We all know massage feels good. Some of us dream of just getting a quick massage to reduce the pain in our lower backs while working or after strenuous exercise. But, the whole idea of getting a massage may be better for us than we think. The Chinese were onto something? Of course they were or we all wouldn’t look forward to the luxury of massage when we are sore or stressed.
Before one can feel good with a massage the tone must be set. You cannot go into a massage and just start the rub down. The mood has to be set in order to be effective because it would not come out as effective as it should be. Before anything, the stage had to be set.
Keep your strokes light, especially at the beginning. While kneading is great for certain types of gangnam, your touch for a sensual massage should usually be much gentler.
Many health problems occur when the normal flow of blood in our vessels is restricted. When the normal flow of blood is restricted, then the heart has problems pumping blood causing not only heart problems but also problems in our internal organs, muscles and even our skin. Blood carries oxygen and without oxygen, different parts of our bodies start to deteriorate.
When massaging, work toward the heart. Veins take the blood toward the heart & the arteries away. Massage helps to stimulate lymphatic flow & assist the elimination of waste products. Massage can also help many ailments; ranging from stress right through to increasing haemoglobin levels. A range of systems are said to be activated simply through the art of touch, which in turn can have a sedative & healing effect on the overall health & well-being of the client. Massage has been said to be found in all cultures and may possibly be the oldest form of healthcare.
Massage invokes a sense of relaxation. 5. Massage awakens the lymphatic system of the body. The lymphatic system is responsible for carrying waste products and massage helps the system to dispose of them better. Many depressed people are using massage as part of their recovery treatment (if they can afford it of course).
Truth: Studies show that massage reduces your heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, makes you more alert and able to work more effectively and reduces stress, anxiety and tension.
The most important tools that you will need in a massage, you already have. As long as you have your hands and you put your heart into the massage, you are sure to have or give the massage of your dreams. But, it does not hurt to have a useful tool close at hand.