What is a massage?

 

Massage is the manipulation, either manual or with a modality, of the muscles. Regarded as a healthy practice, massage can be prescribed by chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, and general practitioners as an alternative form of therapy.

How does Massage work?

When a body receives a massage, all body systems benefit from increased circulation:

  • Helps stimulate organs
  • Prompts the release of endorphins
  • Pushes toxins out of the body
  • Enhances skin condition

The muscle manipulations caused by a massage include;

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Relief from pain
  • Improved flexibility

The psychological benefits of massage include:

  • Heightened relaxation
  • Stress reduction
  • Overall sense of wellness
  • Heightened work productivity

Who Benefits from a Massage?

Massage benefits people of all ages and conditions. Certain contraindications do exist, so people who have questions about their health should consult with their physician prior to commencing a massage therapy program.

 

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