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The Magic Wand Known As Massage
Author Name: ruthrobinson
Date added: December 30, 2010 02:44:59 AM
Category: Blogs: Health

Massage is the use of pressure and rubbing to manipulate muscle and other related tissue to promote healing, relaxation and overall well-being. Massage engages a number of techniques from gentle rubbing to applying pressure in various points. The targeted tissues these techniques are often meant to adjust include, but are not limited to: muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and to some level even nerves. Massage Therapy can include the use of the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and legs to accomplish these adjustments. There are more than eighty diverse modalities in the field of therapeutic massage. Over recent years, many studies have been done providing positive review of the benefits massage can provide. A massage therapist will involve the customer in designing a course of treatment. Most massage therapists will use a combination of the various massage modalities to target their clients’ specific needs. Some effects of massage on the body include: • Relief from pain and faster healing of musculoskeletal damage caused by regular everyday and more athletic activities are an important factor. • The relaxation effects can lower the heart rate, decrease blood pressure and relieve muscle tension often resulting in fewer headaches and less severe migraines. • Better mental focus, more energy, less anxiety and improved mood are often seen after a session. • Less stress betters our immune system and can lead an improved quality of life. The Customer’s needs in regards to the type of physical therapy, therapeutic massage, massage therapy and bodywork are all taken into account by the therapist. A good licensed massage therapist should have the client complete an intake form and perform a consultation prior to the session. These actions provide the therapist with the knowledge needed to focus on that client’s specific needs. Some people just want an hour to themselves being pampered, others have injuries or aches that need dealt with. It would do no good to treat every client the same as many large chain spas do. Massage’s prevalence can be seen all across the world, massage has become an accepted alternative treatment that increases the benefits of many prescribed mainstream treatments. Specifically talking about the United States, an estimated 114 million people have or do receive regular massage. With something that feels good and is also considered a health benefit, can you blame them? Many people comment that they employ massage therapy because they feel that it helps increase the rate at which musculoskeletal damage heals, reduces aches and pains, sheds anxiety, revitalizes sports injuries, reduces feelings of hostility and despair, and generally boosts mental and physical well-being. Thus, employing massage would be recommended as a highly effective alternative medication that relaxes and heals the body. massage, massage therapy


In the United States alone, an estimated 114 million people have or do receive regular massage. With something that feels good and is also considered a health benefit, can you blame them?

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