Oh my goodness, this is an excellent article.
I do not believe that either Eastern or Western Medicine is better than the other…both fulfill the needs of care, both have strengths, both have weaknesses, but to ignore one and only consider the other I think is disrespectful, and harmful to all when care and health is at stake. Take a glance
“It has taken me a while to accept that I may not always be able to explain why—but that the care should be for the individual patient, not a population of patients”
Massage has been around for thousands of years, and the benefits of massage are still being discovered. Technique and application of massage can be taylored to the individual and I look forward to walking with my clients to help them acheive their athletic goals, along with helping them heal.
“It means that massage can help pain relief, build muscles and encourage their recovery as well. Not only does massage feel good on the muscle tissues, it actually is good for them. “
“It’s important to note that therapists and research suggest that a massage here and there is nice, but won’t give you the same benefits as a regular massage program. Like exercise itself, your benefits are cumulative, meaning the more regularly you receive a massage, the more you’ll reap their advantages. Think of it as preventative maintenance. “
This is an excellent article…. feel free to read more…
They Mayo Clinic has written a wonderful article that may help you decide if massage is something you should consider adding to your regular health regimen …take a second to check it out!
I really like when they said, ” Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.”
Why not massage? Let’s be honest…Massage feels good, and a lot of what we do everyday does NOT feel good. Most of the things we do are repetitive and over time cause some kind of pain, whether it’s physical pain or emotional pain.
But massage, massage is good. It’s an hour where you get to lay still and someone rubs your muscles to a point where the tension within them feels like it just melts away. And the moment the tension in your muscles feels less, the tensions in your thoughts seem to feel less and there is the feeling of “This is Great!”
But why do we overlook the importance of “Great” feeling? Why do we allow ourselves to get wrapped up in the tension in the first place? I am convinced it’s because we think we can handle it. We think we can do it all and still be “just fine”…but then reality sets in and we find our actions of daily life causing tension that can manifest physically.
Massage can give you that opportunity to reset and start over.
How have you found massage to help you?
Here is nice, simple article on Swedish Massage and some of it’s benefits.