What are the Benefit of Massage?

What are the Benefit of Massage?

Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session.

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages.  While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked.  Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.

Here are just a few benefit of Massage Therapy:

  • Relieving tension and relaxing tight, sore muscles
  • Improving skin and muscle tone
  • Encouraging better circulation
  • Awareness of body and breathing to improve posture
  • Relieving stiff joints
  • Promoting relaxation, thus reducing the effects of stress and anxiety
  • Inducing a deeper sleep
  • Aiding digestion
  • Increasing energy by invigorating all the body systems therefore reducing fatigue

Any surprises for you?  Had you connected digestion and Massage Therapy before?

Stress and our busy lifestyles, which often don’t give us chance to sit down and take our time over a meal, can lead to a whole range of digestive troubles and disorders. Add to that the fact that we often eat junk food, take-outs and wash it all down with a huge quantity of caffeine, and you’ve got a recipe for a digestive disaster!

So, how can massage help our digestive disorders?

Constipation – Constipation is no fun, and it can lead to bloating, headaches, skin problems and bad breath, as well as pain and discomfort. Massage can aid and improve digestion by stimulating peristalsis, the wave-like muscle contractions which move the food we have eaten through our digestive tract. This stimulation of natural peristalsis helps our digestive system to function efficiently and prevents us from becoming constipated.
Digestive enzymes – Digestive enzymes help us to break down the food that we eat so that our bodies can absorb and use essential nutrients. Massage encourages the body to release these enzymes, thus helping digestion and our overall health.

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common digestive disorder which is characterized by abdominal bloating, cramps and either constipation or diarrhea.  massage therapy, which relieves stress and promotes a feeling of well-being, can be beneficial in improving symptoms. Massaging the affected area can also stimulate peristalsis, help remove blockages in the digestive tract and reduce bloating, gas and cramps.

Stress-related disorders – General massage lowers our stress levels by causing the release of endorphins, the body’s “feel-good” chemicals, and abdominal massage can relieve indigestion, abdominal pain and bloating. Back massage is also great for indigestion and gas.

Detox – Back massage and abdominal massage can assist with detoxification, when used with a detox program. The massage will have a cleansing effect on the digestive system by helping it to eliminate waste and toxins quickly and efficiently.

Massage offers us a drug-free, natural way of treating digestive disorders, but how do you do it? Give me a call and find out.

 

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