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Massage Benefits: Healthy Reasons To Make An Appointment Today

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Intro

A massage therapy has several health benefits. The health benefits of a massage therapy are being delivered in a safe and natural method. Having a massage therapy has no harmful effects. That is why it is becoming more and more popular to many people around the world. Massage therapy has different types and each type can give you some health benefits.

Below is the list of the different types of massage therapy that you can try along with the benefits that you can acquire from these types of massage therapy.

Deep tissue massage

The deep tissue massage is especially designed to relieve the severe tension that your body has. The severe tension in your muscles and tissues can be greatly reduced by the deep tissue massage. The deep tissue massage focuses on the muscles that are located below the surface of your top muscles. Consistent body pain due to rigorous physical activities can be treated by this type of massage therapy. After taking a deep tissue massage, you will surely regain your strength and be able to work efficiently. 

Swedish massage

The Swedish massage is the type of massage therapy that makes use of long and flowing strokes. Petrissage, effleurage, tapotement, shaking and friction are the five fundamental strokes used in Swedish massage. A lot of individuals like the Swedish massage because it is very effective in reducing joint stiffness, pain, osteoarthritis and many other bone-related problems. Also, people who have poor circulation reported that their blood circulation greatly improved after trying the Swedish massage.

Sports massage

Sports massage is a form of Swedish massage. The sports massage is designed for athletes. Athletes prefer sports massage than any other types of massage because sports massage can increase the lymphatic and blood fluid flow, decrease the pain they get from training and increase the capacity of their body motion. The sports massage actually has four types. These types include the pre-event massage, post-even massage, restorative massage and the rehabilitative massage. Each type of sports massage should be received by an athlete depending on a particular situation.

Tantric massage

Tantric massage is the most famous type of massage therapy among couples. Complete relaxation can be gotten by couples after trying the tantric massage. Aside from relieving body stress and pain, tantric massage can also cure some diseases. One of these diseases the premature ejaculation of men. Problems related with fertility and blood circulation can be solved by the tantric massage as well. 

Trigger point massage

The trigger point massage targets the trigger points in our bodies. These trigger points are said to be the hyper-irritable spots in our skeletal muscles that can be associated with the palpable nodules in our muscle fibers. The trigger point massage can treat the muscle spasms that a lot of office workers complain about. Also, the blood circulation can be improved through the trigger point massage. 

Conclusion

Indeed, massage therapy is now seen as a crucial part in curing diseases. In fact, a lot of doctors are now advising their patients to have massage therapy sessions at least once a month. The health benefits of massage therapy are now being revealed to the world. So it is not really surprising to know that many are now going to places offering massage therapy. So get a massage therapy now and gain all its health benefits.

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Taking Care of Your Health and Wellbeing - Massage Therapy

Posted by Kerry Blake
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Massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years, and today you will be able to choose from over 80 different styles and forms of treatment. Each form of massage implements a variety of different movements, techniques and pressures which includes rubbing, pressing and manipulating muscles with the fingers and hands. The 2007 American Massage Therapy Association reported that almost one quarter of American adults attended massage therapy sessions in 2006, perhaps for many different reasons. More people are beginning to realize the great health benefits of a massage, and many of them are using massage to heal injuries, medical conditions and promote overall health. 

Styles of Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage
This is the most common form of massage therapy and it involves long, soft strokes along with rhythmic, light tapping strokes on the top layer of muscles. When combined with joint movement, this treatment will relieve muscle tension, energize the patient and even reduce pain after an injury. Swedish massage therapy implements four main massage techniques, which are effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement.

Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage will give attention to specific, painful areas of your body. The therapist will use slow, deliberate movements while applying pressure on muscle layers, tendons and other deep tissues. This form of massage will relieve chronic pains and tensions while alleviating muscle injuries and back pains. 

Thai Massage
This form of massage implements a variety of different techniques, and the therapist will use their body to move the patient into a number of therapeutic positions. It is great for compressing muscles, improving joint mobilization and applying acupressure. 

Tantric Massage
This popular form of massage uses inner energies to bring patients to higher levels of consciousness. A professional tantric massage therapist uses sensual and light touches to awaken dormant energies throughout the body. A tantric massage will help improve your sense of well being while decreasing symptoms of depression and promoting happiness. This is perhaps the most relaxing form of treatment.


Hot Stone Massage
During this relaxing massage, a therapist will place warm stones on different bodily areas, such as pressure points. The stones are used with a variety of massage techniques, and they can be soothing and relaxing while directing heat deep into the body.

Pregnancy Massage
A pregnancy massage will help women who are experiencing significant bodily changes as a result of pregnancy. It decreases stress levels, swelling in limbs and alleviates muscle pain. The therapist uses therapeutic pillows to make the patient comfortable, and then implements a variety of techniques to provide relief during a time when certain medications may be limited.



Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Back Pains
Many studies have shown the effectiveness of massage therapy for back pains. In fact, a 2003 study discovered that a massage works significantly better than acupuncture or spinal exercises for chronic back pain, and massage reduces the need for prescription drugs by 36%.

Headaches
Massage therapy relaxes the entire body and provides relief from migraines while improving sleep. Studies have proven that massage can reduce the tension of headaches.

Osteoarthritis 
Practitioners have studied the effectiveness of massage on osteoarthritis, and patients experienced a great improvement in control, stiffness and pain after receiving Swedish massage therapy twice a week.

Cancer
While cancer is not curable, massage therapy can help promote relaxation and even reduce side effects from cancer treatment. It can also help reduce depression, pain, swelling and nausea while improving the immune system.

Anxiety
Over 12 twelve studies have shown that massage relieves anxiety and depression symptoms. It can help lower cortisol levels by 50% while increasing the levels of neurotransmitters that diminish depression. A study conducted in 1996 by Shulman, K.R. & Jones, G.E. reported that massage is beneficial to people suffering from depression.

A study conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago also reported that massage therapy improves blood flow and circulation, and massage is a great choice for people who do not exercise regularly. 

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Why you need a physiotherapist?

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Physiotherapy, also referred to as physical therapy, is a treatment method where a physiotherapist (physical therapist) evaluates, diagnoses, as well as treats various illnesses, disorders and disabilities using a mix of stretches, massage as well as various other techniques for pain alleviation. Physiotherapy is usually considered a traditional treatment technique. If you have an injury that you're not able to cope up with all by yourself , you can always visit a physiotherapist, however in these times there are numerous effective products that are available for use, should you have something as simple as a pulled muscle or a stiff back.

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