What is massage?
Massage dates back to about 2000 BC. There are many references to massage which appear in ancient writings from China, Japan, India, Egypt, Greece. The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques and the type of massage given usually depends on the person’s needs and physical condition. The many techniques that I use in my sessions vary from person to person. I could use just one technique for the whole session or I could use more than one in the same session. It depends on what is going on in the client’s body when they come in. (See my web page on massage and the different techniques I use.)
Massage therapists work on muscle, soft tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints, and pressure points. They also might work on the nervous system, the lymphatic system, the fascial system and other body systems depending on the need of the individual at the time. In all forms of massage, the therapist works with their hands, forearms and their elbows to manipulate the body’s soft tissue. Massage strokes can vary from light to firm and deep depending on what the client needs.
Why would a person want to have a massage?
Most people are stressed these days. Stress can cause serious consequences in people’s lives. Taking care of one’s self is very important. One of the ways to de-stress and relax is by having a full body, relaxation massage. The massage will calm the person and put harmony and balance back into the body. (see my blog on Stress 101)
Massage is wonderful for people who need better range of motion and flexibility in their muscles. By using certain techniques in the massage session range of motion can be restored.
People will benefit from a massage if they have upper or lower back pain, arthritis, tendonitis, headaches and migraines, muscle spasms, strains, circulatory and respiratory problems, post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation. The list goes on and on for ailments people might be experiencing in their bodies.
Massage has many healing benefits. It will increase circulation by bringing oxygen and nutrients to the body. It will soothe anxiety and depression. Massage enhances the immune system and gets down to the cellular level in the body.
As you can see, massage is wonderful and has many wonderful benefits, as well. If you want to feel healthy, be healthy, and look healthy, then try massage. You will be glad you had the experience!!! I guarantee it!!
To receive some wonderful healing benefits, schedule a massage with Mary, just call me at 616-456-5033 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Mary