Having a healthy lifestyle can reduce many effects of heart disease. Along with a good diet and regular exercise, creating healthy habits such as getting a massage can improve the health of your heart significantly.

The long term effects of massage therapy provide more than just a stress reliever; they benefit one of the most vital organs in your body which is the heart.

Benefits of Heart Massage

  • Decreasing Anxiety and Tension – massage therapy reduces cortisol which in turn lowers stress, a factor that can cause arrhythmia or complicate existing heart conditions.
  • Alleviating Chronic Pain – stress from pain can also complicate heart conditions and can slow recovery from surgery. Massage helps to address pain and aid in recovery.
  • Lowering Blood Pressure – high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attacks and arrhythmia. Using massage therapy to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure can help alleviate pressure on the heart.
  • Decreasing symptoms of depression – not only can heart disease cause depression, depression can put you at increased risk of heart disease. Using massage therapy to help elevate mood can have long-term benefits towards reducing the risk of heart disease.