Massage ? Why have a Massage ?
Well, it's designed to make you feel better !
Did you know that for thousands of years mothers around the world have been massaging their babies so that they will grow faster and be healthier. Massage Therapy plays an important role in our health and well being.. not just for babies but for people of all ages and all walks of life. A good massage is an exhilarating experience. Anyone can and will benefit from massage. The goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and increase overall well being and good health. Massage will help give you relief from muscle tension, pain and stress.
It is a common misconception that a deep tissue massage is a firm pressure massage.
Slow, gentle deep work is more effective than painful firm pressure.
So, what is a deep tissue massage, you ask? Most people believe deep tissue massages are supposed to be painful in order to be beneficial and include very firm/deep pressure. However, the saying, “No pain, no gain” does not always apply in massage therapy.
A deep tissue massage involves the manipulation of the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues in the body. It requires the massage therapist to melt into the tissue before reaching deeper layers by warming up the muscles top layer. This type of massage aims at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. It is a more focused type of massage to release “knots” (which is just muscle fibres and tissue) and chronic muscle tension.
Deep Tissue Massage helps with headaches, chronic muscular pain, limited mobility, and injury rehabilitation. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks or low back tightness. Although this type of massage can be more intense and a little uncomfortable, it should not be painful or excruciating, but more often than not . . . . . however keep at the back of your mind "this is doing me good !" even if it's just a little uncomfortable.
We all know 'massage' has been around a long time, even the Egyptians raved about it.
However people are still viewing a massage as a 'Life Luxury' !!
Well . . . . it's not !!
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high levels of stress. Massage therapy is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
Decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, greater energy, improved concentration, increased local circulation, reduced fatigue.
Massage therapy can also help specifically address a number of health issues and can help with:
Improve range of motion, alleviate low-back pain, assist with shorter, easier labour (for expectant mothers) and shorten maternity hospital stays.
Ease medication dependence, enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles and help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin, plus increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety, pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation and promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Reduce post-surgery adhesion’s and swelling, reduce spasms and cramping, relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles. Release endorphin’s — amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller and help to relieve migraine pain.
So after reading all this do you still think this is a 'Life luxury' ??