Benefits of massage
Massages can give many health benefits. They have helped me when I was feeling tried, had pain, chronic fatigue and could not sleep well. They also help with a whole host of other things including:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
So what types of massages are there? They can vary a lot. I'll just mentioned a few common ones here.
Lymphatic massage. This type of massage is not commonly known, but I have been experiencing the benefits of it for many, many years. This massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.
The lymph system is part of your body's immune system and helps fight infection.
Swedish massage. Most people are familiar with this type of massage. It is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energise you.
Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
There are many others that a specialist massage therapist will tell you about including Hot stones massage, Hot oil massage, Back massage, Facial massage and Trigger point massage.
Benefits of massage.
Studies show that massages can reduce stress, pain and muscle tension.
Apart from the other benefits listed above it can also reduce many illnesses and give you a feeling of wellbeing, caring, comfort and connection. You can find out more from my book Healing M. E. Naturally, that you can purchase on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/198754952X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_EGE7AbGNZD147.
*Risks of massage*
Sometimes massages can leave you feeling tired or a bit sore the next day, but massages should not ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. Most people can benefit from a massage. A massage may not be appropriate if you have:
Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
Burns or healing wounds
Deep vein thrombosis
Other thoughts about massages.
Massages can make you feel great, are a great way to indulge to pamper yourself and they are a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. They can help specific health conditions, help you to relax, sleep better and are a great stress reliever.
Contact me, if you want some more details about how I use massages to improve health.