I think the most common reply when we feel exhausted is “I need a massage”, as if the massager could “take away with his hands” in a miraculous way, all the pains, worries and problems. Yet it’s true. The need for massage is fully justified by the benefits that its action may have on our body.
Massage is recommended in case of: anxiety, arthritis, back pain, constipation, depression, headaches, hypertension, insomnia. Massage reduces muscle tension, it improves circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system, reduce stress hormone levels, it improves the mobility of joints and improves skin tonus.
Depending on the techniques used and the therapeutic purpose massage can be: classical, reflex, neuromuscular, shiatsu, acupressure, polar or sport.
[singlepic id=641 h=210 float=left]A special technique is a massage with hot stones that has the effect of accelerating blood circulation and cell metabolism, being recommended for stress, anxiety, insomnia, back problems, muscle pain, circulatory problems, osteoarthritis and arthritis.
The most famous massage for women is anti-cellulite massage, performed locally on the areas affected by the appearance of “orange peel” (hips, buttocks, legs, abdomen). This type of massage stimulates the skin’s elasticity and suppleness. I recommend using coffee creams for this massage, and be careful, sometimes it can be really painful.
Reflex therapy consists in massaging hands and feet. The principle is that in your hands and feet you have nerves that are connected to your organs. Reflexology treats: digestive problems, menstrual disorders, chronic fatigue, muscle pain, skin inflammation, unlocks the renal route, regulates endocrine functions.
So, far from being a fad, the massage brings comfort into our lives so we won’t need to use medication!