The Benefits of Massage

By Jennifer

Massage has been a part of a healthy fitness regiment for centuries.  It improves general health because it is treats every part of the being including the physical body, the mind and the psyche. Aside from physically encouraging muscles to relax, massage also relieves stress, tension and anxiety.

People trying to stick to a fitness plan can feel quite unwell for many reasons.  Sometimes it means quitting a bad habit that can make them feels tense and toxic. Sometimes people get very sore from walking or exercising. If you are on a fast toxins can build up and make you feel even sicker.

Massage can help cleanse your body tissues. It improves blood flow which helps increase the rate at which poisons are carried out of the body. The result is that you experience a speedier repair of damaged tissues.  More blood flow to damaged parts of the body can also mean  faster recovery after exercise. This allows you to exercise more often simply because you will not be as affected by exertion. People who were only able to exercise twice a week might now be able to do it three or four times a week because they are better able to recover.

Massage can also promote better digestion.  This is especially true if the lower back and stomach are being massaged. It helps break down fats and toxins in the intestinal tract so that they can be eliminated faster.

One amazing benefit of massage is the raising of self-esteem. Getting a massage increases your awareness and respect for your own body which in turn has significant health benefits.

Sex definitely has health benefits and massage can bring partners that have been emotionally or physically distant closer together. It also increases the level of trust between two people as the bond is primarily sensual and not overtly sexual.

Massage is just as relaxing for the giver of the massage as it is the receiver.  That is because giving the massage can be soothing to the practitioner.  If you take a course in massage you can also train your partner how to give you one so that you have a mutually satisfying relationship.

Massage does not require any expensive equipment or training. You can have a loved one massage you. There are also many books and videos that can teach you how to do it properly.  There is nothing like a good massage to heighten one’s sense of well-being. Massage techniques of all kinds can be done on children too!