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How to Maximize the Health Benefits of a Massage?

Updated on February 13, 2016
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

A Massage is Exactly What You Need Today
A Massage is Exactly What You Need Today | Source

A Massage Will Drain Your Lymph Nodes and Melt Stress Away

Eight out of every ten people through some point experience stress related pain. Are you frazzled by the constant demands placed on your daily schedule? Work schedules and the need to take care of a home with children can eventually take a toll on you. You must find time for yourself, to distress and take a little siesta from your hectic life. Take a break that brings true comfort and real healing! You need a serious time-out that is capable of bringing peace to your stressed anxiety laden body. The most economical way to do this without spending thousands of dollars on a much-needed vacation is to find a local masseuse you trust who will give you a superb body massage. An hour massage can make all your stress-related ailments a whole lot better! Your massage therapy will last a couple of days until your next scheduled massage, for sure.

A professional massage is capable of melting your stress away and puts you in a laid-back state of mind. Your relaxed state of mind will make you come across as a pleasant person who has ample composure. Your friends and family will love spending quality time with you. You will be making lasting memories that bring you joy when you recall your exciting life’s moments in the back of your calmer mind.

On the physical level, a deep relaxation massage offers a wondrous stress reduction. You receive relief of muscle tension and stiffness with reduced muscle spasm and neck tension. You'll have greater joint flexibility with a better range of motion. Your blood pressure will reduce with the circulation of both your blood and lymph fluids. This is a considerable help in helping your body to detoxify toxins. Drinking a large amount of water after your massage and continuing to relax in bed by not lifting anything heavy will precipitate your detoxification and removal of toxic fluids from your lymph nodes.

If you suffer with tension-related headaches or eyestrain from working on a computer, a professional massage will melt the pain in your head away. Your head and delicate eye area will feel light and comfortable. The feeling you will acquire is as if you are floating on air like an angelic angel.

Your attitude and posture will improve, and you will feel better with every professional massage. It is essential that you require your masseuse to use food-grade oils like almond oil, coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil on your body to help nourish your skin and make it look healthier. You will notice that your sinuses will tend to drain or feel clogged as you're massaged. This is a normal reaction because your body is expelling toxins. All you need to do is allow your sinuses to drain and blow your nose forcefully to get all the mucus out of your system. This is the extra mucus inside that is the cause of inflammation and pain in your body. Over the long-term, your immune system becomes strengthened, and you’ll be aiding your body to prevent and fight disease!

If you have a pulled muscle with sprained ligaments, a professional massage will make your tissues heal faster in reducing spasms, pain and swelling with reduced formation of scar tissue. A massage is the perfect solution to aid in the rehabilitation of a back injury, if you were, unfortunately, injured in an accident. You’ll feel like you just got a great lease on life because your body will be returning to a state of homeostasis, stability and health.

A Professional Massage Satisfies the Need for Nurturing Touch

On the mental level, a professional massage will help you to have calmer thoughts with reduced cognitive stress. You will get increased capacity for clearer thinking and relaxed state of alertness, therefore, creating a greater ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately. Feeling anxious will be a matter of the past, and you will have gained more control of your feelings and being. You can try to massage yourself with personal gadgets, but the feeling of your calm won't be quite the same.

Emotionally, a professional massage will satisfy the need for caring and nurturing touch with enhanced well-being, with an enhanced self-image. If you have recently broken up with your loved one, skilled massage can fill in your feelings of loneliness. You will receive a gut feeling; there are caring hands who can improve your emotional pain with a gentle yet profound touch that won't cross explicit boundaries.

Your new sense of well-being will flow from a sense of being unified and in harmony with nature in your given situation. Your greater ease of emotional spirit will help you to deal calmly with your everyday stress triggers at work and home. With reduced levels of anxiety, you will become aware of your mind-body connection. You will feel at ease in a relaxed state of mind. Everyone yearns to have an easy-going state of mind and personal attitude. This is exactly what you will get with the continued therapy of a professional massage.

© 2010 Sheila Craan


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  • ghomefitness profile image

    ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

    Thanks for the info, I learned a couple new things about the reasons it just feels good.

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    Sheila Craan 6 years ago from Florida

    Your welcome Ghomefitness! We all need tender loving care from time to time with the healing touch of a massage therapist.

  • acaetnna profile image

    acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

    This is great, I adore massage. My hubby has just booked me in for a hot stone massage and I am so looking forward to it.

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    Sheila Craan 6 years ago from Florida

    What a great way to start the new year! A full body massage is just what we need to melt the stress of the holidays away.

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