The benefits of Massage
Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques including kneading rubbing with palms and fingertips, chopping motions and cross fibre friction strokes to help relax the body and workout tension in muscles and the fascia supporting the muscles. It is easy on the body and pressure is within tolerable levels. The techniques used in massage therapy have a list of health benefits associated with it. First of all, massage therapy can relax your body and improve blood circulation throughout the body.
The increased circulation results in better oxygenation of the tissues and more energy for you. If you have pain in your joints such as arthritis, a regular massage will alleviate the pain and help make movement easier. Massage therapy also has a detoxifying effect on your body. The stroking and pressure helps shift toxins from the organs and body tissues into the bloodstream where they can then be eliminated from the body. The removal of toxins can lower stress levels which in turn will lower blood pressure and heart rate
Massage received on a regular basis can provide the following physical and mental benefits
- Promote speedy recovery from injuries
- Increase mobility
- Provide greater joint flexibility & range of motion
- Improve circulation
- Relieve musculo-skeletal problems & improve posture
- Reduce anxiety
- Promote an overall feeling of well-being
- Relaxes the whole body
- Loosens tight muscles
- Relieves tired and aching muscles
- Diminishes chronic pain
- Calms the nervous system
- Enhances skin tone
- Assists in recovery from injuries
- Reduces tension headaches
- Reduces mental stress
- Improves concentration
- Promotes restful sleep
If you have several areas of discomfort and tension a ‘full body massage’ covers: arms, shoulders, neck upper chest, abdomen and legs. This helps to restore balance to body and removal of multiple areas of tension.
Many people choose to have one or two areas worked on, especially if there is a specific area causing problems, e.g. shoulders and back or hips and legs.