Chester County Message

Christine Burnett CMT LMT
828 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA. 19380
(Located in West Chester Wellness Center)
Phone: (484) 678-9202 |

Embrace heart health - Heart and Stethoscope

Embrace Hearth Health – February isn’t just about Valentine’s Day and Chocolates – it’s also Heart Health Month, a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular wellness and the importance of taking care of our hearts.

Young Woman thinking about how to embrace heart health.

What can be done to embrace heart health?

While diet and exercise are often emphasized as key factors in maintaining heart health, there’s another powerful tool that shouldn’t be overlooked: massage therapy.

Massage therapy offers numerous benefits for heart health, both directly and indirectly. Here’s how:

  1. Stress Reduction: Massage therapy is renowned for its ability to reduce stress levels by promoting relaxation and triggering the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin.
  2. Improved Circulation: Massage techniques such as kneading and stroking can help to improve blood circulation throughout the body.
  3. Lowered Heart Rate: A study published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine found that massage therapy can lead to a significant decrease in heart rate.
  4. Pain Relief: For individuals with heart conditions such as angina or myocardial infarction, chronic pain can be a debilitating issue. Massage therapy can provide effective pain relief by targeting tense muscles, reducing inflammation, and releasing endorphins.
  5. Enhanced Emotional Well-Being: Heart health isn’t just about physical factors – emotional well-being plays a crucial role as well. Massage therapy has been shown to improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, and promote a sense of overall well-being.

This February, take proactive steps to embrace heart health and make it a priority by incorporating massage therapy into your wellness routine. Whether you’re managing cardiovascular issues or simply aiming to maintain optimal heart function, regular massage sessions can be a valuable addition to your self-care regimen. Consult with a qualified massage therapist to discuss your specific needs and discover how massage therapy can help you embrace heart health and achieve a healthier heart and a happier life.