Massage therapy works best as the massage therapist discovers the areas of the client’s body that are in need of healing attention. Unfortunately chronic joint and muscle tightness, pain, and tension does not go away overnight even with the most relaxing of experiences. A massage therapy routine capable of delivering the body amazing ongoing health benefits is much more preferable to a random treatment every now and then. Temporary relief is absolutely necessary sometimes and is wonderful on vacations and cruise ships. However ongoing massage treatments focusing on benefiting specific areas of the body is what it takes to achieve lasting results.
What’s in Circulation?
It is a great idea to stand up and move around for five minutes for every hour of sitting during the day. This applies to both work and at home. The body’s metabolism – defined as the combination of all of the body’s cellular life processes – starts to slow down the longer the body is inactive during the day. Hunched over at a desk for long periods of time droops the shoulders forward and places a lot of stress on parts of the back, neck, and shoulders. Postural stress from improper and prolonged sitting often reveals itself as pain and weakness in the lower back and gluteal muscles
Do you have high or low blood pressure or symptoms of heart disease? Perhaps regular massage therapy treatments are capable of helping lower your blood pressure and improving blood circulation. Massaged muscles have much better blood circulation after handling the hard to reach capillaries, veins, and arteries during and after regular treatments.
The Practice of Stress Relief
Yoga and meditation is widely known to reduce stress through positive mental intentions and conscious, controlled breathing. Sometimes a mantra – meaning “mind wave” or sound current is spoken, chanted aloud, or mentally used to connect to a positive affirmation or a spiritual vibration of an established lineage. The continued practice of meditation is what brings the lasting inner peace we need for longer and happier lives. Taking the time for yourself every day to sit, breathe, and relax even for 10 minutes at a time will allow you to become better at relaxing yourself through the challenging situations life throws at us. The more practice at any skill, the better the results.
Self-healing is taking change of your own physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Any wellness program begins with someone declaring they need to focus on meeting important personal goals set out for themselves. Stress can quickly reveal itself and impede your ability to achieve ongoing results with personal wellness goals. Tension through this stress can manifest itself through conditions like Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) where tension and stress can be directed through the mouth and leads to uncomfortable pain. Massage loosens the muscles that have become tight from particular stresses and will greatly reduce the level of the body’s stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol levels produced by the adrenal glands naturally rise and fall through the day, but added stress on the heart such as too much caffeine consumption can cause cortisol to rise to dangerously unhealthy rates. Cortisol builds up in the blood after the body’s fight or flight mechanism is activated – preparing you for a coming stress – but if the body doesn’t actually have anything to fight or flee from, this build up becomes very damaging to the mind and body. Elevated cortisol interferes with learning and memory, decreases bone density, limits proper immune function, increases weight gain, and spikes blood pressure and cholesterol.
Through massage therapy, endorphins, body’s natural opiates, become stimulated in the muscles along with increased production of the happy hormones of the brain – serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. The immediate increase in production of these neurotransmitters through massage therapy treatments promotes the overall feeling of being comfortable in your body and at peace with life.
The Strength of Immunity
Regular physical exercise is a fundamental aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise boosts the body’s metabolism into becoming stronger after adapting to the physical work you are practicing – in the gym or being active like gardening. Knowledge of how to eat quality and potent natural foods with the right nutrition information for your body’s nutrient needs is essential toward boosting the body’s natural defense system to disease.
Vigorous exercise and sports activities can lead to a wide variety of uncomfortable conditions as the years progress. It is always recommended to exercise carefully and focus on building muscle coordination and proper exercise form. Resistance Training – putting a load on the muscle with an exercise – is known to assist bone density and the strength of ligaments, tendons, and joints, but injuries and scar tissue buildup are always possible when the body is being pushed too competitively or irregularly. Massages help muscles release restricted tissues leading to increased joint mobility, better posture, and corrects some muscle imbalances which helps the body’s overall strength and agility.
Regular Massage therapy treatments make the body more resilient to stress and to bacterial infections and diseases by relieving the trauma of injuries and muscular imbalances handled by the central nervous system (CNS) throughout the years. The CNS has to handle all of the stress the body absorbs and maintaining a healthy immune system is essential for every aspect of life.
The Definition of Flexibility
Range of motion at a joint. The simple concept of flexibility. When too heavily exercised, muscles may become tense and difficult to relax which diminishes flexibility over time. Exercise creates micro tears in the muscle fibers that the body then has to build back up by adding protein to the muscle – which is how the body stores protein.
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Over time scar tissue, muscle pulls, and muscle tears need routine massages to help muscles relax and increase that diminished flexibility. This aids in the prevention of injury and promotes normal joint movement patterns. As a massage breaks down scar tissue from previous injuries, the connective tissue in the muscles will strengthen after releasing the buildup of toxins and impurities stored in the fat cells of the body. What better way to access the benefits of massage therapy than right here with experienced Arlington Therapy Licensed Massage Therapists? Use the contact page to get through to us with any questions.