Massage and Endorphins

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

What are enphorphins?

There are three major types of endorphins: beta-endorphins, found primarily in the pituitary gland; and enkephalins and dynorphin. Endorphins, along with dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin are called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters constantly channel through our nervous system, sending messages and signals back and forth between the brain and areas of our body to tell us how we feel.

How do they help with massage treatment?

During massage, large amounts of endorphins are released into the bloodstream. This explains the slightly groggy effect, lightheaded, sense of well-being after a massage.

Just like when we laugh or when we exercise, endorphins are released into the bloodstream also. Recent studies suggest endorphins enhance the immune systems, relieve pain, reduce stress and retard the ageing process. Scientists also have found that beta-endorphins can activate human NK (Natural Killer) cells and boost the immune system.

Because of this soothing sensation, all-around sense of wellbeing and happiness, we get from the release of endorphins, regular massages are highly beneficial for our health.

So there you have it! Book a massage, treat yourself to a relaxing and peaceful experience that will leave you feeling invigorated and energised. It not only feels amazing! It is good for you!

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