Massage Therapy... More than just relaxing

massage therapist

“You have healing hands.”

 

                                        “I feel like new born.”

 

                                                              “Everything feels so light and relaxed.”

 

 

Nice words a lot of Massage-therapists hear every day after they worked with their clients.

But these are not just thankful phrases after a treatment. These are expressions of personal well being based on scientific facts.

 

A massage is not only a kind of therapy, which relaxes the patient. There are a lot more effects by the touch of a massage-therapist.

 

A well done a massage can

-     increase the blood flow and metabolism of tissue and muscle

-     influences tissue adhesions, which can cause disfunction and pain

-     Lower muscle tones [1]

 

Why many people feel relaxed and less stressed after a massage?

 

Because the treatment decreases the level of stress-hormones and increases for example:

Oxytocin, a hormone, which has the effect of relaxation, decreasing blood pressure and cortisol. It lowers the pain level just as well and can reduce anxiety.[2]

 

Studies also show an effect off supporting the immune system through massages.[3]

 

All these effects can be a great benefit for people in different live situations.

 

It is a worth full therapy-method for people with numerous conditions like pain syndromes, for example arthritis and fibromyalgia, HIV, scar tissues, multiple sclerosis, spasms, hypertension, asthma, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and also for infants with developmental disorders, depression and anxiety disorder.[4]

 

As you can see IT IS amazing what you can reach with “Just” a massage and how much you can change in somebody else's daily life.

 

Be the somebody who can make another persons life easier and more joyful. 

 

[1] B. Reichert et. al. 2015. Massage-Therapy, Stuttgart. Georg Thieme Verlag , p. 27-29.

[2] V. Morhenn et al 2012. Massage Increases Oxytocin and Reduces Adrenocorticotropin Hormone in Humans, ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, VOL. 18, NO.6, p. 11

 

B. Reichert et. al. 2015. Massage-Therapy, Stuttgart. Georg Thieme Verlag , p. 29-32.

[3] B. Reichert et. al. 2015. Massage-Therapy, Stuttgart. Georg Thieme Verlag , p. 32

[4] T. Field 2016. Massage therapy research review, Complement Ther Clin Pract. 24: 19–31