Massage is the soft tissue manipulation in the body. Massage techniques are often used with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet or equipment. Massage is usually intended to treat body stress or pain.
Massage therapy is manual soft body tissue manipulation (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to improve the health and well – being of a particular person. There are multitudes of types of massage therapy (also called modalities) which are available.
This form of treatment involves practical techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep and promote relaxation throughout the body and many other benefits.
People use massage for a variety of health-related purposes, including pain relief, sports injury rehabilitation, stress reduction, relaxation, anxiety and depression, and general well – being. Massage releases toxins from your system in a number of ways.
Massage causes the release of chemicals into the body that removes toxins from your muscles. This helps to release toxins and other health benefits through the lymphatic system.
Studies of the benefits of massage show that it reduces stress, pain and muscle tension effectively. Although more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have also found that massage can help: Myofascial pain syndrome. Stresses or injuries of soft tissue.
The aim of massage is to relax the tissue, increase blood and oxygen flow and reduce pain.