Beneficial Effects of Massage
• Dilates blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion through out the body.
• Increases the number of red blood cells especially in cases of anemia
• Acts as a mechanical cleanser, stimulating lymph circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
• Relaxes the muscles spasm and relieves tension.
• Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscles contraction. Massage thus helps to prevent buildup of harmful fatigue products resulting from strenuous exercises or injury.
• Improves muscles movement and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.
• May have a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of massage treatment given.
• Improves general circulation, increases nutrition of the tissues. It is accompanied or followed by an increased interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells heightening tissue metabolism.
• Increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products of proteins, inorganic phosphorous and salt in normal individuals.
• Improves circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful deposits. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates pain.
• Helps to reduce edema (or swelling) of the extremities.
• Disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain and facilitates movement.
Is Massage Therapy Right For You?
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Hara in Traditional Chinese Medicine is a name for the center of the being or Solar Plexus.
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Massage is not a common part of our contemporary cultural experience. Learning a few simple do's and don'ts will help you get the most from your massage.
• The recipient’s only job is to relax, to relax as completely as possible.
• Hints: for those who have trouble relaxing: breathe deeply and regularly, stressing the exhalation: allow the body and its parts to become very heavy and sink into the table, consciously, letting go of the tense areas.
• Talk is distracting and should be avoided for the best relaxation.
• Feed back is advised for communicating the level of comfort of the pressure being used during the massage, or to request preferences for the areas needing more attention.
• Don’t help the therapist, just relax. Many times the therapist uses body weight to assist with the therapy or stretching. Just receive.
• Do not be afraid of sharing emotions if they surface. Sighs are good for releasing tension.
• Close your eyes. See with your sense of touch. Feel you body both inside and out. Closing one’s eyes in the massage expiries brings one’s center of energy out of the head and into the body.
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