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How to Support Healing Through Massage and Body Movement

07 November, 2021

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Massage and body movement are two complementary ways to support the healing process of your body. Massage is a way to relieve tension, while also increasing blood flow and easing muscle tightness. Body movement can be an excellent complement to more static forms of exercise like yoga or tai-chi. This article will explore how you can use both types of treatments together for optimal health benefits.
One of the biggest benefits of massage is its ability to reduce stress and tension in muscles. Stress hormones like cortisol can cause inflammation, which can slow down or even prevent healing from injuries such as sprains. Massage stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (which slows heart rate and increases relaxation) while also increasing blood flow through the body. Massage can also help improve circulation and remove toxins, such as lactic acid from muscles after a hard workout.

 

The Deep Tissue Sports Massage

Sports Massages can help you recover from an injury, reduce soreness and improve your range of motion. In addition, it will also get you ready for your next workout. This is especially true if it's a deep tissue massage and has long been used to reduce pain and increase range of motion in injured areas. Athletes also often use massage therapy before or after strenuous exercise so they can avoid injuries like muscle tears that could sideline them for months at a time.  Even though deep tissue massage is associated with sports injuries, it can be used to support healing in most types of injuries.
Intense exercise involving weight lifting or straining muscles creates tiny tears in muscle fibres, which leads to micro-injuries that can impair nerve conduction and flexibility. The massage therapist manually manipulates the damaged tissues to increase blood flow which delivers oxygen to the area and stimulates natural healing mechanisms. This allows for speedy recovery from injuries while increasing flexibility after a strenuous workout. Intense stretching techniques are often incorporated into sports massages-improving strength and length where needed while relaxing other muscles to prevent stiffness.
We have set up the massage jet and pump configuration in our myRecovery spa pool to best suit deep tissue sports massage

Using Massage To Improve the Quality Of Your Sleep

A person’s quality of sleep is also positively affected by massages which promotes faster recovery from injury. Massage moves fluids throughout the body so toxins are  flushed out and the body is refreshed. Massage also releases endorphins which help to relax muscles, reduce pain from inflammation, improve mood, and boost overall well-being.
A study done at the Swedish Medical School in Seattle, Washington, found that massage is an effective treatment for insomnia. You can't make a psychoactive substance to sleep with, but you can decrease tense feelings with a good "rub-down".
Stress causes elevated levels of cortisol which causes poor sleep - so chasing away stress is one good way to increase sleep quality levels. It not only benefits the body, but also calms the mind and doesn't just help people sleep better at night; it also helps them function better during their waking hours too.
If these experiences are happening for you regularly--that is, if they happen so often that you've noted some measurable discrepancy in your behavior as compared with how you were before getting regular massages--you should consider scheduling time on your calendar so that your sessions take place on a regular basis.

How Body Movement & Yoga Heals The Body

The body is a complex system with many moving parts. It's not just the heart and lungs that are responsible for pumping blood throughout our veins, but also much smaller things such as capillaries--tiny vessels through which nutrients flow from your digestive tract to all of the cells in your body. This means that when one part isn't working  the way it should, the rest of your body is put in jeopardy. Fortunately, there are many different ways that you can support these broken parts to stimulate healing and ensure that the entire system remains healthy.
Yoga is a form of movement. It is an art and science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It's a mind-body practice that stretches and strengthens the body, increases balance and prevents injury and helps with stress and weight management.
Yoga poses help to lengthen muscles, which promotes more flexible joints as you age. It helps us connect more deeply to our bodies- it can also deepen reproductive, respiratory, circulatory systems; relieve anxiety; reduce cravings; boost self-esteem; etc. It's about aligning your body with an awareness of the breath as it moves through you, to find balance and strength from within. You'll feel better if you start practicing this ancient Indian tradition from childhood because there are plenty of benefits that come from doing this for years.
Yoga has been shown to improve flexibility, mobility, stability and posture by relaxing muscles around a joint. Yoga also strengthens core muscles associated with breathing which in turn helps strengthen lungs, thereby preventing or alleviating asthma symptoms. Also helped by improving blood circulation because during exercise cells grow more capillaries.

Healing Your Body In The Hot Tub

The hot water in a hot tub or spa pool will loosen up your muscles and increase blood flow to help speed healing. It's also a great environment for both mental relaxation and spiritual rejuvenation, making it an ideal place to spend time during recovery. Make sure that you don't get too relaxed or overheated if you aren't used to spending extended periods of time in a hot tub or spa pool.
Hot water therapy is a style of alternative medicine based on the traditional East Asian teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It makes use of herbal and mineral therapies and other treatments such as acupuncture, massages, steams, and baths. It has been touted to reduce stress levels, improve cardiovascular function and treat certain medical conditions.
Hot tubs are good for the body because they raise the level of mood chemicals like endorphins (called mood neurotransmitters), dopamine, serotonin & oxytocin in your brain. With increased endorphin levels, there is an improvement in pain tolerance which allows patients to exercise more making them feel better overall without getting too tired after each session.

Conclusion

So there you go, people do amazing things to their bodies, minds, and lives through massage therapy and body movement. Some have lost weight without changing their diets, others have overcome chronic pain that they thought was just a part of life. The benefits are endless, but it starts with just one session. These forms of therapy can help ease stress and depression, improve flexibility, balance and posture, reduce pain, boost immunity and increase circulation. We hope you found this information useful and if you have any feedback just leave comments in the Facebook post.
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