The Benefits of massage:
Improve mental clarity Take the stress out of your life Improve your fitness and energy Get restful sleep Relieve pain Relaxation and your Future Health
Improve mental clarity
The scientific research supporting the benefits of massage is well documented. Massaging the soft tissues of the body increases blood flow. This allows oxygen from the blood to be taken up more readily by the brain cells, improving mental clarity. Massage also increases nervous system efficiency, promoting greater efficiency in the brain.
Take the stress out of your life
Stress is the Number One cause of illness and disease. Many things in life cause stress:
There are environmental stressors such as:
- toxins from crop sprays, factory emissions, car exhaust fumes, tobacco smoke, etc.
- bacteria and viruses
- the changing weather conditions
- radiation from electronic equipment
Then there are physical stressors like:
- vigorous exercise
- trauma from injury or repetitive strain
Emotional stressors also have a large part to play.
- fear, anxiety, anger, etc.
- increased pace of life.
The common thread is that stressors cause physical tension, which can be totally lifted through relaxation massage.
Improve your fitness and energy
Regular sports massage and deep tissue therapy can help stretch and loosen tight muscles, improve the flow of fluids in the body and stimulate the reflexes of the nervous system. This leads to greater efficiency in many body functions. As a consequence the cells produce more useful energy and this allows for a higher level of fitness to develop. This is one reason so many top athletes include daily massage as part of their training schedule.
Get restful sleep
A one-hour relaxation massage session can often result in the client falling asleep on the massage table. The client may also experience many nights of restful sleep following the treatment. Now this is particularly good news for anyone who suffers from sleep disruption. Many clients benefit from massage in this way because, once the muscles are relaxed and pain is reduced, the efficiency of body functions is restored and sleep, being an essential part of the body’s restoration process, is stabilised.
What is pain? Pain is an effect caused by neurological stimulation in the brain and felt as a sensation in the body. The presence of pain or discomfort can be caused by a number of factors:
- fluid retention
- tight or strained muscles
- overused muscles
- pinched nerves
- a build up of toxins in the body.
The accumulation of toxins in the body presents itself on a physical level in various forms. It can appear as nodules in the fascia of the muscle or muscle fibres. The build up of toxins in the cells contributes to the restriction of the function of the cells. The body is made up of trillions of cells that have specific roles to play in the optimum well being of the body so it is necessary to keep cells toxin free. Therapeutic Massage is useful in helping to eliminate toxins from the body. Drinking plenty of water following the massage is also helpful to this process.
Massage may also aid in reducing fluid retention, loosening tight muscles, releasing pinched nerves and hastening recovery from injury or heavy training.
Relaxation and your Future Health
Relaxation is the result of improving mental clarity, eliminating stress, improving fitness and energy and alleviating pain. However, the exciting part is that not only could you look and feel healthier, but also, because you are in a relaxed state, the risk of suffering from illness in the future is greatly reduced.
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