Let’s Talk About Massage – Part 2

Let’s Talk About Massage – Part 2

Benefits of Massage

Benefits of Massage
Benefits of Massage

 

Hi Guys, Mike here!  Welcome to part two of my little (very little) mini-series Let’s Talk About Massage.  In this post I’m going to go over the many benefits of massage therapy, and trust me, there are many…. some might even surprise you!

 

Let’s recap the different types of massage that we discussed in Part 1 (Types of Massage):

  • Deep massage.This massage technique targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue and is used most commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
  • Swedish massage.A gentler form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
  • Sports massage.This is style of massage is geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent (pre-event) or treat injuries (post-event).
  • Trigger point massage.This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
  • Prenatal Massage. Prenatal massage can be used to relieve many of the normal discomforts that arise during pregnancy such as backaches, leg cramps or edema (swelling).

 

There are so many benefits that massage therapy brings to the human body.  That’s part of the reason I love doing what I do…it helps people, relieves their pain and improves their overall sense of well-being.  Now for the good stuff.  Let’s list these out!

 

  • Relaxes and softens injured, tired and overused muscles.
  • Releases endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural pain killer.
  • Enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system.
  • Increases joint flexibility.
  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into the tissues and vital organs, improving circulation and lowering the heart rate.
  • Lowers the blood pressure.
  • Reduces pain associated with migraines.
  • Lessens symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Improves peace of mind and sense of well-being.
  • Improves sleep quality.
  • Helps to manage lower back pain.
  • Enhance exercise and athletic performance.
  • Decreases stress in cancer patients.
  • Relieves post-operative pain.
  • Helps with fibromyalgia pain.
  • Increases range of motion.
  • Can decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain.
  • Promotes relaxation by reducing stress.
  • Helps with chronic neck pain.
  • Produces feelings of comfort, caring and personal connection.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain

Now that we have listed out some of the many benefits of massage therapy, let’s toss aside those thoughts that it is simply a feel-good way to pamper yourself.  Massage can be a powerful tool when added to your arsenal of self-care, helping you take charge of your overall health and well-being.  Take the opportunity to do something for yourself or a loved one and book a massage today!  That’s all for now.  Until next time, I wish your health, happiness, love and massage….and remember!  Everybody needs to be kneaded.

 

~~Mike~~

 

 

 

 

 

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