Every day, we come face to face with a different set of problems and challenges that grind our gears and eat up our strength. Many of us who have desk jobs, physical work, or jobs that include a lot of traveling run out of juice at the end of the day and don’t even have the mood or will for a little recreation. And then we have to do it all over again with every new day. Every day stress can affect the physical and mental health of a person, which not only affects productivity but could also cause a person to fall into depression. Removal of mental and physical stress is very important if you wish to be happy in life. Massage therapy can help with the removal of stress from your system and renew you with energy to take on life.
A history of traditional massage
Massage has been known to human-kind since the first twinkles of civilization and the discovery of disease. Egyptian paintings on tombs and walls of pyramids show that massage was a part of their treatment and they had good knowledge about human reflexes. Ancient Chinese civilizations were also good at massage therapy and physiotherapy. A book called "The yellow emperor’s classic book of internal medicine" was published around 1949 and is based on the ancient text discovered in China that show the methods of treatment of serious ailments with the use of massage therapy, acupuncture and herbology. Most massage therapists in the west use the Japanese shiatsu massage therapy or the Swedish strokes therapy.
Interesting facts about massage therapy you didn’t know
Massage therapy includes touch and you probably didn’t know that our skin has approximately 5 million touch receptors, 3000 of them on just one of our finger tips! The touch from massage therapy has many scientific benefits and plays a major role in the relaxation process. Any kind of healthy touch on the skin reduces heart rate and lowers the blood pressure, which helps in stress relief.
Julius Caesar, the famed Roman military general, suffered from epilepsy and used to have regular massage sessions to treat his ailment.
The first time massage therapy was offered as a medical service was at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to the athletes and other sports persons to relieve tightened muscles, also known as muscle knots.
A 60-minute massage therapy session has the same benefits as 8 hours of undisturbed sleep. This helps your body release tension from the muscles and repair the tissues of your body.
Massaging your ears with gentle strokes on the outer ear and gently pulling your earlobe everyday strengthen your immune system.
Massage therapy is helping cancer patients relieve pain
Cancer treatment is trillion dollar industry with researches always going on for new ways to reduce the pain and side-effects that are by-products of treatments like chemotherapy and highly potent medication. Oncology massage therapy is helping patients get rid of the pain that is a side-effect as a result of chemotherapy and its radiation. Massage therapy ends the fatigue, anxiety, depression and effects of surgery on the lymphatic nodes of the body. Oncology massage therapy is helping patients recover faster and pain free.
The holistic therapy of massage can help you have a healthy and happy life. Relieve your body of pain and make your mind and body more efficient. Release your weakly stress in an hour and get back the exhausted energy. Contact InHome physical therapy and massage and free yourself of the daily crunch.