Massage is a powerful tool to help you take charge of your overall health and wellbeing. But what do we mean by ‘massage’ exactly? The type you get from a luxury resort? Well, as nice as that is, it is not something that can be afforded on a regular basis.
Let’s start with what massage is.
Massage is a fairly generic term that is used to describe the pressing, rubbing and manipulating of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most people have a preferred style and a preferred pressure; light touch or deep penetration. There are many different types that can be used to ‘treat’ the body and some of these include:
Deep tissue: This technique involves a slow, and deep application of strokes that target specific areas of the body. It is commonly used for injuries associated with muscle damage and help to repair connective tissue.
Sports massage: Similar to the deep tissue, however it is geared specifically for sports people. Regular sports massages can prevent and treat injuries on athletes.
Swedish: Most of us would be familiar with this style. It is commonly used as a way to just relax and rejuvenate. It is much more gentle and uses long, less forceful strokes. Movements such as kneading, circular, tapping and even vibration can all help relax and energise you and your body.
Trigger point: This type of massage is used to focus on muscles that have suffered from injury or overuse. It relieves the tight muscles fibres that result from exercise and fitness.
Considered an alternative medicine, massage is increasingly popular to address a range of medical conditions and situations. Research shows the many benefits that massage can being including reducing stress, anxiety and tension.
While we are just beginning to understand the full benefits, some studies already indicated that regular massage can help with the following:
But regular massage is used by many to simple enjoy the feeling of caring, comfort and connection. After a rough day at the office, or a frustrating day with the kids, massage is a reliable source to destress and get your mind and body back on track.
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