Massage involves the rubbing and manipulating of muscles, tendons, skin and ligaments. Massage has moved beyond the walls of your favorite spa to medical settings, such as clinics and hospitals. A full body massage offers multiple benefits, both physically and psychologically. Consult a physician before having a massage if you have medical conditions, such as cancer, fractures, blood clots, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis or if you are pregnant.
Health benefits of oil massage
- Reduces muscular pain and spasms
Full body massage can slightly reduce any muscular pain due to many causes. Full body massage work by stop the “pain-spasm-pain” cycle, this is a cycle when injury causes a muscle spasm. Full body massage also work by reducing local circulation that lead to a lack of oxygen and nutrients and prevent build-up of certain toxin and metabolic wastes. This metabolic waste and toxin will leads to more pain and muscle spasm. Full body massage increase blood circulation and relaxes the muscle which can reduce the pain inside it.
- Reduces chronic pain of injuries
Many scientific researches and anecdotal evidence found that full body massage is effective in improving functioning of the muscle and reducing pain that linked to various injury and chronic situation including pain in arthritis chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia,and spinal cord injuries.
- Reduces the effect of surgery.
Full body massage can increases lymph flow. Its remove the excess lymph and toxins and reducing swelling and pain, and it also facilitated necessary oxygen and nutrients by increased blood circulation. Clinical studies reported that this several action of full body massage can reduce pain after surgery especially those who experienced heart surgery.
- Increases flexibility.
Full body Massage can increase flexibility as well as range of motion in variety of ways. It can loose and relax tight muscle by breaking up adhesion that can form on the tendons and ligaments around joints. Full body massage also soften the connective tissue around muscle,bones tendon,and ligament in our body. A study that conducted by researchers on some group of dancer show that that regular body massage can improved range of motion, balance, and also the body posture.
Risks of massage
Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:
- Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
- Burns or healing wounds
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Severe osteoporosis
- Severe thrombocytopenia
Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or you have cancer or unexplained pain.