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Massage is one activity that has been tried by many people, and they can say that this brought cure of their muscular pains and relaxation afterwards. In fact, a massage forms a part of several physical rehabilitation programs and this had brought relief to many people of all walks of life.

We will go over here some of the benefits of massage and the help it brings to anyone who needs healing and relaxation.

Let us briefly give a background about massage. Massage was used by the Chinese 4,000 years ago, as their healing therapy and as a traditional cure to several conditions at that time. Massage has various techniques, generally described as hands-on therapy, consisting of gentle stroking to a firmer and deeper manual techniques.

The benefits of massage are said to influence the condition of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems, and thus affecting the body as a whole. Massage has said to have various kinds with different benefits.

First type to mention is the aromatherapy massage that promotes healing and relaxation with the use of the essential oils from plants by massaging it to the skin.

Described with a light and rhythmic strokes, another kind of massage is the lymphatic massage with the goal to enhance the flow of lymph throughout one’s body.

Focusing the application on the hands and feet is another type of massage called reflexology that uses a specialized technique using thumb and fingers.

Shiatsu is another kind of massage wherein gentle pressures of hand and finger are applied to certain points of the body in order to relieve pains of those areas, thus improving the flow of energy of the body’s energy pathways.

Another kind of massage is Swedish massage described as variation of strokes and pressure techniques with the objective of enhancing the flow of the blood to the heart, removal of waste products from the tissues, stretching ligaments and tendons, and consequently easing tensions of both physical and emotion.

Other massage treatments are meant for more specialized purpose which we will describe here.

Specifically applied to the head and spine, using gentle pressure, craniosacral massage aims to correct imbalances and restore the fluid in the cerebrospinal area.

Another specialized massage is the myofascial release, described as a gentle pressure and body positioning with the goal of relaxing and stretching the muscles, fascia and related structures of the body.

With the objective of promoting health and well-being, another special massage called polarity therapy, is a form of energy healing that enhances the flow of energy within the body.

Next special massage we introduce is called rolfing, wherein a kind of pressure is applied to the fascia in order to stretch, lengthen and make the tissue more flexible thereby realigning the body and conserving energy, releasing tension thus making it function better.

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