Massage is the process of stimulating your central nervous system by the simple power of touch. In this procedure, there is movement and kneading of your muscles and tissues. This helps to relieve stress.
Any tightness in the muscles is relaxed and there is a lot of flexibility that the body gains because of this manual procedure. The central nervous system and circulatory system are stimulated and make you energetic.
There are several techniques in massage therapy. There are eastern, western and a blend of east and west techniques to choose from. Each of them is popular and has a host of benefits to offer.
Acupressure is a technique where pressure is applied to certain specific points in the body. Finger pressure applied at these core points relieves nausea, migraine headaches, and even depression.
Aromatherapy as the name suggests is the use of various essential oils for massage. This relieves stress and truly uplifts your spirit. Indian head massage uses essential pills to massage the head and neck area to relieve stress and provide relief from headache and sinus related problems.
It also improves concentration. Reflexology is a therapy that concentrates on the foot. This massage will address all nerves of the body and provide overall stress relief and relief from hormonal disorders.
Massage stimulates the nervous system and cardiovascular system. It also has an effect on the skin and the lymphatic system. It tones muscles, improves joint flexibility.
It improves circulations and therefore helps in elimination of toxins from the body. It strengthens the immune system, reduces blood pressure, and has an overall relaxing effect on the body.
It is important to choose the right type of massage for your body type and ailments that need to be addressed. You may opt for a Swedish massage, a deep tissue massage, or a massage with hot stones.
Massage is only complementary to but not an alternative to medical treatment. Choose a massage therapist who is licensed. Also, make sure you inform him/her about any allergies to oils or products used for massage.
Massage during pregnancy must be done under the hands of an able and trained therapist. Massage is thus a great way to find relief from ailments and invigorate you.