Massage Is A Real Therapeutic Solution

Massage Is A Real Therapeutic SolutionThroughout all human history, massage has been part of our lives. It’s a natural process that allows for one of us to help another of us relax and perform better. Humans engage in intense work and play habits to the point of exhaustion. Mental stress from dangerous or problematic jobs or personal responsibilities can cause one’s muscles and tendons and ligaments to tense up, knot up, and become an impediment and in some cases a disability. Massage can help in alleviating these problems and for good reason.

The primary benefit of massage is that it causes the body to relax. When the muscles are relaxed less stress is put on the ligaments and tendons as well as the functions of respiratory and cardiovascular. Not to mention easier digestion can occur. When the body’s respiration and cardiovascular systems are working nominally, the rest of the body and mind will be working more optimum as well.

Any athlete, professional or amateur will attest to the benefits of massage. Just about every pro athlete has a personal masseuse who has high accreditation. Masseurs have to go through lots of training and meet certain credentials before being allowed to practice. In some countries more than others. Often doctors take courses in massage as a prerequisite or an elective. In searching for a masseur, it is highly advised to check their credentials. Ask for their credentials and ask around to find satisfied clients.

Make sure your doctor, your primary care physician, knows your intentions regarding getting massages. In most cases, your doctor can actually prescribe massage and your insurance company will pay for it. In that case, you’ll be good to go on a major basis.
Once you go into massage, you may find your masseuse/masseur will recommend seeing other specialists like a chiropractor or dietitian. They should coordinate with your doctor and work out a regimen that benefits one and all.

You should also keep detailed statistics regarding your massage treatments. See how your overall health improves like endurance and strength. Your overall well being should improve as well, especially stress levels. Stress is known as the ‘silent killer’ and science has proven that. Massage helps in alleviating stress and that’s a good thing.

Now, if one really wants to advance regarding massage, one can learn how to do self massage. Humans naturally do so like when you rub your arm or leg or neck to alleviate tension or pain. Massage is a big part of today’s pain management therapies. There are techniques you can learn and apply to yourself. If you really want to get in on the massage fitness end of things, you take a course in it. You might even have your family, friends, and employees to join on on learning massage. It will foster a sense of togetherness as well as have more arm’s reach support should you need a massage or be required to perform.
You can apply massage to just about any area and activity of life, and you can even perform it on animals like pets. They love massage.

So don’t underestimate the value of massage as a therapeutic advantage, it’s all in the hands and mind.

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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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