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The 5 Health Benefits to Getting Routine Massage Therapy



All too often, people treat getting a massage as something they only do as a special occasion treat. Many wait for a ‘reason’ such as a birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day to book a massage. While this can be a great way to celebrate, if you are only getting a massage once or twice a year, you are missing out on some serious long-term health benefits. 

With origins dating all the way back to ancient India, massage has long been utilized for its curative properties. Not only can it help with physical ailments such as arthritis and sore muscles, but it can also alleviate pain and help with mental health and wellbeing as well. Continue reading to learn more about the long term benefits of massage and how you can go about booking a session here at our Kansas City health club!


Does a major project at work have you on edge? Are you stressed out about something going on in your personal life? A staggering 84% of Americans report feeling stressed on a weekly basis.

Prolonged stress can have some serious implications on one’s health, including the following:

  • Increased risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Frequent headaches
  • Development of skin conditions
  • Hair loss
  • Stomach ulcers/stomach pain
  • Asthma
  • Panic attacks

Unfortunately, the list can go on and on. However, massage can be a great health solution! A trip to the spa is a great way to unwind, and the healing benefits of a massage can usually be felt for days or even weeks after. A massage therapist works to undo all the tension held in your body, allowing for the release of toxins.

While it might not eliminate the source of your stress, such as a looming project deadline, it does allow you to feel better and therefore better equipped to deal with whatever is on your plate.


For those who experience chronic pain due to conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia or have had an orthopedic surgery of any kind, you are well aware of just how debilitating that pain can be. It gets in the way of not just exercising, but other facets of your life, too. There are days that even walking around your home might feel difficult. While there are many forms of therapy available, if you haven’t given massage a try, you most certainly should!

A licensed and trained massage therapist will be able to help pinpoint and identify the root cause of your pain. From there, they will create a massage regimen that will relieve pain and allow you to feel your best. Even if you feel great after one session, it is best practice to keep coming back for the suggested number of sessions. This will ensure that pain goes away and then stays away!


If there is one thing we all don’t get enough of, it’s sleep. If you find yourself relying too heavily on your morning coffee just to function or are facing that afternoon slump each and every weekday, it might be time to look into utilizing massage therapy

Think about it this way: if you are going to bed each night stressed out and with sore or tense muscles, you probably aren’t going to get much rest. In fact, you’re probably very frustrated while tossing and turning. This, of course, only exacerbates the issue. A visit to our Kansas City health club will afford you the opportunity to get a massage which could be the gateway to a better night’s sleep!

A woman gets a face and neck massage at the Kansas City health club


In recent years, there has been a greater nationwide push to destigmatize mental health. For a very long time, topics such as anxiety and depression were put on the backburner. This did nothing to solve the problem and in fact, only served to make things worse. Thankfully, however, as progress has been made, methods for helping mental health issues have been brought to the light. One of these methods is massage.

When you get a massage, your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that the body releases in an effort to relieve pain, reduce stress and improve your overall sense of wellbeing. These endorphins help to combat stress, anxiety and depression. So not only does massage feel good, but there is actual scientific evidence behind it as well! 


When you have poor circulation, it can lead to a number of issues in the body. Pins and needles sensations, numbness and tingling, cold extremities and swelling are just naming a few. Those who experience poor circulation sometimes have issues with mobility as well which can impact quality of life. That is where getting a routine massage can help!

When muscles and tendons are loosened, it allows for better blood flow throughout the body. This helps to get more blood and oxygen to the brain, which has a huge host of benefits, too! One of our highly trained Kansas City health club massage therapists will work to pinpoint the affected area and tailor a massage experience that works best for you.


Now that you have a little bit of background regarding the long term benefits of getting a routine massage, it’s time to try it for yourself! Book an appointment for a professional massage from our spa and begin to see the difference it can make in your life for your health and wellbeing. 

There are several great booking options to choose from, including our Woodside Signature Massage, a Hot Stone Massage or a Deep Tissue Massage – and that is just the beginning! If you are an expectant mother, we also offer a great Prenatal Massage. Using relaxing and safe techniques, one of our incredible therapists will work to alleviate any of the physical discomfort that can come along with pregnancy. 

If you are not yet a member, join today! Visit our website to schedule a tour of our facility and learn more about what we have to offer. We can’t wait to see you around Woodside!

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