Busy schedules, missed meals, canceled vacation trips? A typical scenario from a busy person. In the world today, it feels like time is always running out. Overworking is the current trend especially in young adults that were chasing their dreams. It is demanding to find spare time to relax and free yourself from the exhausting world. As humans, it’s normal for the body to feel tired and when we feel this, we sleep and rest to energize our worn-out body. When you feel that sleeping and resting isn’t enough to take away the tiredness that you feel, massages is the answer to further relax your physical and mental state.
Massage is the manipulation of soft and deep tissues of the body stimulating effects to the skin, blood vessels, nerves, lymph systems, muscles, and other vital organs. When the nerve ending of the dermis is stimulated they send nerve impulses to the brain and these touch impulses prevent pain impulses from reaching the brain. When these pain impulses are prevented to reach the brain, it reduces the pain and stress feeling making you feel more relax and at ease.
Massage therapy provides a lot of benefits, it relieves stress that promotes relaxation, it improves muscle tension and muscle stiffness, it enhances the blood circulation reducing blood pressure, and the health and nourishment of the skin. Massage is the most convenient yet affordable way to relax your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, it relieves muscle pains from too much physical activity, it enhances the brain to think calmly and properly and it reduces anxiety and improves the mood.
Different types of Massages:
The main purpose of massage is to relax your mind and body but the type of massage to be used differs depending on the age, the target area, and the demand of the client.
If you feel pain, muscle strain, or a minor muscle injury from physical activities, remedial massage is the best therapy you’ll need. Remedial massage aims to assist in rehabilitating damaged muscles and connective tissues and injury management. This type of massage relieves the pain of a particular area in the body. Remedial massage is done in a deep penetration aiming to restore the correct position of the bones by balancing the muscle’s tone, length, and tension which speeds up body healing through improved blood flow. Remedial massage is used to relieve chronic and acute pain in the body.
Can’t think and can’t think properly? Can’t focus because lots of things are bothering your mind? Relaxation massage is a perfect getaway from stress-related problems. It aims to give your mind a break from unnecessary thoughts. Relaxation massage works with soft and gentle pressure which relaxes the muscle by decreasing the stress level while simultaneously increasing temperature the temperature of soft muscle tissues, which triggers the release of the feel-good hormone and reducing the stress hormone. A relaxation massage will help boost your mood, relieves stress, reduces anxiety, and signs of depression. It calms the nerves which improves the mind’s way of thinking. Relaxation massage focuses more on stabilizing your mental and emotional well being rather than the physical. It is the best therapy for a tired and broken soul.
Deep tissue massages:
Deep tissue massage is the type of massage recommended for pain all over the body. It is mainly to treat worn off muscles and connective tissue from overworking and extreme physical activities. It uses a slow deep pressure that targets the inner layer of connective tissues. The stroke promotes increased blood flow for faster healing for damage muscles reducing inflammation and pain. Deep tissue massage differs from remedial massage in terms of the target area, deep tissue is an over-all therapy for the body while remedial massage targets only the area where the pain is present. If you wish to have a whole-body relaxation while recovering from pain discomfort, deep tissue massage is the best option to go for.
Athletes often experience Body pain from training and overuse muscles from extreme physical activity. Sports massage is beneficial for an active person; it works to provide a deep pressure manipulating the soft tissues to enhance the healing process, it stretches tight muscles and stimulates activation of inactive muscles. It mainly targets muscle pain caused by a sports-related injury. Sports massage promotes muscle flexibility and stability that helps to condition the body before going into physical activities to prevent injuries. Sports massage reduces the stress and tension build up in the soft tissues of the body during exercise. Sports massage will bring comfort to your body after an exhausting physical activity.
Pregnancy can be very stressful and causes a lot of body pain and muscle strains from gaining weight. Relaxation is a must during pregnancy as the stress you’ll be experiencing can affect the baby in your womb. Prenatal massage is a therapeutic bodywork that aims to reduce stress and muscle swelling keeping the mother and the baby safe and comfortable. It relaxes the muscles and joints and, improves circulation. A prenatal massage also relieves mental and physical stress. A pregnant woman is advised to have this therapy during the second and third trimester of pregnancy because the first trimester can be very risky that might cause miscarriage. It is important to keep a pregnant woman comfortable, relax, and stress-free because during this stage a woman is prone to emotional stress and a weak body. Prenatal Massage helps to reduce the stress hormone to maintain healthy well-being both for the mother and the baby.
Growing children is always active, running, jumping, walking all day doesn’t seem to bother them During these developmental stages the muscle and connective tissue need a strong foundation for a more flexible and well-built muscle to be able to engage in a lot of physical activities. Children massage enhances sports performance and making them less prone to injury. Children massage relaxes the nerves, enhancing their concentration for a better way of thinking and providing them a better sleep to energize their body, it also eases their stress and anxiety from environmental factors. Children massage is a help in building up support physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Even during busy times, it is always best to look for spare time to relax. Once in a while, you need to indulge yourself in therapeutic massage not only for physical health but also for mental and emotional well-being. Massage is an all-around therapy for yourself. The different types of massage serve the same purpose which is to relax your mind and your body, they only differ in the client’s need. Massage helps improve the blood and lymph flow in the body it enhances the delivery of oxygen to the muscles providing them the nutrients they need to function effectively. Massage reduces nerve compression. When muscles are contracted nerves around them are compressed, when the muscles are relaxed there is no longer nerve compression. Nutrients are transmitted properly and nerves can function normally in transmitting signals and messages to and from the brain which improves the work of muscle and organs. During the massage you find yourself in comfort making your mind cleared from unnecessary things, it detaches you from the stress caused by overwork, anxiety depression, and personal problems. While building up your future and doing the things you want, never forget to always look after yourself, remember that your health is your ultimate health. InBalance Yoga and Wellness will help you relax your mind, your body, and your soul. With an expert therapist, you’ll have an experience that you’ll surely want to try over again, book your appointments at 801-691-1090 or you may email at [email protected] Book your appointment now.