Massage therapy is widely recognised as integrative medicine. When you are not getting relief from other traditional treatments, your doctor, chiropractor, or physical instructor might recommend that you receive a therapeutic massage. This may be needed to complement other treatments that you already receive to treat a particular area of your body.
During a therapeutic massage, your blood flow is increased. This encourages the nervous system to release chemicals such as endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin (the Love hormone) and dopamine. Releasing these chemicals into the bloodstream increases the production of positive hormones that boost your well-being.
The history of Deep Tissue Massage allows us to understand the importance of how the ancient healing practice evolved across time and developed into the respected, evidence-based health profession it is today.
Aromatherapy massage is a treatment using massage oil or lotion that contains essential plant oils. During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin. The overall purpose of aromatherapy is meant to improve your physical and mental well-being and add harmony to the session.
In today’s modern living we often need to rush from one chore to the next and because of this, it is easy to undo the benefits of a good massage treatment. Here are some tips to help that post-massage feeling last as long as possible:
Modern living can be filled with challenges, keeping a large majority of people locked in a constant state of emotional stress. People can suffer from numerous emotions on a daily basis ranging from fear, anger, death and financial woes, just to mention a few. Good stress like birthdays, marriage and childbirth have a similar effect on your body and muscles.
A commonly asked question: “What is the difference between a regular massage and a deep tissue massage?” While there are some similarities, the differences are: the technique, the pressure, the areas of focus and the intended use.
Deep tissue massage works on stressed, overworked muscles and connective tissue to ease your chronic joint and muscle pain. This technique is also used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It targets the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues, promoting faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
When muscles are stressed or injured, trigger or pressure points are formed. They might show up as sharp, intense spasms, or as a dull generalised ache. Trigger points can also restrict blood flow or obstruct nerve signals and may also cause a shortening of the muscle fibers. Either way, they can be really painful.
Your stress could be caused by the death of a loved one, getting married, divorce or moving to a new home. Other reasons may be the loss of a job, financial obligations or illness.