May 22, 2017 admin

Why Massage?

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The Best Benefits of Getting a Regular Therapeutic Body Massage
Aside from the fact that a whole body massage feels great because of its relaxing effects, it also energizes the body and gives it a whole new glow. Furthermore, a restful massage may be of great relief to an aching back and joints after a whole days work in the office. But, a matter of fact is that people love and enjoy its relaxing effects.
However, there may be more to body massages than what have been mentioned above. Based on some studies, having a regular massage helps the body maintain its optimal function. In addition to this, it keeps people not just physically but emotionally uplifted as well. Massage is said to be therapeutic in the sense that it promotes health in a lot of different ways.
Here are some of the wonders of massage that we most probably do not know about:
1. Fibromyalgia is characterized by moderate to severe muscle pain, muscle tenderness and muscle fatigue and this condition considered to be a chronic condition. Fibromyalgia is worsened by lack of sleep and exposure to extreme stress. The Fibromyalgia Massage has been developed with particular pressure point targets and the amount of pressure needed to promote sleep and relaxation to relieve muscle stiffness and spasms.
2. Mood improvement is another benefit that regular massages can offer because its relaxing effects can help relieve anxiety and treat depression. This is based on the study conducted by the Miami School of Medicine. Having a therapeutic massage is said to lower cortisol (stress hormone) levels in the circulating blood and on the contrary, it increases dopamine and serotonin levels (feel-good hormones).
3. Massage is an effective relief of different types of headaches of different intensities and severity. Millions and millions of people all over the world suffer from migraine headaches. Just like muscle pains, headaches are aggravated by stress and lack of sleep. There have been studies conducted subjecting people suffering from chronic migraine headaches to different treatments including massage. Those who were treated with massage have fewer symptoms because they had a better quality of sleep.
4. Treatment of Hypertension is one of the best health benefits of having a regular massage. The truth is, regular massage can even prevent people from having strokes. The journal Biological Research for Nursing stated in their study that people who underwent at least 10 minutes of massage have lowered their blood pressures significantly than those who just chose regular relaxation.
5. For those who are suffering from the pains of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a regular massage may be the answer to the excruciating pain. In this type of condition, the median nerve connecting the forearm to the hand is pinched or twisted which causes numbness, pain, tingling sensation and burning pain making it absolutely difficult to form a fist or to grip things. According to people with carpal tunnel syndrome who had a regular massage, their pains became less and their grip has greatly improved; this is stated in the Journal of Bodywork Movement.
Having a regular massage could truly help alleviate pain, improve muscle tone and promote psychological health, however, regular treatments and medications prescribed by physicians should still be followed.

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