Massage stimulates the circulatory system, removes toxins and is a great way to relax.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is the oldest form of physical medicine known to man and can be traced back to the early Chinese medical manuscripts around 400BC. Massage was advocated by Hippocrates who was born in the fifth century and was known as ‘the father of medicine’. Today, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing forces in the field of health care.
How does Massage Therapy work?
Massage works through the various body systems in one of two ways, a mechanical action and a reflex action. A mechanical action is created by moving the muscles and soft tissues of the body using pressure and stretching movement, thereby cleansing them of acids and deposits. This breaks up fibrous tissue and loosens stiff joints. A reflex is created when treatment of one part of the body affects another part of the body.
Benefits of Massage
Massage can improve circulation and aid digestion and has been known to help insomniacs and migraine sufferers. A general feeling of well being will usually result and the most important effect is the degree of relaxation experienced after a massage.