The team at North Oakville’s Palermo Physio and Wellness is acutely aware of what a stressful time it has been for many of our patients (ourselves included!).
Setting aside time for yourself is always advised, and even more so now. Taking time to participate in self care such as exercise, journalling, meditation is helpful for sleep, general health and mental health.
We know that many of our patients deliberately schedule massages to help manage stress. This is an appointment that is set aside in the calendar. It is a time to unplug and relax.
There are many people that have massages primarily for pain management or sports recovery reasons who recognize how relaxed they feel after their massage therapy treatment. People will often comment on how well they sleep the night after a massage therapy session with on of our Registered Oakville Massage Therapists.
Physiological Benefits of Massage Therapy
Psychology Today compiles excellent information on how massage therapy benefits the body and aids in stress relief.
- Changes in EEG activity
- Decrease in cortisol levels (stress hormone)
- Increased activity of the PNS (parasympathetic nervous system or the rest and digest aspect of the envois system)
- Increasing the activity of natural killer cells (purported enhancement in the body’s immune response)
- Changes in the areas of the brain that are known to be involved in the regulation of emotions and stress responses.
Over the next couple of weeks as your children return to school of whatever sort, our registered massage therapists are here for you.
You are able to claim massage therapy through your private insurance benefits, should you have them. We do provide direct billing. Please contact our Oakville Massage clinic to book or for more information.