Massage therapy is for everyone! All ages, all body types, all conditions can benefit from massage. Massage is beneficial for the prevention of injuries, chronic conditions, those recovering from illness, and general health maintenance.
The techniques of massage therapy are therapeutic and work the muscles and connective tissues of the body.
What are the Benefits of Taking Massage?
The first and most important benefit of massage is that it makes you feel better. This might seem obvious, but it’s worth saying. You can avail the following benefits from massage:
• Massage Your Way To Better Blood Circulation
Massage increases circulation to muscles and organs, which carries away waste products. Finally, massage may stimulate the release of endorphins, which reduce pain. We have known for centuries that massage feels good. Modern scientific studies confirm what the ancients knew: massage increases circulation.
• Massage Reduces Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms are a common problem, particularly in spastic conditions like cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. They are painful and may be difficult to control. When you exercise, the muscles are building new myofibrils faster than they can repair the old ones. The muscles get achy and tight. At first, this is fine; the muscles are getting stronger. But as the muscles get tired, they also get achy and tight.
Massage helps you relax those muscles and it reduces muscle spasms. If you are fighting this health issue, start getting regular massages and you can get rid of it.
• Massage Combats Stress & Anxiety
When we are stressed, our bodies release stress hormones. These hormones can cause all kinds of damage, both physical and mental. Stress hormones also make us more susceptible to disease. Massage therapy can relieve physical stress and lower your levels of stress hormones.
• Massage Accelerates Recovery Time
Muscles need a few hours to be fully functional. Exercise makes your muscles stronger, but it can’t make them faster. A massage speeds up recovery time.
Muscles are a lot like computers. They have circuits of nerves and tendons and muscles. If the circuits get disrupted, they stop working. Massages change how electrical signals pass from one part of the muscle to another.
A massage is not just, “Here’s some lotion.” A massage therapist spends some time figuring out exactly where the pressure causes the most change in how nerves and muscles work. The massage is like a computer program that does millions of calculations.
• Massage Improves Joint Range Of Motion
When we bend our joints, they contract. This contraction causes muscles to pull on bones. These movements are what cause the joint to move. If, however, the joints do not have a good range of motion, the muscles cannot pull the bones apart. Not only does this decrease the range of motion, but it can also cause pain.
Massage therapists are skilled at reducing pain and improving the range of motion.