A massage is the treatment of superficial
parts of the body by using manual rubbing, stroking, kneading or slapping actions.
Massages provide many physiological benefits. This includes improving circulation,
boosting immune function, reducing muscular tension and spasm, and helping the body
rid itself of toxins. In addition, massage helps to release endorphins, our
body's own natural pain relieving agents. Massage helps to correct damaged
muscles, softens hard fibrous muscles, and assists in separating adherent fibers.
Ultimately, this aids in the stabilization of the spine and increases the benefits
of chiropractic adjustments. Therapeutic massage can be an important component
of your health maintenance and wellness plan.
massage is an age-old remedy and health practice that is found in all major civilizations
past and present. From the ancient Greeks and Roman baths to modern day spas
and health clubs, massage has been recognized for its health enhancing effects.
Today the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted
part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial
for many acute and chronic conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches,
arthritis, bursitis, poor circulation, stress, anxiety, and more. Therapeutic
massage helps to break muscle tension through touch. Squeezing, stretching
and kneading release tight muscles and natural endorphins resulting in decreased
pain, decreased heart rate, and an inner sense of calm.