There’s a whole lot of misconceptions about massage out there. A lot of people see it as an extravagant and unnecessary indulgence reserved for this fancy. But what they don’t know is that getting a full body massage from a professional has so many numerous benefits for the body.
Here are 25 reasons why you need to get a full body massage:
- Relieve stress
- Relieve postoperative pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage low-back pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieve tension headaches
- Sleep better
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce the pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Temper effects of dementia
- Promote relaxation
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Help chronic neck pain
- Lower joint replacement pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease migraine frequency
- Improve the quality of life in hospice care
- Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
Now that you know what you’re missing out by not booking a full body massage session, the next thing you would need to know is the type of massage that is right for you.
Look at 6 Different Types of Massage Therapy:
1. Swedish Massage
This is basically a general feel-good body massage. It is soothing for the nervous systems. With long, relaxing strokes, Swedish massage is wonderful for stress reduction.
2. Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massages are often used for chronic issues. This type of massage usually focuses on certain areas of the body. Deeper, specific massage can be intense but should not be painful.
This technique originated in Japan and is performed with bare feet. With the help of overhead bars for support and pressure control, your therapist uses the pressure of their feet instead of their hands. Ashiatsu elongates muscles and helps to free up your nerves, especially along the spine.
Dedicated solely to the feet, reflexology works with specific acupressure points on your feet and ankles. Reflexology theory states that there is a corresponding point on the feet for every area of your body.
5. Sports Massage
Used pre-, post-, and in-between sporting events, this type of massage is tailored to the specific athlete. Designed to improve performance, prevent injury, and reduce recovery time, sports massage is beneficial for any stage of training.
6. Myofascial Release
Fascia. From foam rolling to Yin Yoga, there are many new therapies that address this connective tissue. Fascia weaves in and around each muscle fiber. It also creates a sheet covering larger sections of muscle tissue and organs.
Getting a Full body massage is great for your physical, emotional and mental health. If you would love to enough a nice, soft and long massage, come to ANAMI. Contact us for more information.