The fact of the matter is that stress is invariably an automatic companion of modern day living. Most medical studies show that stress is one of the top causes of a host of diseases and conditions ranging from hypertension to indigestion. Severe, constant incidence of stress can not only cause disease, it can also speed up the aging process.
Massage therapy is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Because massage therapy is holistic in nature, it can benefit overall wellbeing and also has the capability to tackle specific health issues faced.
For instance, a general relaxation massage, also called a Swedish massage, is done purely for the purpose of relaxation and overall sense of wellbeing. Whereas sports massages and medical massages are designed to tackle specific problems areas.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
In technical terms, massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, and tendons to provide a boost to a persons sense of wellbeing and health. The benefits of massages are not restricted to athletes or people with conditions like lower back pain and arthritis. Rather, massages work marvelously well as a general therapy for fitness, health, and rejuvenation for people of all age groups and health conditions.
Massages have multiple beneficial effects. First and foremost, massages can provide relief for aches and pain. Be it a baby boomer after a day of tennis or a person after a hard days DIY job, nothing quite relieves your body aches like a massage.
Regular massages can help decrease anxiety levels and greatly improve the quality of your sleep. Massage therapy can also help you maintain high energy levels throughout the day and increase concentration levels. For those working long hours or jobs that are physically demanding, massage therapy can help bring down fatigue levels and help rejuvenate you.
Sports massages are massages geared to the needs of athletes. They focus specifically on those parts of the body which get overused in the course of athletic movements. Sports massages are most commonly used to aid athlete recovery after an event, promoting flexibility, improving endurance, reducing fatigue, and reducing the chance of injuries.
The most notable aspect of sport massages is that they are explicitly designed to help to decrease muscle soreness and improve your range of motion.
Medical massages are performed with the specific goal of improving conditions that have been diagnosed by a doctor. These are typically performed in facilities which are accredited for medical massages and in accordance with doctor advice.
July 23rd 2016, written by Benjamin Roussey for bodono.
Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two masters degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelors degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working online: www.infinista.com.