Benefits of Massage
Massage is the systematic and scientific manipulation of soft body tissue. It has been used for thousands of years for relaxation and to restore and promote the good health of both mind and body.
Massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints, and reduces mental and physical fatigue.
Massage would be one of the most popular method of treatment for the muscular skeletal system, or simply said .. joint and muscle discomfort.
Massage is a hand on physical therapy where the actual touch itself combines with the massage techniques to achieve a synergistic effect.
Kneading, stroking and rolling of muscles lead to better circulation and force the muscles to relax, allowing the spine to naturally re-align. Massage is also applied to alleviate stress and together with lymphatic drainage can help to relax and de-stress the whole system.
There is something special about massage, and the real personal nature of the treatment which facilitates trust as well as physical benefit is part of that beneficial effect.
Where else can you go to seek effective treatment when you have a pain like, neck or back pain, general muscle pain, or a headache, what about frozen shoulder, calf cramps, etc ... the list of complaints could go on and on.
Can you go to a Doctor? Sure you can, but what would you get in return? Maybe some tests to eliminate some serious diseases? Or an anti-inflammatory or pain killer? Has anyone ever suffered form the lack of pain killers? Most of the time, esp if the test show no apparent problem, you are send home with the typical comment > "nothing wrong with you", just rest or relax.
I ask you, has that helped?
NO, what you need is some real therapy which can make you feel better, and which actually will more often than not, eliminate the cause of the problem.
Now.... how often can you find this, "elimination of a cause of a problem". Unfortunately hardly ever ... but definitely possible with a therapeutic type of massage.
If you have a general muscular discomfort, please see a massage Therapist. If you have a very specific problem, you may consider some specialize massage or physical modality, such as a chiropractor, however a massage is always the place to start treatments, and be assured that your massage practitioner would refer you to someone else if you don't respond to massage treatment alone.
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