The modern man and woman barely find time to relax and sooth the nerves from all the daily stress compilation. The best way such individuals relax is by drinking, clubbing or having fun indoors by playing video games and watching movies.
This are all forms of having fun but should not be regarded as a mode of relaxation because they still involve mental and physical energy which cannot be distinguished much from the actual work.
Relaxation is either rest or sleep. The body massage is a form of rest therapy and is the oldest form of medical therapy practiced by man. It is also a form of healing which has been dated back as far as the time of the Roman domination of the world. The Roman physicians as far back as 150 BC, adopted the body massage to treat injuries and diseases.
An typically example is the Julius Caesar who was said to have adopted the body massage as a daily routine just to be in a mode of relaxation to enable him think clearly and also to treat nerve pain.
Body massage is very popular in Asia. They have used this relaxation technique to relax the body and mind and also relieve stress of the everyday life.
How Does It Work?
Massage is a technique which basically involves muscle,tendon, ligament and skin manipulation at which professional practitioners in the art are well trained on how to treat vital areas of the body so as to give the individual optimum relaxation both physically and mentally.
Apart from just the medical benefits of massage, a lot of people enjoy the soothing feeling of relieve they get when undergoing basic massage.
What Are The Benefits?
Massage is indeed a very powerful stress and strain reliever, it calms an individual slowly and deeply, it relaxes the brain tremendously and releases tight and tensed up muscles, it slows down the heart rate , lowers blood pressure and also stimulates digestion.
Regular massage can help to promote a long , healthy life as indicated by a well known practitioner of Ayurveda , Gita Ramesh. Massage also helps to realign the body into shape, there by increasing a persons stamina and energy.
Massage isn’t meant to replace medical care but should rather be seen as a preventative way to good health rather than curative. Other benefits of a massage are; good blood circulation, reducing pain, anxiety,improving concentration and also ensuring good sleep.
Practicing regular massage is indeed a gift of natural self care discovered by man out of mere curiosity which has turned into a knowledgeable and valuable art that has helped improve the lives of those who practice it.
Social stress, modern day lifestyle, work fatigue all boils down to having a massage for the general well-being of an individual.