Massage therapy is a healing art that encompasses the manipulation of soft tissues, positively affecting and improving health and well-being. There are many styles of massage, including: Bodywork, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Neuromuscular, Esalen (Swedish), Deep Tissue, Circulatory, Sports and Cranial-Sacral.
Most people would agree a massage makes them feel good. But many probably don’t realize exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall health. Do you know massages can improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation! A massage is also good for you in other ways too!
Regular massages can
- Increase the blood’s oxygen capacity by 10-15%
- Help loosen contracted, shortened muscles and stimulate weak, flaccid muscles. This muscle “balancing” can even help posture and promote more efficient movement;
- Speed recovery from exercise-induced fatigue;
- Increase production of gastric juices, saliva and urine;
- Increase excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus, and sodium chloride (salt). This suggests that the metabolic rate increases;
- Balance the nervous system by soothing or stimulating it, depending on which effect is needed;
- Improves function of the oil and sweat glands that lubricate, clean and cool the skin. Though, inflexible skin can become softer and more supple;
- Indirectly or directly stimulating nerves the supply internal organs can dilate the organs’ blood vessels, improving blood supply.
At Rae of Light Massage we listen to you and explore your needs to find the right therapies for your body’s needs today and every day you choose us to give you that perfect massage each and every time. Call us today and set up an appointment to feel the magic of our massages.
Therapeutic massage may not be appropriate for some individuals. It’s always important to consult with your doctor before you receive a massage, especially for those individuals with infectious diseases, certain forms of cancer, skin problems, phlebitis (inflammation of the veins) and cardiac conditions.