13 April 2019

8 Major Benefits of MASSAGE THERAPY

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Benefits of MASSAGE THERAPY

1.Massage increases the circulation in tissues. A great benefit from receiving massage is that it increases the circulation and makes the blood flow with more ease throughout the body.

When the blood flow increases it helps the cells to work more efficiently and it can be beneficial to those suffering from high or low blood pressure. It also releases muscle spasms and stimulates the nervous system or sedates it. Increased circulation pumps more oxygen and nutrients to tissues.

2  .It shortens the recovery period of illness or injury.

A good massage helps the release of endorphins (natural pain killers in body) and also stimulates lymphatic system, boosting body immunity.

4  .It helps relieve muscle tension, stiffness, pain and reduces swelling. Healing process becomes faster and excess formation of scar tissue is reduced.A massage can help your muscles relax and become loose, let go of tension and can also improve your posture.

5  .It increases athletic performance and provides greater joint flexibility.

6.  Massage helps reduce discomforts caused due to stress related conditions like migraine, tension headaches, body pain, tiredness, anxiety, depression, insomnia (sleeplessness)  etc .It helps lower the levels of stress hormones like cortisol .

7  .It improves the ability to handle stressful situations calmly and efficiently. Massage also enhances thinking and creative abilities.

8.  Massage therapy promotes the feeling of wellbeing.

According to ayurveda massaging body daily with ayurvedic herbal oil has innumerable benefits. This process is called as “Abhyanga". In great ayurvedic classic  Ashtanga Hridaya  the benefits of herbal oil massage has been documented as follows.       " Abhyanga aachare nityam sa jara- shrama – vataha | Drushtihi prasada pushtyaahu swapna sutwak daadarya krit ||”

•Aging symptoms appear very late in life.   •Balances Vata and reduces vata related problems

•Skin becomes fresh, soft, glowing and healthy. •Skin becomes resistant to diseases. 

•Sharp eyesight and attractive eyes.

•Body becomes stronger and well nourished.

•The body and mind gets relaxed.

•Undisturbed sleep.

•Increases Libido.

•Rejuvenates the body.

Acharya Charaka indicates foot massage (Padabhyanga) to get rid of cracked feet, dry skin on foot, to relieve tiredness and foot pain. The flexibility of foot increases.




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