Some Of The Benefits Of Massage
- Eases tension, stiffness and pain
- Improves Breathing
- Improves Circulation
- Enhances well-being by helping maintain homeostasis
Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy. Performing massage on different areas of the body can relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin; it also works on the soft tissues to improve muscle tone. Although massage largely affects muscles just under the skin, its benefits can also reach the deeper layers of muscle through deep tissue massage. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (immunity), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
A single massage is enjoyable, but the effects of massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body mechanism, and so help to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension and any resulting structural weaknesses. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system â€“ depending upon what is required by the individual and thus help reduce fatigue, leaving the receiver with a feeling of replenished energy. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.