massage therapy and its benefits
Massage refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or moveable pressure ,vibration, rocking, friction, kneeding, and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body such as the forearms or elbows.
Massage dates back thousands of years.References to massage appear in writings from ancient china, Japan,India,Arabic nations,Egypt ,Greece and rome.Massage became widely used in Europe during the Renaissance.
A soothing massage can help you unwind but that's not all,
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related .And perhaps nothing ages us faster than high stress .massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
.Enhanced sleep quality
massage can also be beneficial to all the conditions below
.alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
.assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers.
.Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the body's natural defence system.
.Ease medication dependence
.Exercise and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles.
.Help athletes of any level prepare for and recover from, strenuous workouts.
.increase joint flexibility.
.Reduce spasms and cramping.
.promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
.Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles.
.Release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
.Relieve migraine pain.
.Improve the condition of the body's largest organ-the skin.
.Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
.assist in weight loss.