The first association with the word “massage” is relaxation.
However, that is not the only effect of massage.
Massage has been practiced as a therapeutic tool for thousands of years. Data on massage date back to ancient China, Japan, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, Greece and Rome.
The truth is that massage relaxes. It has a beneficial effect on insomnia, fibromyalgia (sensitivity and muscle stiffness), multiple sclerosis, anxiety, relieves pain, promotes postoperative recovery, improves immunity.
With the help of massage, the whole body relaxes, from the airways to the digestive system. Massage has a beneficial effect on stress, and has a beneficial effect on the beauty of the skin, which it vitalizes and strengthens.
But massage can also stretch the compressed connective tissue that connects muscles, bones and organs. It can also encourage the release of fluid from the joints, reduce swelling and facilitate mobility in humans. It is generally known that massage helps to improve blood circulation, which carries nutrients and helps to reject waste from the body.
There are over 80 different types of massages, which differ in:
1. Massage techniques
2. Press of the masseur
4. The rhythm of the massage
5. Massage speeds
As a precaution, we should go for a massage twice a month, and a massage can reduce the number of days spent on sick leave. Did you know that a 60-minute massage replaces 7-8 hours of sleep?
If you have never been to a massage and you think that you will not be able to last 60 minutes, then opt for a partial massage. In a partial massage, you treat only the part of the body that you want, and in which you feel discomfort or pain.
You can choose
- back massage, which relaxes and has a beneficial effect on the entire nervous system.
- foot massage, which increases the blood supply to the legs, prevents varicose veins and relieves muscle tension.
- hand massage, which has a relaxing effect on the back of the head and shoulders.
- neck massage, which relieves pain in the upper back and back of the head, and facial massage, which removes anxiety, headaches and exhaustion and causes a feeling of serenity and comfort.
According to an American study, massage, especially in combination with exercise, can benefit patients with subacute pain, as well as those with chronic, nonspecific lower back pain. Scientists claim that the pain relief associated with massage most likely involves the same mechanisms that are activated by anti-inflammatory drugs.