Massage therapy is not a soul science of our pop culture, rather a five-thousand-year-old discovery.
The Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese scriptures claim messages to have a cure for various problems – mentally and physically. They state how a massage can prove aid for arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, and gout among many others.
Over the years, many countries have developed their methods for massaging. These have come under the various types of massages including Balinese, Reflexology, Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, Lymphatic, Hot Stone, Abhyangam, and Uzichill.
A masseuse works at relieving your body of stress and increasing blood flow to the body. Massage therapy involves the use of hands, fingers, elbows, and even feet and forearms sometimes. They engage in pressing, rubbing, and use various motions to manipulate skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments and release toxins.
The body produces responses of two kinds which are relaxation and mechanical in nature. It happens because of the slowing down of the heart rate as well as the breathing rate. The reactions in the body during a massage reduce stress hence increasing the production of serotonin in the body that makes you feel happy and light.
Massage therapy improves blood circulation all over the body, and more oxygen is supplied to your skin, muscles, and tendons. It detoxifies you and reduces swelling in the muscles.
It leaves your skin feeling fresh and clearer. It is also scientifically recommended for those who have neurological pain. Massages activate the nervous system in the body to help release feel-good hormones!
Though all of us lead a busy, working life where we do not have the luxury of time to get a massage, it is highly advisable to book yourself a spa day as often as you can to escape your mental and physical aches.