Physical and Mental Benefits of Massage
Massages have been used therapeutically for ages in many cultures and places around the globe. Various techniques and approaches to massage were developed as a result, but it is generally accepted that massage therapy promotes natural healing processes, relieves people from stress and simply helps us get through the day. We intend to list physical and mental benefits people receive from massage therapy.
Any massage therapy will have positive effect on circulation. In turn, improved circulation makes you feel stronger and more energetic. This is particularly important during the colder days and months of the year where due to inactivity metabolism and circulation slow down. Researchers say massage can help in getting rid of toxins that pile up during winter months which allows blood cells to circulate the body with ease.
In order for oxygen to circulate easily through the body, one needs to breathe deep. When body lacks oxygen circulation, headaches appear and over a long period of time muscle pains and tension aches can develop. After a massage therapy session you naturally feel relieved and breathe deeper and with ease which helps the discharging of negative energy.
Therapeutic massage is no replacement for chiropractor, but it can help the muscles around spine to flex in a way that improves your posture which also helps in breathing and releasing tension.
Improved joint flexibility
If you put a lot of stress on certain joints, either because of work or because of some other physical activity, a massage therapy can help you. Overusing and stressing joints can create long-term problems, but massage helps reduce the tension and promotes joint flexibility. If you’re feeling sore after a particular joint was under massage can mean that you put too much stress on that part of your body and in the next massage you may want to target that area. In combination with some oils some massage therapies can have an even better effect so you may want to discuss that massage deal with your massage therapist.
Improved skin health and tone
There are oils and creams out there which massage therapist use to improve your skin health and tone. By rubbing quality oils into your skin, vitamin E reaches skin cells so they repair better.
Enhances more calm and rational thinking
Massage can put you in a rather relaxed state of mind and it is important to maintain such state of mind in everyday situation. Being calm and collected is a luxury not many of us can afford, but through massage and mediation you can achieve levels of consciousness that lead you to more creative thinking.
Anxiety is felt in key areas of the body (back, neck, shoulders, abdomen, etc.) and when these areas are relieved, you can experience liberating sensation. Fulfills the need for physical human interaction. People have a need to touch other human beings and massage is a perfect way to fulfill that need.