage therapy. While there is little support to confirm how stress is related to high blood pressure, stress may lead to other bad behaviors such as smoking and poor eating habits which will definitely worsen the situation.

Massage therapy may help with high blood pressure in two major ways. For starters, massage therapy will help to keep your stress levels low and in control. The deep or gentle massage therapy treatments can help you unwind and relax and keep you away from the bad habits that can worsen the situation. Massage therapy may also improve blood circulation, which directly affects high blood pressure symptoms.

While massage therapy is relatively harmless, it is important that you speak with your health care professional, as high blood pressure is a serious condition that should be monitored closely. Any change in your treatment plan should not be made on your own. Massage therapy is a great option to add to your overall treatment plan but should not replace your medication.

To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Bentonville, AR today!


How Massage Can Help Improve Sleep

Massage does a lot more than relax a person, but relaxing a person's body is very important. It is the beginning of being able to sleep, which is crucial to our health. Massage therapy has been shown to help people get to sleep and to improve...

3 Benefits of Getting a Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage is a full body massage given to new mothers after birth to help restore the body’s structural realignment. It’s a wonderful way of taking care of oneself, at a critical time when all your efforts and energy are focused...

Debunking The Top 3 Massage Therapy Myths

Massage therapy has been there for centuries. It has been practiced for years. It has been practiced among the Chinese and ancient Egyptians for many years with both the communities documenting their uses of massage. As the massage therapy has grown...

Top 3 Benefits of Massage Therapy for Weightlifters

Massage therapy promotes health, natural healing, stress relief, and even emotional well-being. However, some aspects of massage therapy specifically benefit weightlifters. These benefits apply to all strength-training enthusiasts, from the amateur...

Massage Therapy for Trochanteric Bursitis

You too can improve your circulation and get the relief you need this holiday season with massage therapy for bursitis relief. In case you didn't know, any joint that is subject to repetitive motion can end up swollen, full of liquid, and sore....

Beating Workplace Stress With a Massage

Workspace stress has become and epidemic in the American workplace. A recent report in Business News Daily states that 66 percent of employees report stress-related difficulty focusing on tasks at work and that the estimated cost to...

LaVida Massage Opens Second Arkansas Location

We welcome the newest addition to the LaVida Massage Franchise family in Bentonville, Arkansas, on July 1, 2015. This will be Gwen Heim’s second center located at 103 SW Winsted Lane, Suite 15. Gwen’s current center is in...
New Client
One Hour Massage Session:
New to LaVida Massage?

As our guest, we want to share our
practices and procedures so you feel
completely comfortable at your local
LaVida Massage Center and
throughout your session.