In times of today where there is plenty of stress and worry for so many responsibilities that you face at work, with children, the studies, economic situation and diseases, we need to dedicate time for us, in any way, and invest in our health in order to avoid counterproductive consequences.
Massage also known as massage therapy has been used throughout time due to the multiple benefits which it offers us, in this article we will talk about the benefits of massage to as well include it within the measures of fight against stress by preventing the negative effects it produces in our body.
Benefits of the massage
It is anti-stress, relieves emotional stress, descontractura and relaxes the muscles, because it increases the circulation of blood, eliminating the accumulated waste products in the bloodstream. At the level of the circulatory system, reduces the heart rate and lowers blood pressure. The person experiences a feeling of calm and tranquility. It decreases pain by improving the circulation of blood, nutrients and oxygen arrive more quickly to areas in need. Reduces the swelling and improves the healing of wounds. The contact of the hand of the specialist with our body gives comfort, it also regulates and eases the tension of the psycho-physical.
Gives greater elasticity to the skin, the skin becomes smooth and soft. In the digestive system to increase gastric secretions, improving stomach and intestinal problems. Strengthens the immune system, to have better and increased circulation of blood in the body, detoxifies and thanks to that it can cope with greater effectiveness to the disease. In reality the whole body is benefited by a good massage performed by a specialist, let us remember the importance of using a competent person to prevent pain and further discomfort because of using a bad technique.
The importance of force and intensity
Another thing to keep in mind is that the therapist must gradually increase the force or pressure of massage as the patient permits, should never perform massage sudden and with great force. A muscle needs time to loosen up or relax, an excessive pressure can cause then more pain and inflammation.
The places that usually require the services of the massage are the neck, back and waist. The Stress and the nerves affecting generally the neck and back, while the waist is seen mostly affected by bad movements or by loading weights inadequate.