One of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy is Massage. By stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body not only can you relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body you can do so much more. Massage also works on the soft tissues (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
A single massage will be enjoyable, the effects of a massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body mechanism, and so help to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension and any resulting structural weakness. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system and reduce fatigue, leaving the receiver with a feeling of revitalized energy. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.
Some Benefits Of Massage:
• Body awareness
• Improves immune system
• Eases muscle tension, stiffness and pain
• Improves breathing
• Improves circulation
• Enhances well-being