Massage: Everything you Need to Know

 Massage has been known for its many benefits since ancient times. The first therapeutic body massages date back to around 5,000 years ago. 

Nowadays, massage is becoming increasingly popular as people turn to it for relaxation, healing, and overall well-being.

Thus, we will explore its properties in more depth below.

How does massage help? 

Massage is beneficial for all people, regardless of age and gender, in a variety of ways which will be listed below.

Reduces stress and anxiety

When people get a massage, they're overcome by a feeling of peace and relaxation. There is no doubt that the human body is thought to have two nervous systems: one, the parasympathetic nervous system, is focused on daily functions that lead to rest and relaxation. Therefore, it is believed that receiving a massage increases parasympathetic activity, resulting in a reduction of anxiety and stress.

Stress and tension, after all, cause the body to produce high levels of cortisol, which can contribute to weight gain, insomnia, digestive problems, and headaches. The benefits of massage include reducing cortisol levels in the body and providing well-being. 

Improves Sleep Quality

As previously mentioned, massage can lower cortisol levels. Nonetheless, it can also raise your serotonin and dopamine levels, two neurotransmitters that have been found to stabilize your mood and allow you to sleep better in combination with total relaxation. Massage has shown to be extremely beneficial for people who suffer from insomnia, whether it is general or associated with menopause or heart problems.

Reduces pain

The benefits of massage include pain reduction, especially in the neck, back, headaches, muscles, and sports injuries. Relief is mostly temporary, but that does not negate how important it is. 

The best way to take advantage of massage's beneficial properties is to opt for a sixty-minute massage and try to see your therapist regularly. However, please consult your doctor before choosing the type of massage that will be most beneficial for you if you have a health problem.

Helps with bowel disorders

If you are suffering from problems with your digestive tract (from stress or after surgery), consider getting a good abdominal massage.

Reduces toxins

By stimulating your body's soft tissues, toxins can be released through your blood and lymphatic system.

Improves blood circulation

The blood flow begins to improve after the massage. The massage and the way pressure is applied to different parts of the body cause this effect. When this pressure is combined with massages that take place at specific points, it improves blood circulation, decongests the body, and removes lactic acid from the muscles. The result is that blood pressure is lowered, and the body functions more efficiently.

Reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia

Muscle and joint pain, as well as fatigue, are common symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic disease caused by muscle and joint pain. Regular massage sessions can decrease these symptoms.

Relieves cancer pain

Cancer patients use massage to reduce the pain caused either by their condition or their treatment, thereby achieving increased relaxation and improved quality of life. Discuss any action you take carefully with your treating physician before you take it and follow his instructions carefully.

Improves the function of the immune system

What is the effect of massage on the immune system? Several studies show that regular massage sessions increase the number of white blood cells in your body, which helps fight viruses.

Source: https://www.livescience.com/34910-massage-benefits-immune-system-100908.html

Contributes to muscle relaxation

During massage therapy, the goal is to relieve tense muscles, increase flexibility, and relax the afflicted muscles, as well as the entire body. Also, massage facilitates the circulation of blood to injured muscles, thereby providing more oxygen to them. The result is a reduction in muscle stiffness and swelling, an increase in flexibility, and a reduction in pain.

Pro-tip

After your massage, drink plenty of water! Water helps the body eliminate toxins and this will help the massage to work wonders.

A few things to keep in mind before booking a massage

Avoid eating or drinking immediately before the massage

You should avoid food and liquids before your treatment because lying down and putting pressure on your body may cause discomfort if your stomach is full.

Make sure to only seek massage services from a professional

It is important to ensure that there is no injury to the body by relying on only a certified professional to apply pressure and rub different parts, such as the back, neck, and legs.

The importance of proper hygiene

The massage requires the patient to wear the minimum clothes. To prevent skin infections, the place he will be, the bed that he will lie on, and the towel that will cover his body must be clean. At our place, you do not have to worry about anything like that, as sterilization and cleanliness are top priorities.

Before undergoing a massage, talk to your doctor if you suffer from a health condition

If you have a health problem, do not neglect to consult your personal physician as well as massage therapists, before deciding which method is right for you.

Avoid coffee immediately after the massage

Massage helps the muscles to relax - coffee, however, has the opposite effect. So, drink water or tea after your session.

The massage is aimed at whom?

Everyone can benefit from massage. Improving one's health and well-being should not be seen as a luxury for the privileged few. As much as possible, you should become inseparable from it and take advantage of all its benefits.

What type of massage is best for me?

In case you aren't certain what type of massage is right for you, our staff will be more than happy to assist you in selecting the right one. 

 

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