The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage as therapy has stood the test of time, it has been used since ancient times by the Chinese Greek and Roman Civilizations.
Today many people tend to look at massage as a luxury found only in expensive Beauty Spas and up market Health Clubs, but Massage is a combination of science and the healing arts and provides great therapeutic benefit and has a major impact on:
- high blood pressure
- chronic pain
- acute pain
It can in fact promote healing in a variety of adverse health conditions.
There is more to Massage than the touch of healing hands.
Massage by draining tension and stress and manipulating muscles gets the blood circulation and lymph moving simultaneously enhancing the production of endorphins that send positive messages to your brain.
Endorphins are defined as hormone-like substances that are produced in the brain and function as the body’s natural painkillers. During massage and exercise, these endorphins are released, and this can produce feelings of euphoria and a general state of wellbeing. The endorphins produced can be so powerful that they actually mask pain. Physically active people recover from mild depression more quickly and physical activity is strongly correlated with good mental health as people age.
It is of great benefit if you do at least 30 to 45 minutes of moderate exercise every day. A good walk in the early morning before going to work is excellent, remember stretch a little before starting out on your walk and allow a cooling down period for about 15 minutes afterwards if you are doing a power walk. Yoga or a Pilates class three times a week will do wonders for your posture and overall wellbeing as well as your physical appearance and muscle tone and spinal health..
In addition Massage decreases the production of stress hormones which contribute to sluggish metabolism, stress, high blood pressure, premature ageing and weight increase.
Massage increases and improves your circulation, your muscle tension and joint stiffness are relieved thereby improving and enhancing your overall flexibility of movement and posture which then contributes to your general attractiveness.
For those of you who exercise regularly or visit the Gym it further improves your muscles and joints and helps you maintain the flow of lymph and contributes to your overall flexibility thereby enhancing your performance whilst exercising or training.
Besides all these benefits it just quite simply makes you FEEL GOOD!
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