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Heart Health and Massage Therapy: What You Should Know

With February being American Heart Awareness Month it’s important to bring conversations up about heart health and all the ways you can protect this vital organ. Massage Therapy is just one way to enhance heart health and improve your overall lifestyle when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Self-care and therapy are vital to recovery and preserving one’s wellness. Boca Beauty Academy proudly provides one of the region’s most comprehensive programs for massage therapy including real-world spa experience for our students.

Here are just a few ways Massage Therapy can improve your heart health:

Lowers Blood Pressure

There’s a reason they call high blood pressure the “silent killer.” The symptoms of high blood pressure are not always evident. However, Medical studies have shown that a regular massage regime can reduce blood pressure, one of the key components that contribute to the risk of a heart attack. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure not only reduces your risk of heart problems, but it also helps provide the proper nutrients to other organs like your kidneys and liver.

Improves Circulation

Another, and probably the most impactful benefit of Massage Therapy, is the improvement of blood circulation. When you’re receiving a massage, problem areas in your body become decongested, allowing blood to flow more freely. Particularly with active people, increased circulation is vital so muscles aren’t strained and tense. Blood circulation allows new blood to pump to organs, including the heart.

Reduces Stress

We sometimes forget the role stress plays on the body. Under stress, the body can suffer from cardiac arrhythmias and increased heart rate. Both of these symptoms, along with others, negatively impact heart health. A therapeutic massage can also “stimulate the nerve endings in the skin, release endorphins (the feel-good hormones) and inhibit the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline (source).” In other words, relaxation is your heart’s best friend.

At Boca Beauty Academy, we view Massage Therapy as a part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. What exactly do Boca Beauty Academy’s Massage Therapy program entails? The study of:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology & Kinesiology
  • Principles of Homeopathy
  • Hydrotherapy and spa
  • Herbal Therapy & Aromatherapy
  • Medicinal Cannabis & CBD Oils
  • Diet, Nutrition, and Toxicity
  • Meditation Healing

Give the Gift of Heart Health

Show your love for someone by helping them preserve and maintain heart health, cardiovascular wellness, and low blood pressure. The Boca Beauty Academy offers Massage Therapy services at our on-campus spas in Parkland and Boca Raton. Click here to book your appointment (for yourself, or a loved one).


Boca Beauty Academy is Florida’s preeminent, nationally accredited beauty and wellness academy offering programs in cosmetology, makeup artistry, nail technician, skin care, massage therapy, paramedical esthetician, and electrolysis. Students are supported with job placement and financial aid assistance.  To learn more or arrange a tour of our two campuses, call Boca Raton 561-487-1191 | Parkland 954-866-1011.