It’s true that your body works so hard for you each and every day; but how often do you pay attention to the signals of wear and tear that your body designates through sore shoulders, an aching back and a stiff neck?
Massage is basically manipulation of superficial and deep layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in healing process and decrease muscle reflex activity. It involves working and acting on the body using hands and fingers; forearms, elbows and feet may also be used. Massage ranges from light stroking to deep pressure.
Benefits Of Massage Therapy
- Improves circulation
Massage accelerates blood flow throughout your body without straining your heart even to the congested areas. This causes rebuilding of tissues, the body is also able to restore itself giving a more relaxed and comfortable feeling.
- Improves flexibility and joint motion
Massage stimulates your metabolic processes, speeding the flow of lactic acid through the body’s complex lymph system making you more flexible and less prone to injury.
- Improves immune system functioning
Massage soothes your organs’ nerves causing related blood vessels to dilate increasing blood flow for healthier and more efficient function.
- Encourages relaxation
Massage soothes your body parts as it helps the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode. The effect lingers long after the massage.
- Reducing/eliminating pain
Massage get to the root of persistence pain by relaxing tense muscles. It also helps reduce the pressure and pain, which can also diminish the probability and frequency of headaches.
- Athlete recovery
Reduces recovery time, and helps prepare you for strenuous workouts. Also eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.