7 Health Benefits of Hand Massages
Every part of the human body is connected through the nerves through feet, hands, and ears. Not only are hand massages relaxing, but they are beneficial to multiple organs in the body. On the outside of the hand and inside of the hand are specific organs that are stimulated when touched. The heart, kidney, spleen, hip, intestines, pancreas, thyroid, appendix, and gallbladder are some examples of the major body parts that have nerve endings in the hands.
1. Hand massages restore balance in the body by removing any blockages
The muscles and tissues release tension such as emotional tension. If there is any stagnant energy in the specific organ, it is released when pressed. This can be beneficial for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or sinus and breathing problems.
2. They help you sleep better at night
Since a hand massage is so relaxing, it releases serotonin in the brain which will lead to a better night’s sleep. A massage is peaceful and relieves pain which may be interfering with your sleep schedule.
3. Decrease anxiety
A massage will relax the mind which means that overthinking, overanalyzing, fearful thoughts, and tension are released. Anxiety symptoms are naturally relieved with a massage.
4. Increased flexibility in wrists and fingers
People suffering from arthritis will benefit from a hand massage. It will break up the stiffness that is causing discomfort within. Massages increase the joints range or motion. They exercise the muscles which need help with lengthening without pain. This will also benefit people who have sports injuries.
5. Decreased swelling
Hand swelling can be caused by too much fluid accumulating in the hand. When massaged, the fluid is released and dispelled from the area. Hand massages will help with retained water.
6. Increases delivery of nutrients to underlying issues
Massages get new oxygen-rich blood flowing blood into areas that are sore or stiff. This increases the delivery of nutrients to organs and ligaments that otherwise would not be able to improve.
7. Relieve headache
Most headaches happen in the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that are located in a person’s head and neck. Stimulating certain organs and the increase of blood flow can naturally relieve this stress.
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