You’ve already seen how massage benefits you and your employees through stress relief and sore muscle alleviation. But did you know that massage can have a positive effect on your breathing and lung function? Below is a list of the positive effects of massage on the respiratory system.
5 Respiratory System Benefits of Massage
1. Improved breathing.
If you struggle with any kind of respiratory issues such as allergies, asthma, or bronchitis, you know how difficult breathing can become. Many of the muscles on the front of your body and in the back assist your respiratory system. When they become tight, they can further restrict your breathing. Receiving a massage can help to loosen and lengthen the muscle, allowing the muscle to relax and breathing capacity to return.
2. Deeper breathing.
Regular massages can be one of the most effective ways to help improve breathing. The act of massage breaks down adhesions in the muscles, moving the body away from its state of stress and into one of relaxation. When you’re fully relaxed, your lungs can expand to their full capacity, allowing for deeper breathing.
3. Less mucus.
Certain massage strokes cause vibration in the body. This causes built-up mucus in the lungs to loosen and clear the airway for easier breathing.
4. Better posture.
Massage has proven to promote better posture. Improved posture means the chest can open up, creating an expanded space for lung function. A hunch-over posture also puts pressure on the diaphragm, causing muscle fatigue and not allowing it to fully collapse when you breathe. If the diaphragm doesn’t give way for the lungs to expand, you won’t be able to breathe as deeply.
5. Creates heat in the respiratory system.
Your respiratory system is highly dependent on heat. This heat helps to maintain a clear pathway for oxygen to enter the lungs as well as keep harmful pathogens from creating infections.
Give Your Respiratory System a Boost with Corporate Oasis
Looking for a way to breathe more deeply and easily? Consider adding regular massages into your routine. Corporate Oasis Massage offers easy, on-site corporate chair massage for you and your employees. Just a few minutes in a massage chair can give you a boost to your respiratory system and to your productivity.
Contact our team today to find a schedule that works for your business.
During this time of Covid-19, many companies are not having massage on-site. However, we are here to help you get a massage on a one-to-one basis at our facility in Parma. Feel free to contact our team with any questions or for more information.