How massage can promote more than just muscular health
While it may not be possible to remove all the factors in your life that cause it; a stress reducing massage treatment will, in turn, help to promote and support the body’s natural healing mechanism. Massage benefits more than just the body.
The Healing Power of Touch – Massage isn’t an indulgence. It is the gateway to systemic health.
The restorative power of a deep tissue massage is one that cannot be denied. Our physical and emotional pain in the form of depression, anxiety and stress can be reduced with regular massage. All types of pain can impact on our physical and mental wellbeing, as well as our overall quality of life. The soothing physical touch of a massage therapist can boost our immunity, increasing blood flow thus easing inflammation and muscle tightness.
Deep Tissue Massage
Using firm pressure and slow strokes, deep tissue massage treatment reaches deeper layers of muscles. It works by realigning the deeper layers of muscles and can help to ease chronic aches and pains throughout the body. It is used to break down adhesions that can cause pain, impact on motion, cause inflammation and circulation issues.
The massage therapist uses oils and lighter warming strokes before applying direct deep pressure to the body, relaxing the muscles before reaching the deeper muscles.
Systemic effects and benefits
We lead stressful and busy lives. It is a fact that people living with high levels of stress are more likely to experience injury and illness over time.
Stress impacts more than just your mood. It can elevate your heart rate and the stress hormone, cortisol, which in turn can aid weight gain, increase blood pressure and lead to whole other host of health related issues. People experiencing the effects of stress may also suffer with headaches, insomnia, digestive issues and problems with their concentration.
There has been research that shows that regular massage treatment will help to boost your immune system, remove toxins, and increase the blood flow throughout the body. Results also show that with regular massage the vascular function in people who had not exercised had also improved proving that massage is for everybody-regardless of physical fitness and body condition.
By improving muscular balance, the skeletal system is also improved as a result of the muscles keeping the bones in the correct place. Tight muscles will pull bones out of alignment creating poor posture which will then force some muscles to work much harder than others, while some will get weaker over time.
Some massage techniques are used to increase the absorption of certain nutrients and antioxidants by releasing enzymes. As the metabolism increases, the body can flush out toxins, meaning the digestive system will reach its peak performance, reducing uncomfortable bloating, cramping, and constipation.
Massage Therapy boasts a wide range of physiological and psychological benefits. It can promote healing, boost energy and improve wellbeing over all. Speak with one of our dedicated team today to discuss how we can support your journey to health once more.