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Massage and What It Can Do for Your Body

People who have tried having a massage would attest that this activity brings relaxation and cure of stresses and muscles pains that they feel. In fact, a massage forms a part of several physical rehabilitation programs and this had brought relief to many people of all walks of life.

We will present here how anyone who needs healing and relaxation can get solutions through the benefits of having a massage.

Let us give a short description about massage. Massage was used by the Chinese 4,000 years ago, as their healing therapy and as a traditional cure to several conditions at that time. Considered as a hands-on therapy, massage has several techniques, from a gentle stroking to firmer and deeper muscular manual moves.

Massage is said to benefit the whole body in general and specifically influencing the condition of the various systems like musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. Massage considered to have many types with different benefits.

One kind is the aromatherapy massage wherein the essential oils from plants are massaged into the skin in order to promote the healing and relaxing effects.

Next type is the lymphatic massage, being described as a light, rhythmic strokes with the objective of improving the flow of lymph throughout the person’s body.

Focusing the application on the hands and feet is another type of massage called reflexology that uses a specialized technique using thumb and fingers.

Next kind of massage is called shiatsu, described as the gentle pressure of finger and hand application of specific points of the body, thus relieving pain and enhancing flow of energy with the concentration on the body’s energy pathways.

Described as a using different kinds of strokes and pressure techniques, Swedish massage is performed with the aim of enhancing the flow of the blood to the heart, remove waste products from tissues, stretch the ligaments and tendons of the body, and thus give relief to physical and emotional tensions.

Massage treatments are also specialized in some cases and we will give information here briefly.

First specialized massage we will introduce is the craniosacral massage described as a gentle pressure on the head and spine in order to restore the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid and to correct imbalances.

One special massage is myofascial release, that is used to relax and stretch the muscles, fascia and related structures, with the techniques of gentle pressure and body positioning.

Next to describe of a special massage is polarity therapy, which is a kind of energy healing, and is used to stimulate and balance the flow of energy within a person’s body, thus enhancing the health and well-being of the person.

Next special massage we introduce is called rolfing, wherein a kind of pressure is applied to the fascia in order to stretch, lengthen and make the tissue more flexible thereby realigning the body and conserving energy, releasing tension thus making it function better.