The Benefit of a Massage
Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and psychological purposes and goals. The word comes from a long line of derivatives; the French word “massage” which means ”friction of kneading”, the Arabic word “massa” which means ”to touch, feel or handle”.
Massage can be defined as a systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining health. It has been shown beneficial to reduce stress, enhance blood circulation, decrease pain, promote sleep, reduce swelling, enhance relaxtion, and increase oxygen capacity of the blood. Massage has also been recognized as a nondrug treatment for cancer and postoperative pain.
- Alleviate low-back pain and increase range of motion
- Create body self-awareness
- Improve muscle tone and stimulate their nerve supply
- Improve elasticity of skin and promote skin rejuvenation
- Improve sleep and calm the mind
- Increase endorphin and seratonon production
- Reduce edema, as well as joint inflammation
- Release negative holding patterns from previous injuries
- Stimulate lymph circulation and enhance immunity