We can all agree that there’s nothing more relaxing after a few months of stressful work or personal obligations than a thorough full-body massage. It’s a feeling that’s hard to explain when you can literally feel the stress being wicked away from your back, shoulders, or legs. Massage Therapy, or also know as the Swedish Massage, is well-known in Irish culture, especially in day spas and amongst women. Though it is very popular, some may find themselves left out in the dark asking why do people get massage therapy?
In very simple terms, it feels fantastic. Technically, massage therapy is the improving of circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to the body tissues, while also helping to remove lactic acid and other waste that has built up in the body. Lactic acid is responsible for pain and stiffness in muscles or joints, and can be brought upon by stress and other factors. Massage therapy can be sought out for a myriad of conditions such as back pain, arthritis, tendinitis, stress, headaches, muscle spasms and strains, circulatory problems, and even post-surgical rehabilitation. The bottom line is that massage therapy can help you recover after a difficult day, week, month, or year of exertion on your body; improving functions, helping clear skin, and improving blood flow.
Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years dating back to the periods of Chinese, Hindus, and Persians; all praised the healing abilities of applying friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, there are more than 250 variations of massage therapies that are all used to attain positive results. Kneading, tapping, vibration, and friction are some of the methods employed to get results, and oils and or other materials might be needed as well. There are a lot of different strategies that are used to combat different ailments, so when considering massage therapy, talk to your therapist about some of the things you’re experiencing and your therapist will be able to take care of it.
The stresses of everyday life can be difficult to handle, and many times these leads to disease and illness after taking care of one’s body become less and less important. Massage therapy is a popular and trusted method to take care of some of those ailments that pop up due to stress, and can be a great way to treat other conditions as well. Talk to a doctor to find out if massage therapy treatment is right for you.
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