Get the Luxury and Health Benefits of a Massage
Having a massage brings relaxation and relief from muscular pains, as attested by people who have been having this activity. In fact, a massage forms a part of several physical rehabilitation programs and this had brought relief to many people of all walks of life.
We will go over here some of the benefits of massage and the help it brings to anyone who needs healing and relaxation.
Allow us to give a brief information about massage. Massage was used by the Chinese 4,000 years ago, as their healing therapy and as a traditional cure to several conditions at that time. Massage has various techniques, generally described as hands-on therapy, consisting of gentle stroking to a firmer and deeper manual techniques.
Massage is said to benefit the whole body in general and specifically influencing the condition of the various systems like musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. Massage considered to have many types with different benefits.
There is the aromatherapy massage that uses essential oils from plants, and then is massaged to the skin, thus giving a healing and relaxing effects.
Described with a light and rhythmic strokes, another kind of massage is the lymphatic massage with the goal to enhance the flow of lymph throughout one’s body.
Another kind of massage is the reflexology using specialized thumb and finger techniques aiming application on the hands and feet.
Shiatsu is another kind of massage wherein gentle pressures of hand and finger are applied to certain points of the body in order to relieve pains of those areas, thus improving the flow of energy of the body’s energy pathways.
Described as a using different kinds of strokes and pressure techniques, Swedish massage is performed with the aim of enhancing the flow of the blood to the heart, remove waste products from tissues, stretch the ligaments and tendons of the body, and thus give relief to physical and emotional tensions.
Massage treatments are also specialized in some cases and we will give information here briefly.
Specifically applied to the head and spine, using gentle pressure, craniosacral massage aims to correct imbalances and restore the fluid in the cerebrospinal area.
One special massage is myofascial release, that is used to relax and stretch the muscles, fascia and related structures, with the techniques of gentle pressure and body positioning.
Another kind of special massage is a form of energy healing, called polarity therapy, that is for the purpose of stimulating and balancing the flow of energy within a person’s body thus promoting health and well-being.
With this next type of special massage called rolfing, pressure is applied to the fascia in order to stretch it, lengthen it and make it more flexible, thus realigning the body in order to conserve energy, release tensions and making it function better.