|BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
|It promotes a total sense of well being and relaxation
easing anxiety and alleviating aches and pains.
As the treatment is not too long it is suitable for most people's
life styles and in today's busy society it offers you a few moments to unwind and
recharge leaving you feeling more positive and able to cope. It is especially
beneficial for those who work with computers and experience muscle tension and
stress and is a good tonic at the end of a hard day.
Massage Will soothes and comforts you with peace.
Massage stimulates your blood and lymphatic circulation bringing oxygen to the
tissues and thereby removing toxins, improving digestion and increasing immunity.
The texture and elasticity of your skin will be improved and hydrated and your
muscles will recover their strength and flexibility reducing fatigue, stiffness and
tension and increasing your energy levels
In its various forms, massage can help to cure and relieve a wide range of
complaints. Research shows that massage is particularly good at relieving
stress-related problems, from anxiety and panic attacks, through to high blood
pressure. Scientists at the University of Leeds found that links between the neck
muscles and the brain play a role in controlling blood pressure. Manipulating the
muscles in the neck can lower blood pressure without using drugs.
Massage encourages blood flow, which increases the amount of oxygen and
nutrients that reach your organs and tissues. Whilst massage encourages your
body to circulate the "good stuff"; it also encourages it to get rid of the "bad stuff"
- waste products, toxins, carbon dioxide, and excess water.
It can be used to treat specific physical injuries or difficulties, and to help with
rehabilitation after someone has had an injury. It can also help prevent further
muscle or tissue damage.
One of its greatest effects of most massages is that it can make you feel much
better about yourself, more relaxed in your own skin, calm and peaceful.
Massage is the stroking, kneading, warming, rolling and pressing of skin and
There are lots of different kinds of massage, each with broadly different origins and
aims - some focus on soothing muscle pain; others on increasing energy levels;
some aim to improve a specific physical condition; others simply to help you relax.
Massage makes you feel good in lots of ways, and can have a positive effect on
your whole body - your bones, your muscles, your heart, your skin, your breathing,
digestion, and your mental health.
Massage works in various ways:
* It relaxes and refreshes tired or knotted muscles
* It increases blood circulation
* It stimulates deep circulation, both of blood and lymph which helps your body to
heal, and generally work more efficiently
* It encourages your body to produce endorphins - the natural chemicals in your
body that make you feel happy.
|What is a Massage?
A massage is the treatment of superficial parts of the body by
rubbing, stroking, kneading, or slapping. Massages are usually
performed to relieve muscle stiffness, spasms, or cramps and to
relieve anxiety and tension.
Massage may also help improve or protect your memory