Renewing Your Energy Reserves
When your body is running on empty, massage can help recharge and get you going again so that you may successfully accomplish all you want to.
Release Muscle Tension
Massage can relieve painful muscle tension that can sap your energy dry by using kneading and stretching to loosen muscle ligaments and connective tissue, or using trigger points (pressure applied to known areas that can cause pain). Though a treatment session cannot “cure” you in one visit, it will give your body a break and stimulate the release of endorphins that are known to be the body’s natural pain killer. Also, studies have shown that spaced and frequent treatments could reverse the damage of chronic muscle tension.
Massage may increase circulation by clearing out toxins of stress hormones and other cellular debris, and replacing it with fresh blood and oxygen—the nutrients your body needs to repair itself. A short term increase of oxygen to the brain may reduce mental fatigue, improving your ability to concentrate. As the nutrients are brought in and toxins flushed out, you may find relief from emotional problems as well, such as anxiety and depression, along with a sense of renewed optimism which can last for days.
Massage relieves stress and its attendant headaches, backaches, anxiety, fatigue and sleeplessness. But bodywork is not only a relief to our physical efforts, or to injury and pain caused by accident or stress, it’s also a balancing influence on our lives. We are a nation of educated people who realize our need to keep a healthy body and now we need to be attentive to our need to feel whole and alive.
Massage is not only the answer to the aching back, it can change our lives for the better.
Some of the general benefits of therapeutic massage include the following:
- Relieves stress
- Helps relieve depression
- Can improve your general state of mind
- Can have a sedative or stimulating effect on the nervous system
- Relaxes muscle spasm & relives tension
- Increases circulation
- Reduces Swelling
- Relieves pain
- Soften & stretches scar tissue
Some Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Massage dilates (opens up) blood vessels, improving circulation & relieving congestion
Massage acts as a “mechanical cleanser” pushing along lymph and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris .Massage increases the blood supply and nutrition of the muscle without adding to the load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contractions. It thus helps to remove harmful “fatigue” products resulting from strenuous exercise or injuryIt also increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids & nitrogen and salt in normal individuals. Massage improves the circulation and nutrition of joints.