+ Increases circulation;
+ Enhances the immune system;
+ Promotes nervous system functioning;
+ Reduces blood pressure;
+ Relieves pain and muscle tension;
+ Improves mood, intellectual reasoning and job performance;
+ Positive effect on conditions such as: fibromyalgia, arthritis,
diabetes and migraine headaches.
Many athletes also use massage therapy to keep their bodies in peak conditions. The bodies benefits of massage are numerous
One of the main benefits of combining sauna with massage lies in the fact that when muscles are warm they become softer and in turn become more responsive to treatment. In addition relaxing in the sauna prior helps you to relax more during the massage. Relaxation combined with warm muscles will allow the massage therapist to work deeper muscles with out pain or excessive pressure; causing a more beneficial massage.
The over all goal of a Swedish Massage is to push the flow towards your heart. To accomplish this, the massage therapist will use long, smooth strokes rubbing in the same direction for the flow of blood returning it to the heart on the areas of the body that are being massaged. This style of massage shoud be smooth and relaxing, it is perfect for beginners.
A deep tissue massage, as its name says focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It is beneficial for many physical problems such as: sports injure, chronic pain, and extensive scare tissue. There is a miss conception with deep tissue massage, many believe it is suppose to be painful, but the phrase “no pain, no gain” does not apply to massages. In fact many people fall into a deeper state of relaxation when they receive a deep tissue massage. This style is better for the experienced spa-goer.
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