Massage Is Definitely Good For You

Massage Is Definitely Good For YouIt won’t take much to convince most people the benefits of massage and massage therapy. There are two fronts here, massage what people do to one another and massage therapy that is done by a professional.

People are natural masseuses, it’s part of our natural healing process from rubbing our necks and arms and legs to going to a professional parlor or office and getting the works done.

Massage isn’t something that you just up and do without a strategy, you have to have technique. You do it wrong and you can end up causing someone some injury like cramps or bruises.

Athletes will testify to the benefits of massage and their need for such therapy has led a multi billion dollar industry. There are specialists and massage gurus all over the place. There are support merchandise and classes.

Science has examined the field of massage and there are numerous debates regarding clinical data. It shows that massage does allow for rehabilitating the body and that means positive things overall. This opened the door to people going out to learn massage techniques to use at home or as a business.

You’ll find massage therapists at hospitals now and even traveling therapists who make house calls. Some therapists who cater to celebrities make incomes in the seven figure column and these positions are highly coveted.

It’s only when massage therapy gets combined with other philosophies that it gets into trouble. People are always trying to put a new spin on things and that can cause the subject to be chastised. The bottom line though is that whenever massage is practiced by competent people, it works.
It even works on animals. Many veterinarians use massage therapy on animals. It relieves stress and tension as well as have a somewhat healing affect on the body.
Getting trained in massage is relatively easy. You can attend classes that are certified and uncertified or you can watch tutorials on sites like YouTube where massage specialists will walk you through the basics so that you’ll have a good grip, no pun intended, on what massage can do.

If you’re going to get massage therapy, it’s best to read up on it. There’s lots of material on the subject and sometimes a professional is just what you need if you have the money for it. Pros use oils and lotions made of special herbs and spices. Sometimes massages are meant to coax toxins out of the skin and rehabilitate the skin’s flexibility. That is where the pros come in. They’re trained to focus on multiple approaches to massage, each one resulting in a different affect but each in harmony with the others. You get skin rehab and then muscle, joints, tendons to get the body working properly. It relieves stress and lowers blood pressure. Overall, an inside and outside workout kind of therapy that millions will swear by.

So don’t be put off by hearsay regarding massage. It’s an age old tradition that’s been tried and true since the dawn of civilization.

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About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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