The Magnificent Massage
The massage benefits of therapy date back thousand of years. Furthermore, today this ancient wisdom; combined with the modern understanding of anatomy and physiology; enables therapy massages to facilitate healing and to promote and maintain health and wellness.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy involves the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues and joints of the body. However, it is a hands-on approach; in which the therapist will use soft tissue manipulation techniques; as well as joint mobilization techniques to assist the body to heal, and to relieve pain.
As a matter of fact, massages affect the muscular, circulatory, and nervous systems of the body; helping to relax the muscles and enhance healing.
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?
- It reduces stress and tension
- Reduces fatigue
- Promotes healing
- It promotes relaxation
- Relieves tight muscles
- Increases energy
- Reduces muscle spasm
- Prevents injury
- Increases circulation
- Benefits a number of ailments and conditions
What ailments respond to massage therapy?
- Chronic pain
- Neck pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Occupational injuries
- Motor vehicle accident related injuries
- Athletic injuries
- Tension headaches
Meanwhile, one doesn’t need to be injured to receive and appreciate the benefits of massages! Massage sessions can be part of a regular health regime.
Relaxation massages enhances the body and mind’s ability to handle stress; increases the body’s energy levels, relieves muscle tension and stiffness; as well as promotes the general feeling of relaxation. Primarily, relaxation massage sessions are full-body, with the suggested length of 60 minutes.
Be that as it may, Sports massages can be beneficial to individuals at all levels of athletic performance. As a matter of fact, sports massages has numerous benefits; including reducing the strain of training; enhancing and accelerating recovery after training sessions; preventing injuries; and assisting in recovery after injuries.
However, athletic or sport massages can be part of the pre event preparations; take place post event. It can also be implemented throughout the training program to enhance the athlete’s training and performance.
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