How Massage Benefits Your Skin

Your skin is the largest organ of the body.  Your skin is also a reflection of your health so it’s important to take care of it.  And in today’s world there are many different ways to take care of your skin, but today we’re going to talk about the benefits massage has for your skin.

 

1. Improves Circulation

Many people already know massage improves circulation but what does the mean for your skin? The increased blood flow gives your skin an overall glow and improves the look an feel of your skin.

 

2. Exfoliates you skin

Regular massages reduce the build up of dead skin cells.  By removing the top layer of dead skin the  appearance of your skin will improve because exfoliation tightens pores, improves skin’s texture, and gives your skin an overall brightness.

 

3. Moisturize

Moisturizing your skin is one of the basic’s for skin care.  But it’s important to know what moisturizers are best for your skin.  Most massage therapy practices use almond oil or coconut oil.  I personally enjoy the coconut oil because it absorbs into the skin easily but doesn’t clog your pores.  It’s also all natural and has no added chemicals that are in many lotions today.

 

4. Can reduce the effects of aging

That’s right!

Increased circulation and exfoliation alone can improve or sometimes reverse the effects of aging. Your skin says a lot about your health and by getting a massage regularly and drinking enough water your flushing out toxins in your body.  By flushing out these toxins your skin is going to have a nice soft glow and even reduce wrinkles in some cases.

 

5. Can help you tighten your skin after weight loss or pregnancy

By increasing the circulation this is going to help your skin bounce back after losing a lot of weight or after you just had a baby.

And ladies if you’re receiving Prenatal Massage ask your therapist to use coconut oil during your session.  It’s good for the baby and it helps with stretch marks.

Read more about the Benefits of Prenatal Massage

 

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Information pulled October 3, 2018

Sources:

https://www.structurabodytherapies.com/2012/08/benefits-of-massage-for-the-skin/

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