|Posted by Relax In Nashville Quality Massage &Wellness Studio on August 18, 2012 at 7:40 AM|
Massage is a type of bodywork which involves manipulation of the tissue and muscles to release tension and strain. Many people enjoy massage because it is relaxing and pleasant, but it also has health benefits. Receiving massage at least once a month will result in cumulative health benefits for clients, but an even greater frequency will be much more effective. Ultimately, the decision of how often you receive massage is based on input from your body, your massage therapist, and, in some cases, a doctor.
Receiving massage on a regular basis will help to promote a healthy circulatory system, along with good posture. Massage also releases tension and pain in the muscles, allowing them to move more freely. People who receive massage frequently tend to be more flexible and comfortable in their bodies, since they are maintaining a higher level of general health. Receiving massage can also be good for specific conditions, such as stress, and it may even be recommended by a doctor or a physical therapist.
The benefits of receiving massage vary, depending on the modality being used. Some types of massage are good for a general “feel good” experience, such as Swedish and Lomi Lomi. Others like lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, and deep tissue are targeted to specific issues in the body. Asian modalities such as Thai massage and Shiatsu are also very beneficial.