We just wrote a new page on our website about the benefits of massage therapy. We wanted to expand on this with some of the following thoughts:
Massage therapy has been used for generations, & throughout many cultures around the world. Although different types of massage techniques are designed to target specific areas, dysfunctions, and promote natural healing processes, there are some distinctive benefits that can be received from regular massage.
A good massage will promote deeper breathing. Deep breathing is very important to the overall oxygen circulation throughout the blood. Low amounts of oxygen can cause headaches & muscle pain.
Massage can help you stand up straight. Yes, massage can help your posture. Having better posture can also help you breather better. When your body can breathe better, you improve your skin tone and the overall health of your skin because skin cells are revitalized. As you grow older, you become less flexible and thus are more prone to injury. A good massage by one of our Orlando massage therapists can improve joint flexibility and reduce the overall stress placed upon those joints. A massage relaxes the body and mind. It helps you calm down from the daily stress of every day life. Massage can encourage this state of mind by relaxing the entire body. Reduce your anxiety and relax your muscles by getting a massage that increases self-awareness.
It is important that you take the time to reconnect with your own body. In times of a “go, go, go” lifestyle and attitude, one’s body is often overlooked and its maintenance often postponed. You need to work on leading a long and healthy life, promote your own mental fitness and increase your peace of mind.
Now step away from your computer, take a deep breath and relax.
The body's organs and muscles benefits greatly from massage. It increases circulation and stimulates the cells for better function. Massage moves toxins and help mobilize hormones. Healthy organs and muscles mean good function, metabolism and energy! Shiatsu Acupressure, Tui Na, Reflexology or Acustim therapy can accomplish these goals effectively and safely. Like an automobile, our body requires these tune ups for improved performance and reliability. Listen to your body. It will be a lot easier to address the problem sooner than later. Enjoying your age and your life begins with good health.
Have you ever gotten a massage from a therapist, came out feeling amazing, and wanting more a few days later? If so, you have probably thought about a massage chair at one point or another. You'd think that you're getting the same thing, right? This is entirely true. A massage from a massage chair can be relaxing, and feel good if you have the right chair, but there are no real therapeutic benefits to opting for a chair as opposed to a massage therapist.
There a lot of target regions that you may want addressed when getting a massage, it's easy to tell a massage therapist exactly where to focus on, with a chair, this is nearly impossible. Massage chairs have gained popularity over the past few years as an affordable alternative to going to see a therapist. A good portion of what makes a massage stress relieving for you is the intimate interaction with another human. It's this feeling of acceptance, and intimacy that keeps clients coming back to the same therapist again and again. Ask anyone who owns a massage chair how often they used it after the first week. There is a good chance that the appeal of it wore off after they realized that a massage isn't just prodding and rubbing on your back.
The position a client is in also has a lot to do with the satisfaction rate of the massage. In a massage chair you are sitting upright. In this position it's relatively easy to massage the neck and back, but it gets much harder to adequately massage other areas such as the legs, feet, and glutes. When the experience from a massage chair, and that of a masseuse are compared, the differences are immeasurable. An Orlando massage therapy session will go a long ways in improving your health and stress level.
Wendell has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from Iligan Medical Center College and a diploma in Massage Therapy from Southeast Institute of Oriental Medicine. He obtained the Excellence Award for Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage and has a private practice in Clermont, Florida.