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Massage

Massage is the practice of applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response. A form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to aid the process of injury healing, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation. Where massage is used for its physiological, mental, and mechanical benefits, it may be termed “therapeutic massage”.

Benefits of Massage

Injury Rehabilitaion

Over-exertion during training or competing in sport can lead to an increased risk of injury or musclo-skeletal problems. These can range from overworked, tight and sore muscles, strains and mild sprains to muscular pain, both acute and chronic. The deeper, more intense techniques of sports massage can help the body to overcome these problems.

Improved Circulation

Massage dilates blood vessels, which improves circulation and increases blood supply to the body’s muscles. As a result of this, the build-up of of toxins and cellular waste within the muscles is flushed out and nutrients and oxygen, which the body needs to maintain health and repair tissue, are delivered more efficiently.

Pain Reduction

As massage improves circulation and increase blood supply, it will also stimulate the release of endorphins, which acts as the body’s natural pain killer.

Improvement in Posture

Used in conjunction with other practices such as Chiropractic, massage can assist in improving posture. Repeated patterns of daily use of the muscles through poor postural habits can lead to chronic muscle tension. Studies have shown that a well planned series of treatments and corrective exercises will relieve the problems caused by chronic muscle tension.

Improvement in Muscle Tone

Muscle tension and stress can create fatigue in the body. Muscles can become fibrous and ‘stringy’ through overuse or they than can atrophy through lack of use. The use of various massage techniques can start to release this tension and stress, and stimulate the body to return to a more balanced and natural state.

Stress Release

Modern day lifestyles can create more and more psychological stress. This translates into muscle tightness and fatigue, and the resultant aches and pains caused by this make it very hard to relax and unwind. Gentle stretching and more subtle massage techniques can initiate a release of this tension and start the process of relaxation.

Massage is the practice of applying structured or unstructured pressure, tension, motion, or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response. A form of therapy, massage can be applied to parts of the body or successively to the whole body, to aid the process of injury healing, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, and improve circulation. Where massage is used for its physiological, mental, and mechanical benefits, it may be termed “therapeutic massage”.

Benefits of Massage

Injury Rehabilitaion

Over-exertion during training or competing in sport can lead to an increased risk of injury or musclo-skeletal problems. These can range from overworked, tight and sore muscles, strains and mild sprains to muscular pain, both acute and chronic. The deeper, more intense techniques of sports massage can help the body to overcome these problems.

Improved Circulation

Massage dilates blood vessels, which improves circulation and increases blood supply to the body’s muscles. As a result of this, the build-up of of toxins and cellular waste within the muscles is flushed out and nutrients and oxygen, which the body needs to maintain health and repair tissue, are delivered more efficiently.

Pain Reduction

As massage improves circulation and increase blood supply, it will also stimulate the release of endorphins, which acts as the body’s natural pain killer.

Improvement in Posture

Used in conjunction with other practices such as Chiropractic, massage can assist in improving posture. Repeated patterns of daily use of the muscles through poor postural habits can lead to chronic muscle tension. Studies have shown that a well planned series of treatments and corrective exercises will relieve the problems caused by chronic muscle tension.

Improvement in Muscle Tone

Muscle tension and stress can create fatigue in the body. Muscles can become fibrous and ‘stringy’ through overuse or they than can atrophy through lack of use. The use of various massage techniques can start to release this tension and stress, and stimulate the body to return to a more balanced and natural state.

Stress Release

Modern day lifestyles can create more and more psychological stress. This translates into muscle tightness and fatigue, and the resultant aches and pains caused by this make it very hard to relax and unwind. Gentle stretching and more subtle massage techniques can initiate a release of this tension and start the process of relaxation.

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