What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a manipulation of the living tissues of the body: muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. It is carried out by a qualified person. It makes it possible to treat or relieve a person’s pain by manual maneuvers combined with ointments or oils. Therapeutic massage is the result of an amalgam of traditional and current techniques. In the end, this practice aims for muscular and mental relaxation with a view to overall health.
Why get a massage?
To become aware of bodily tensions
Daily life brings its share of tensions which, in the long term, generate discomfort. A multitude of factors contribute to creating this stiffness: stress, anxiety, fatigue, poor posture, poorly executed movements, etc. By becoming aware of painful body points, it is then easier to take action to act at the source of the problem. Massage therapy therefore makes it possible to work in prevention by identifying the causes of tension and by giving ways to modify behavior.
To promote self-healing
Massage therapy is an option to consider for the relief of daily ailments since it helps to reduce pain without the use of medication. It can also be used in combination with other treatments as part of an overall health plan.
Concretely, what are the advantages of therapeutic massage?
People who have regular massage therapy treatments experience a wide variety of tangible health benefits.
Here are some examples :
- Reduce stress – Regular massage therapy treatments reduce general anxiety. Thus, they promote peace of mind, improve thinking ability and creativity. This means that therapeutic massage has a positive effect on peace of mind on a daily basis.
- Relieve movement-related injuries – Massage therapy relaxes and softens injured, tired and excess muscles, ligaments. This practice reduces pain and swelling in targeted areas. It is particularly beneficial to athletes who experience discomfort during exercise.
- Reduce musculoskeletal pain – People with back or neck discomfort often use massage therapy treatments to relieve their pain. This allows them to improve their ranges of motion and overall posture. The improvements are also notable in terms of muscle tension, rigidity and migraines. By alleviating musculoskeletal suffering, therapeutic massage increases the quality of life.
- Reduce depression – Massage therapy improves well-being by stimulating the release of endorphins (natural painkillers and mood lifters) and reducing the levels of certain stress hormones.
In short, massage therapy is not a cure, but a way to help the body to relax.
At Zencas, we help you relieve current pain and prevent discomfort. We determine with you the causes of your discomfort by analyzing your postures at work, at school or during your activities. Then, we suggest exercises to strengthen and stretch your muscles in order to work in prevention. Your comfort is our mission!
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