THE POWER OF MASSAGE
I remember treating a lady with severe upper back pain few years ago. She had been on pain relievers for more than a year. As she did not ﬁnd any relief, the doctor referred her to massage therapy. As we treated her with massage aiming at trigger point release for ﬁve days, there was considerable relief of pain. As she left the therapy room, she had in her pocket a special gift for me! More than the gift, what made me happy was that she found the healing effect of massage and it changed her life story.
Waiting to get a massage? Absolutely Don't wait till you really need it.
You are well aware of the beneﬁts of massage. Why not enjoy them?
• Reducing the Blood Pressure
• Improving the skin tone and beauty
• Relieving tiredness rejuvenating the body
• Soothing muscle soreness after an exercise
• Giving you a better warm up before Sport activity leading to better performance
• Improving psychological well-being
• And boosting the immune system to reduce infections and illness
These are just a few physiological and psychological effects to be named. Periodic massage Will keep your body and mind relaxed making sure that you do not end up with a medical condition that needs a treatment massage.
After a lot of study, medical science has proved that massage is not only effective in improving the General health of a person, but as also instrumental in improving a variety of medical conditions. Therapeutic massage has been studied for its effects on back, hands neck knees and many other areas. But have you ever wondered how massage proves magical in different health conditions ? How well you know about these conditions which can be treated my massage ? Here is an eye opener.
Let it be healing from an annoying headache or relief of stress from a debilitating disease like cancer and depression, there is a wonder working power in massage. If you ever ﬁnd yourself struggling with pain with these conditions, remember to explore the power of massage. Assured that you will not be disappointed.
This is a condition which I had hands-on experience. The facia, the connective tissue of foot gets tight leading to severe heel pain. Many of those who are affected are unable to place the leg on the ground as a get up from bed at mornings. Massage techniques including kneading (deep tissue massage) when performed regularly has always shown amazing results.
Inﬂammation of extensor muscles of the wrist. This is cost by repetitive actions of the wrist like playing tennis. Along with the rest, for a massage of the elbow, and the point of pain can bring down the inﬂammation.
Neck pain/Back pain
Myofascial release: manual technique for stretching the fascia to release restrictions. Fascia is located between skin and muscle. It can be restricted through injuries stress, weakness, or poor posture.
Trigger points therapy
Application of constant from pressure to the hyper active point which will in turn reduce pain in other parts of the body.
Transfers faction Applied by ﬁngers helps to break down thick pain producing scar tissue
Temporal mandibular Joint pains
By massaging trend muscles headaches due to temporomandibular joint becomes less likely. Jaw pain can also be relieved.
Massages prove to be effective in lymphatic drainage disorders. More efﬁcient functioning leads to removal of waste products and may increase the absorption of excess ﬂuids and reduce swelling in soft tissues.
A deep tissue massage ideal to soothe a sore muscle. This can relax the painful muscles and tendons and take away pain.
Insomnia, Anxiety, stress and digestive disorders
Production of stress hormones decreases in response to massage. The relaxation response also seems to increase the available level of serotonin which is a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts.
This has been shown to reduce the severity of muscle soreness.
Is massage a magic trick? How does it work wonders?
Again the answer is No! Massage is not magic nor a trick. Massage has scientiﬁcally proven methods of action on human body. Massage like exercise releases endorphins which acts a natural pain reliever.
It increases blood supply
Mechanical pressure helps to increase the blood ﬂow by increasing the arteriolar pressure as well as increasing muscle temperature from rubbing.
Increased blood supply to the muscle helps to Carry muscle repairing elements to stiff muscles and thus release the stiffness.
Increases range of motion
With the relaxation of the muscles comes increase range of motion especially in spastic muscle.
Reduces muscle spasm
Skin to skin contact and increased blood supply to the muscles reduces muscle spasm and even set in muscle contractions which are painful.
Result in psychological relaxation response
Changes in para sympathetic activity (as measured by heart rate, Blood pressure and heart rate variables and hormonal levels (as measured by cortisol levels ) following a massage results in relaxation response.
Effect on Neural excitability reducing Pain
Depending on the massage technique the massage he is expected to increase or decrease excitability as measured by the Hoffman reﬂex.
Be careful not to take massage when you are
• Having any skin or joint infections
• Bleeding disorders
• Recent injuries
• Acute inﬂammation
• Active tumours
• Open wounds
• Serious Heart problems
By knowing exactly where to touch and how, the massage therapist can activate the bodies natural systems to provide variety of health beneﬁts. So, why wait? give your body that much needed attention before it is late! It is your right to live your life to its fullest. . !!
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