How massage promotes health and anti-aging:
1.Decrease cortisol and insulin levels while increasing calming serotonin and dopamine: Encourages Oxytocin release: Oxytocin is a stress reducing, bonding hormone most famous for its role in birthing.
2.It helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system to slow down heart rate and breathing, relax musculature and improve digestion.Increases endorphin release: Endorphins are pain reducing neurotransmitters. Anxiety created by stress can cause increase sensitivity to pain. Endorphins help stop transmission of pain signals.Decrease Beta Brainwave activity: This leads to increase stimulated release of relaxing neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine as well as decreased release of cortisol levels.
3.Stimulates Delta Brainwave activity: This type of brain activity is one which facilitates deep sleep induction….explaining the natural tendency to dose off during your session.