Massage is now no longer available only through luxury spas and posh health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in business, clinics and even in hospitals. If you’ve never tried, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during massage therapy session.
What is Massage?
Massage is a relaxing treatment that has been around for thousands of years. In fact word “massage” comes from the Greek root “masso”, which means “to touch.” It is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. In a massage, a caring, safe touch is an invitation to relax. This, together with pain relief generally produces a “relaxation response.”
Massage Can Help with…..
Stress: Massage is one of the most and best known antidotes for stress. It will reduce your stress and gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness.
Joint pain or restriction: Massage works directly on your joints by improving circulation around them and stimulating the production of natural lubrication within them. It relieves pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Improving Circulation: Massage is believed to improve blood and lymph circulation. Improve circulation can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells.
Less cellulite: A good massage relaxes the body and soul but, a great massage decreases lymphatic build-up, helps prevent cellulite and increase oxygen rich blood flow to your skin cells.
Relaxing Tissue: Massage therapy will reduce painful contractions and spasms. Massage also reduces nerve compression. During massage the nerves can assume their normal work of transmitting massage to and from the brain, which improves functioning of the muscles and organs.
Getting a frequently massage can do you a world of good. Scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how strong you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Consider massage appointments a regular activity of your health and wellness plan because taking care of your body should be at the top of your priorities.