Most people would know a massage makes them feel good. When you are tired, sore and stressed out there is nothing better than a massage.
But many probably don't fully realise exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall health. Did you know a massage can improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation?
Many alternative health treatments are available and people get confused about where to go when they are not feeling the best. New health therapies are continuing to emerge, but the Chinese and Egyptians began using massage to heal the human body as long ago as 5,000BC and it's still being used today. Now there has to be some efficacy to this form of treatment or it would not have survived the ages.
Massage is actually a scientific process even though it may appear to be a whole lot of rubbing and kneading. Massage therapy is fantastic for general health and fitness. The reason you feel better after a massage is because it is healing and invigorating to tired, aching or injured muscles. Massage also increases blood and lymph circulation. Massage helps to drain the Lymph which is a fluid that rids the body tissues of waste. It is dependent on the squeezing effect of muscles being exercised. An active person will have a better lymph flow than an inactive person. Excessive stimulation from vigorous activity can lead to increased waste, which can sometimes negate the benefit. This is where massage has a huge advantage. Massage can dramatically aid lymph movement, which together with blood, supplies nutrients and oxygen and rids wastes and toxins. Also an Epsom Salt bath is excellent for draining the acids and toxins from the body to aid detoxification and promote relaxation. Good circulation is so important to our health and massage can be so beneficial especially for this purpose.
Other benefits of Massage
- Increase the blood's oxygen capacity by 10-15%
- Help loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles
- Muscle balancing can even help posture and promote more efficient movement
- Speeds recovery from exercise induced fatigue
- Increases production of gastric juices, saliva and urine
- Increases excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus and sodium chloride. This suggests that the metabolic rate increases
- Balances the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed
- Improves function of the oil and sweat glands that lubricate, clean and cool the skin.
- Indirectly or directly stimulating nerves the supply internal organs can dilate the organs' blood vessels, improving blood supply.
Massage Benefits Increase the with Regular Visits
Getting a massage frequently can do more good than just the odd random treatment. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self care plan can increase how healthy and youthful you will be. Investing time and money in health and bodywork at consistent intervals is truly a boost to your health. Just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Strongly consider massage appointments a necessary part of your health and wellness plan. Work with your therapist to establish a treatment schedule that will best meets your needs.
Massage knows no age limits. Regular massage can also greatly benefit the elderly. It works wonders on young and old. It can be especially helpful to the elderly who are experiencing the physical effects of aging including:
- Thinner and drier skin
- Reduced tissue elasticity
- Loss of mobility
- Slower nervous system response
- Decreased bone mass
- Less efficient immune system
Massage helps keep the body and mind functioning optimally by promoting well improving circulation of blood and lymph, improving immune system functioning and improving energy flow. Also other benefits are: general relaxation is enhanced, relieving muscular tension and associated discomfort, reducing anxiety, improving sleep, increasing feelings of well-being, improving flexibility and strength, increasing range of motion in joints, reducing arthritis.
Consider your regular massage plan now.
Book your Massage or Remedial Massage by ringing Cheryl Young and Graham Honeyman at Rainbow Bay Massage on 0419609232 in Tweed Heads Coolangatta Gold Coast
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