In the past, massages often used to be exclusive to health clubs and luxury spas, but their benefits can be enjoyed just about anywhere these days such clinics, hospitals and even businesses. Massage is used to help relieve pain, stress and tension in the human body by rubbing, manipulating or pressing a person’s ligaments, tendons, muscles and/or skin. The action itself could range from deep pressure to just light stroking, depending on the patient’s affliction. There are several common types of massage such as trigger-point, sports, deep and Swedish massage.
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There are many benefits of massage and it’s now seen across the world as a standard way to treat the body for a variety of medical and physical conditions such as strains, sprains, auto accidents and sports injuries etc. It’s also beneficial for specific types of diseases and afflictions such as headaches, back pain, anxiety, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, digestive disorders, insomnia and Fibromyalgia. As well as the medical benefits it provides, massage can also provide a person with a sense of connection and caring through their therapist.
The goal of a massage therapist is to see you returning to your everyday activities as soon as possible. The type of massage and length of rehabilitation will depend on your specific ailment. Below are some of the most common benefits of massage.
Many people suffer from a chronic problem known as Fibromyalgia, which means they suffer from fatigue as well as muscle tenderness and pain. These symptoms are often the result of lack of sleep and/or stress. Regular massages and physiotherapy can help alleviate the pain and discomfort and relieve the stress associated with this condition.
One of the best ways to increase circulation and joint movement and decrease swelling following surgery is to enjoy a massage. It will also help improve flexibility, relax your muscles and can promote the body’s tissue regeneration.
If your mind and body are free of tension, depression, anxiety, and stress it’s no secret that you’ll feel better emotionally and be in a better overall mood and state of mind. Studies have shown that massage can lower the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body by 50 percent while it increases beneficial hormones such as dopamine and serotonin.
No more aching head
Migraines headaches are often the result of poor sleeping habits and/or stress. Regular massages will help relieve the stress which should, in turn, result in a better quality of sleep and fewer headaches.
Relieves high blood pressure
If you suffer from high blood pressure it could promote a heart attack or stroke. Studies have also shown that regular massages can help lower your blood pressure and help reduce this risk.
A flexible body is a healthy body no matter your age or occupation. Flexibility isn’t just for athletes these days as everybody should enjoy a good range of motion. Massage can help improve your range of motion and flexibility as it treats the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and connective tissue by stimulating the production of the body’s natural lubricants.
Relieving back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome
Back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common ailments across the globe and a reasons people seek relief from them through massage. Regular massages can help reduce the pain and symptoms and have your performing your normal day-to-day tasks as quickly as possible.