16 May Benefits of Massage
Massage is a form of treatment that has been passed down from generation to generation through the centuries for thousands of years. It is as old as man himself, because to rub or press an injured part of the body is an instinctive reaction to pain. Today, massage is widely recognised as an important therapy for the treatment of physical and emotional problems.
Many people these days are aware that massage can help reduce their stress levels and give them feeling if relaxation and wellbeing. The medical profession also appreciates the benefits of massage and many nurses and doctors not only recognise the benefits of the therapy but also recommend it to patients. Researchers from Colorado State University show that massage improves protein production in cells, causing muscle to grow faster.
Now let’s have a look at some Psychological effects massage can have on the body:
- Deep relaxation of the mind and body
- Reduces stress
- Reduces anxiety
- Increase in energy levels
- Improves alertness levels
Massage treatments increases the blood circulation, by bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the body cells and systems. Warms the tissues and produces an erythema, stimulates the nerve endings, relieving muscular pain and fatigue, also improves venous and arterial circulation and relieving congestion.