Massage Therapy Benefits
RELAXATION: When people think of massage, they often think of something to get at the spa to relax and treat oneself. While having some time to relax and wind down is great, massage is so much more than that.
HEALING: The power of healing energy is often underestimated. When we go through traumatic events such as car accidents, injuries, or even emotional events, our bodies remember these events because of something we have called Cellular Memory. Cellular Memory is basically an “energetic” snap shot that our cells take when an emotional event has impacted us. Nothing is ever truly forgotten in our bodies. Massage can address issues that have been in the body for years; not just on an energetic level, but also on a physical, mental, and emotional level.
EMOTIONAL: Emotions play a strong and powerful role in our bodies. People that suffer from anxiety or depression who receive regular massages often feel that their mood and behaviors improve a great deal. When people take the time to listen to their bodies and address what it needs, it can take them a long way in the healing process. When your body has aches and pains it’s telling you, “Hey, pay attention. Something is wrong. Take care of this!” Massage can even replace the need for chemical drugs, which put a strain on the kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. There are many different types of massage. Sessions can be tailored to meet the individual’s needs.
Most massage is based on the Swedish Massage, which concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues. Some of the benefits of Swedish Massage are improved circulation, relaxation, pain-relief, and overall good health maintenance. This is also referred to as a Relaxation Massage.
Therapeutic Massage and Swedish massage can go hand in hand, but differs from a Relaxation Massage because it addresses specific areas of the body. For example, if someone had an issue moving their shoulder, they should request a therapeutic massage instead of relaxation massage in that area. These two modalities can be combined in a single session.
Deep Tissue Massage works deep into the tissue layers. This is different than a massage with a lot of pressure. Getting deep into tissue layers helps break up adhesions, release chronic aches and pains, and helps to separate the tissue layers which improves movement.
Reflexology, also similar to acupressure, is specifically done on the hands and feet. There is a mapping on hands and feet that directly correlates with other points on the body. Reflexology has several benefits, including easing allergies, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, bowel disorders, insomnia, knee, back, and leg problems, PMS/ hormone problems, stress, thyroid imbalances, and many more issues.
Aromatherapy is a type of therapy that uses essential oils. Essential oils can be used all over the body in a normal massage session, or they can be used in specific areas. Essential oils are derived from plants, herbs, flowers, and roots. When these oils are combined with bodywork it can significantly enrich your massage experience. Aromatherapy aids in increased blood and lymphatic circulation when paired with massage. It can help balance the hormone production in the endocrine system, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, and aid in peaceful sleep.
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