Massage therapy is perhaps one of traditional therapies used for healing ailments in Ancient Greece, China, India and Egypt. It’s is a hands-on process of manipulating the soft tissues, focusing primarily on the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues. It has a therapeutic effect on one’s body while promoting improved health and well-being.
This treatment enhancing circulation by helping to bring oxygen and nutrients to tissues. It’s beneficial in several other areas, including increasing flexibility, relaxation, reduction of stress and muscle tension, improvement in joint mobility, assisting in the clearing of lactic acid and other wastes, and reducing pain and stiffness in joints and muscles. Be it momentary relaxation or relief from chronic pain, massage therapy helps to enhance overall physical as well as emotional well-being. There are various types of massages based on the method used and the intensity of the pressure applied – myotherapy, remedial, therapeutic, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, baby massage, reflexology, shiatsu and sports massage. Consider massage therapy if you suffer from any of the following ailments:
- Lower back pain
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Injuries to the soft tissue
- High blood pressure