A lot of people who have a massage say afterwards, “I feel wonderful!” But has your therapist ever explained to you what they are doing any why you might be feeling so wonderful following that massage? Well to begin with, depending on the techniques used, massage can relax tight muscles and in general just has a bit of a sedating effect.
But why is that such a beneficial thing, and how does it help improve our bodies function? Do you ever wonder what actually happens when your muscles are too tight?
A good analogy of tight muscles is to think about what happens when you stand on a garden hose or bend that hose so there is a “kink” in it. Now try turning on the tap….What happens? Sometimes absolutely no water comes out but mostly you’ll see only a small trickle of water coming from the end of that hose!!
Now think in terms of muscles…If your muscles are super tight they have a high likelihood of pressing on nerves, other muscles, on blood vessels, lymphatic vessels.
You turn on the tap, and what happens? A little trickle of water comes out the end of the hose! That’s similar to what happens in the body. If the muscles are tight they can squeeze or restrict blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerves. This compression or squeezing will not only change the functioning of your body but can cause a lot of pain and soreness.
A massage that is completely customized to your specific needs will not only relax the muscles but will help the body to function in the ways that it is meant to:
1) Improved circulation
2) Lymphatic drainage massage will help to increase lymph flow. With an increase of lymph flow immune function is increased
3) Massage reportedly calms the nervous system resulting lowered anxiety. it is reported that people who get frequent massages report a reduction in things like chronic pain.
4) Massage has also been shown to decrease beta wave activity in the brain while increasing delta and alpha wave activity in the brain. Decreased beta wave activity promotes relaxation, while increased delta and alpha waves contribute to relaxation and more restful sleep.
There are so many benefits of getting regular massage …. all of which allows the body to function up to its potential!
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At Custom Bodies Fitness and Massage, our therapists are experienced and specialize in sport massage, deep tissue and therapeutic massage, geriatric massage, MVA massage, couples massage, corporate wellness massage programs and events, sporting events, charity events and so much more. Reach out to us with any of your questions or book online.