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How MASSAGE effects the body...

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

Take an example from daily living, think about the stress you felt at today’s meeting, or the stress from a long car journey now the stress is hiding in your neck or your lower back, your shoulders are tense. Tomorrow that can turn into stiffness and eventually begins to affect other parts of your body. If you see your massage therapist for your regular massage appointment this week, the chances are good, you won’t reach the tipping point but if you don't and just keep carrying on with your daily activities that stress eventually turns into pain. So, think of massage therapy as a way to rebalance your body and help as a prevented to future pain development.

Whether it be maintaining joint flexibility, managing blood pressure, or enhancing immunity, massage works. From repair to relief and from recovery to relaxation, massage is a wonderful piece of natural medicine you should always have as part of your health and wellbeing routine.

There are many effects that happen when you receive a massage both physical and emotional.

The Physical benefits of a massage can be to help relieve tension and pain in the muscle but there are many more physiological effects that happen when receiving a massage like the:

  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation. Massage helps to improve the circulation of blood in the body and that means an improved supply of nutrients to the individual cells and also improved transport of waste materials from these cells, therefore promoting clearer, softer and healthier skin as the cells become more nourished with nutrients and oxygen.

  • Relieves pain: Research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relieve. It does this by releasing of endorphins which are the bodies feel good hormones. so, conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, back and neck pain and many others can be helped by regular massage because massage relieves pain regardless of cause.

  • Improves lymphatic system. Massage promotes the stimulation of the lymphatic flow, supporting the body’s immunity and natural defence mechanisms.

The Emotional benefits massage can do are reduced anxiety. fear, anticipation and worry which all contribute to the physical reactions of the body's experiences when hit with psychologically charged feelings we have:

  • Improved Moods. The manual manipulations of the body cause serotonin and endorphins to be released into the bloodstream, elevating our moods.

  • Increased Relaxation. Most people find a massage very relaxing. The environment prepared by the massage therapist is typically soothing and calm, often filled with soft calming music and the healing essential oils

  • Promotes Energy. While massage can be very relaxing, the brisk movement of certain massage strokes can energize the client and increase concentration and mental acuity.

Massage can play an important role in a good health-care regimen. Just as you eat healthily, exercise regularly, and take your vitamins to ward off illness and maintain a fit body, you should consider making frequent massage a part of your wellness lifestyle.

As a preventive measure, frequent massage puts you more in tune with your body.

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