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Massage Technique

Introduction

Massage therapy which is an alternative therapy is systemized and scientific manipulation of muscles for relieving body and muscular aches. The body is considered like a musical organ in massage therapy which tries to fine tune with proper application of pressure and pulls to work coherently.

Massage therapy along with herbal medicines is perhaps oldest and simplest of medical practices. It is has a thousands of years old tradtion and traces its origin in prehistoric times. Today its an important part of the CAM system with sufficient scientific validation and empirical evidences to suggest of its useful application.

Massage therapy Principles

Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy and it also combines science and art. Practitioners learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an important component in the healing relationship.

When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.

Massage therapy methods

Massage is applied either through hand or feet or through machines. Some of the methods are enlisted below.

Types of massage therapy include:

Massage therapy benefits

Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.

Therapeutic massage therapy can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.

Research has proven that massage therapy can: