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Massage therapy has many health benefits. It can help you support mental, emotional and physical well-being if you make it part of your regular wellness routine. It is generally considered part of alternative and complementary medicine. Whether you receive a Swedish massage, a deep-tissue massage, a sports massage or a trigger point massage, the health benefits are about the same.
Some of the benefits of getting a massage include:
-Massage Therapy improves circulation.
These services stimulates your tissues hence improving your blood flow. Improved blood circulation means that nutrients and oxygen will be delivered to your cells and waste material will be removed more effectively. This improved nourishment results to a better health. Improved blood circulation results to a well nourished skin hence improving its condition.
-Massage reduces stress.
A massage can free your mind from difficult emotions. It relaxes the tight muscles that are usually associated with tension headaches.
-Massage relieves pain
Massage is sometimes used in conjunction with hydrotherapy, physical therapy and medication in injury-related pain management. It is also used for pain management in patients suffering from arthritis, muscle spasms and sciatica. It is also known to reduce low-back pain and improves your back’s range of motion. This pain relief effect occurs because massage releases the body’s natural painkillers, the endorphins.
-Massage eases tension
Muscle tensions that may originate from either your regular job or workout program can be easily relieved by a massage.
-Massage therapy improves your immunity
A massage stimulates your lymph flow which is the body’s natural defense system hence improving your immunity. It is also believed that it can increase your white blood cells count.
-Massage has a sedative or stimulating effect on the nervous system
A massage can either calm your nervous system promoting a sense of well-being and relaxation or stimulate your nervous system. The effect depends on the type of massage, the duration of the massage and the current state of your nervous system. A proper massage can therefore calm aggressive behavior.
-Massage improves muscle tone
Therapy mechanically stimulates inherent reflexes that are in your muscle fibers hence improving your muscle tone. This is especially useful to people who do not receive enough daily exercise because of sedentary lifestyle.
-Massage is rejuvenating
These services will leave you feeling revitalized, connected, energized and balanced. A massage stimulates your brain, rids your body of distractions and connects you with good emotional and physical feelings that gives you high energy. Read the rest of this entry »