Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them. ... Touching the skin or applying pressure relaxes muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
ORIENTAL FOOT MASSAGE
The foot is considered a second heart of the human body in Chinese traditional medicine. There are over 60 reflexology points on the bottom of our feet. Massaging those areas can help promote blood circulation, relieve tension and pain, help boost metabolism, support immune health, improve sleep and overall health. Our foot massages also include hot stones for extra muscle relaxation and relief.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
Stress has a lot to do with the tension you feel in your shoulders; it can also affect your heart and your blood pressure. Working out muscle tension during a massage makes chronic pain, as well as acute or short-term stress, much easier to let go.
That bad posture can quickly become a bad habit – massage loosens muscles and joints to reinforce the body's natural movements.
Muscle tension constricts your circulation – massage helps release those chronically tense and tightened muscles to increase blood flow and help flush toxins out of your body.