HOW CAN RELAXATION MASSAGE HELP ME?
The word massage is thought to come from the Greek word Massein, which means to knead or the Arabic word mas’h which means to press softly. Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing medicine known to man, most countries in the world utilize some form of touch as a complementary therapy to their form of medicine. Massage was advocated by Hippocrates who was born in the fifth century and was known as the father of medicine. It is recorded that Julius Caesar received massage to relieve neuralgia!! (Wikipedia)
The power of human touch is profoundly healing, it soothes the soft tissues and encourages relaxation. In turn, endorphins, the brains chemicals (neurotransmitters) are released, which inspire feelings of wellbeing, easing the impact of daily stress, struggles and conflict that many of us find ourselves dealing with. The stress hormones cortisol, adrenalin and norepinephrine are reduced, if these levels remain at high levels for long periods of time the immune system may become impaired causing imbalance and dysfunction in the body. Massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons and ligaments. The trained therapist can determine the condition of the tissues through palpation, seeking any likely sources of pain or dysfunction and thus applying the appropriate remedial treatment. Massage works through the various systems of the body via a mechanical action and a reflex action. A mechanical action is created by physically moving the muscles and soft tissues of the body using pressure and stretching movements, which results in cleansing them of acids and other toxins. This mechanical action also breaks up fibrous tissues and loosens stiff joints. A reflex is created when the treatment of one part of the body causes an effect to another part of the body, via the body’s nerve pathways. (Wikipedia)
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES MASSAGE TREAT?
- back and neck pain
- soft tissue injuries
- chronic pain
OTHER BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Stimulation of lymphatic system
- Reduction in stress hormones
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved skin tone
- Quicker healing of soft tissue injuries
- Heightened mental alertness
- Reduced anxiety and depression
Massage is an effective tool using techniques such as musculoskeletal alignment, myofascial release and massage. These treatments are tailored to each individual depending on their needs. Addressing muscular tightness, soreness and stiffness which may be caused from injury, accident, poor posture, disease or the bodies inability to distribute the stresses of everyday life.
Key Benefits of Massage
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