Massage is a principal way of body relaxation, being chosen more and more frequently. It has been proven that it helps improve one’s physical and mental health, having a wide range of therapeutic applications. It has been used as treatment since the ancient times with its well-known beneficial properties. However, why should one incorporate massage in their life?

Massage: Benefits

1. It improves the skin texture

The gentle rubbing of your therapist’s hands along with the massage lotion and oil effectuates gentle exfoliation and an increase in collagen and elastin production. Therefore, the texture improves and the skin becomes even smoother and shinier, free of dirt and dead cells. 

2. It facilitates the circulation

Blood flow is improved thus causing all organs to function better. The hyperemia being induced treats all the inflammations before becoming a chronic problem in our life. The results of a better circulatory function are immediate, perceptible after the end of the session.

3. It removes stress

Relaxing massage calms the body and has been shown to halve the cortisol levels, also known as stress hormone. Moreover, it releases endorphins as well as other hormones, such as dopamine and serotonin, which provoke the sense of happiness and satisfaction. Last but not least, it contributes to the reduction of the symptoms of depression as well as to better manage negative thoughts and emotions.  

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4. It relieves the musculoskeletal pain

Massage contributes to the proper blood circulation and relieves the musculoskeletal pain caused by fatigue. Simultaneously, it relieves cramps, reduces any swelling in the limbs and improves the posture as it minimizes pain. It helps to improve fitness and stabilize the pain of cervical syndrome as well as the general stiffness of the body.

 5. It improves the sleep quality

Massage treatments help us relax and reduce the intense activity that takes place in our nervous system throughout the day. This is because it increases the brain signals associated with deep and restful sleep. Therefore, it allows us to sleep deeper as it causes the release of serotonin and dopamine, two components of the body that help improve one’s mood. 


Combining the leafy nature with the blue Aegean Sea, the Emerald Spa & Wellness, located at Skopelos Holidays Hotel & Spa in Skopelos Town (Chora), is the ideal place to get rid of stress and fatigue.  


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