Massage is rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, elbows and sometimes feet with the aim of relieving tension or pain.
Our daily activities cause us discomfort and pain leading to stress. Other stress factors include work schedule, daily chores, sedentary lifestyle and lack of routine exercise.
There are different types of massage. Some include Swedish, Pregnancy, Heated stone, Shiatsu, Reiki, Myofascial, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point therapy.
Massage can be useful as part of a health program in preventive care and can be highly beneficial in certain conditions such as anxiety, depression, asthma, emphysema, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, body pain, dislocations, fibromyalgia and headaches.
It Can Help Lower Blood Pressure – Regular massage therapy sessions have been found to reduce blood pressure levels.
It Can Help Strengthen the Body’s Immune System – When stress is combined with sleep disturbances and poor nutrition, the impact is directed at the body’s immune system. Its ability to naturally protect itself against infections, pathogens, and bacteria is greatly reduced.
The benefits of regular massage therapy from professional therapists are tremendous. It could be for relaxation or for actual medical need. Whatever the purpose, massage is essential for total human wellbeing.
Ensure that you are getting your massage from a trained and certified massage therapist.