Can Massage Therapy Help with Your Stretch Marks?

Massage has many benefits, including its ability to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Women and men of all ages and sizes find stretch marks on their bodies at some point in their lives. For some, stretch marks are more likely and more visible than for others. Consider women who are pregnant, for example. Their skin stretches considerably, leaving behind unwanted scars around the abdomen. Regular massages can actually provide a natural way to deal with your pesky marks.

While you’re being massaged, the blood in your body is flowing very efficiently. All of the strategic pulling, stretching, and kneading performed by your massage therapist is increasing the circulation of your blood, allowing it to carry more nutrients throughout your skin. Better circulation means your blood vessels will be able to restore themselves more quickly, speeding up the body’s natural healing process. 

Other ways to increase blood circulation include:

  1. Exercise
  2. Stretching
  3. Healthy Eating
  4. Staying Hydrated

During a massage therapy session at LaVida Massage of Washington Township, we can incorporate essential oils that have been proven to remedy stretch marks. The healing properties in oils like peppermint and lavender are great for treating circulation problems. These can be rubbed directly into the problem areas of your skin for added benefit. In addition to oils, things like aloe vera gel and even egg whites at home can provide the nutrients and protein needed to aid in the reduction of scars when rubbed into problem areas.

Aside from massage providing you with a solution to annoying stretch marks, it gives you an opportunity to relax. Our minds are usually in many different places at once, and thinking about our body impurities doesn’t help. Spending an hour in a private room with soft lighting and pleasant sounds will allow you to unwind and let the professionals work their magic.

Call LaVida Massage of Washington Township today at (586) 677-1566 for an all-natural solution to stretch marks and much more.

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