Enjoying a relaxing massage is nothing new for mankind. Hunters weary from hard work soothed aching bodies with a relaxing massage for thousands of years.
The relaxing properties of a good massage are indisputable. We all need to loosen tight muscles and tension from work or stress once in a while. However, not all massages are created equal.
Therapeutic massages, for example, have healing properties. Why is not always obvious. All massages work primarily with the lymph system of the body. Manipulating muscles and tissue with pressure loosens accumulated toxins. It washes them into the lymph stream from where the kidneys remove it.
Massage therapies achieve special relief and healing depending on how and where they are applied. Below are the three most common massages:
Deep tissue massage
Relieves stress knots and fixes impaired movements. It is relaxing and calming but not recommended for a first try.
The Swedish Massage
is lighter, less stressful and still relaxing but without the hurt of other methods.
The Sports Massage
You all of heard it this one. It specifically concentrates on the damage sports activities can do to us.
Here are the most common myths to bust:
All massages are equal
No, they are not. The brief outlines above show how different types of massage address specific issues. Spa massages are designed to be relaxing. Therapeutic massages help the body deal with specific medical issues.
A massage has only temporary effects
Wrong. A healing massage supports the revitalization of stressed muscles and resets the muscle memory to a healthy status. Muscles have long-term memory.
Massages work on muscles only
Another baseless myth. Massages move toxins out of muscles. Thus, they reduce swelling and help the body restore balance.
Go have a good massage and feel for yourself.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Cypress, TX today.