Benefits of body massage
To intensify the effects, it is advisable to apply heat before the massage, in order to increase the circulation of blood in the muscles.
In today’s times where stress and worry abound because of the many responsibilities that we face at work, with children, studies, economic situation and diseases, we need to dedicate time for ourselves in some way and invest in our health to avoid consequences Counterproductive.
The massage or also called Masotherapy has been used over time for the multiple benefits it offers us, in this article we will talk about the benefits of massage to include it within the measures to fight against stress preventing the negative effects it produces in our body.
Benefits of massages
It is anti stress, relieves emotional stress, relaxes and relaxes muscles, as it increases blood circulation, eliminating the waste products accumulated in the bloodstream. At the level of the circulatory system, it reduces the heart rate and lowers blood pressure. The person experiences a sense of calm and tranquility.
Reduces pain, by improving blood circulation nutrients and oxygen reach the neediest areas more quickly. Reduces inflammation and improves wound healing. The contact of the specialist’s hand with our body gives comfort, also regulates and relieves psycho-physical tension.
It gives greater elasticity to the skin, it becomes smooth and smooth. In the digestive system gastric secretions increase, improving stomach and intestinal problems. It strengthens the immune system, because there is better and more blood circulation in the body, it detoxifies and thus can cope with diseases more effectively.
What areas of the body require more massages?
Actually the whole body is benefited by a good massage done by a specialist, remember the importance of resorting to a trained person to avoid further pain and discomfort because of using a bad technique.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the therapist must increase the pressure or force of the massage as the patient allows it, you should never carry out massages and forceful. A contracted muscle needs time to relax or relax, excessive pressure can cause further pain and inflammation.
The places that usually require massages are the neck, back and waist area. Stress and nerves generally affect the neck and back, while the waist is most affected by bad movements, or by loading inappropriate weights.
In what cases should we avoid massages?
Febrile states, recent trauma, broken muscles, unhealed wounds, infectious diseases, advanced varicose veins, infectious skin diseases, among others. Always comment to the therapist in case of suffering from an illness to know if we are able to receive a massage.
How to start a good massage session?
In principle the place should be quiet, and set for the situation. The person requesting a massage needs a lot of peace of mind. It would be good to talk to the therapist about our tastes, if we like a soft music, some special aroma, the light above all must be dim, and the atmosphere air-conditioned.
Applying heat prior to the session helps increase blood circulation in muscles by intensifying the effects of massage. It can be done through an infrared lamp, which would be a medium used by a physiotherapist, this heat is applied over a period of 10 to 15 minutes.
The heat produced must be pleasant for the duration of the application. All people are different, some can tolerate more heat than others, white skin are less resistant and more prone to burns. Attention to these recommendations to avoid unpleasant moments. Then the session is started smoothly and slowly to fully enjoy the benefits that massage offers us.
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