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Friday, 24 August 2012

Massage Therapy

Thinking of getting a massage? But not sure what it entails. Here is the low down on what massage therapy is all about.

Massage is a treatment that uses different kinds of physical contact to relax, revive and heal the body. Massage Therapists use a variety of gliding, kneading and cross-fiber friction strokes to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being.

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. 

Physical Benefits:
·         It stimulates deep circulation, both of blood and lymph.
·         It relaxes and refreshes tired or knotted muscles.
·         It encourages your body to produce endorphins.
·         Reduces blood pressure.
·         Strengthens the immune system.
·         Firms the skin.
·         Improves posture.
·         Eliminates the waste products of nutrition and fatigue.

Mental Health Benefits:
·         Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation.
·         Settles the emotion.
·         Reduces levels of anxiety.
·         Alleviates depression.
·         Improves connection to inner self.
·         Enhances attentiveness.
·         Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.
·         Creates body awareness.
·         Fulfils the need for touch and communication.
·         Leads to a positive state of mind and spiritual awareness.

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