Monday, 27 May 2013

How helpful is massage?

Massage is a term used for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may boost immunity and can help problems such as premenstrual syndrome, high blood pressure arthritis, reduce heart rate, it can stimulate weak and inactive muscles, improves range of motion, enhances post-operative rehabilitation and increases endorphins. Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function. Massage is a perfect elixir for good health.
Styles used in massage therapy vary from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes and can last can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. The key is to use pressure firm enough to make a temporary indentation in the skin. Massage is not a good idea if you have a fever, infection, osteoporosis and other medical conditions. Discuss your condition with your health care provider before going in for a massage. Massage creates a feeling of well being while reducing anxiety. It creates awareness of body-mind connection, enhances a sense of harmony, and increases energy flow in your body. Massage helps Promotes relaxation and calmness foster a positive attitude reduces stress and brings about peace, helps ward off depression.
Massage is a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being.

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