What is a Massage?
Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage involves manipulating the body with pressures, motion or vibration done manually.
How Does Massage Work?
Massage works by kneading and stroking muscles to relax them, and uses friction to stimulate soft tissue. This therapy can increase blood and lymph circulation while breaking up scar tissue between muscle fibers.
What Does A Massage Feel Like?
Therapeutic massage and its effects vary with each individual. Clothing is usually removed from the area treated and the patient should be relaxed and comfortable. A lubricating oil or powder is used to reduce friction during the massage.
Massage increases relaxation, decreases anxiety, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps sleeping habits and can increase your concentration. The benefits are endless