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Benefits of Massage


What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? 

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

 Contraindications for performing massages:

  • Skin changes (sclerosis and purulent)
  • Tumors (oncology lymphatic massage)
  • Bleeding, hemorrhage, or the possibility of their occurrence
  • Hemophilia
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular defect
  • Hypertension
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Any inflammation (rheumatoid arthritis during the acute illness)
  • Diseases of surface bacterial, viral and parasitic
  • High body temperature (39 ° C)
  • Ulceration or allergy
  • Infectious diseases
  • Tumor on the skin
  • Abdomen, low back and breasts of pregnant women
  • Acute injury of soft tissues on the joints
  • No heavy stimulation for the places of edema.
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

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