Discovering The Truth About Massages

The Benefits of Massage and Body Rubs

It used to be that medical experts shunned massage as a way of treating ailments, but today, it is now highly recognized as a very effective way of treating pain. Not that this is something that has been newly found to improve the body in more ways than one, because before medicine became purely an outpost of science. And this is because scientists, particularly neurologists believe that chronic pain has to be dealt with by those who have been trained in the academe whose work centered in novelties discovered in laboratories, so they use either sterile saline solutions pumped into people’s veins while other use manufactured chemicals that they inject or make people swallow. However, most in the medical field have finally opened their doors to accept massage therapy as an effective way of treating pain.

On top of pain treatment, massage can also be effective in helping patients by inducing sleep, abate stress, relaxes tightened muscles, and activates natural endorphins whose function is to inhibit the transmission of pain signals.

Other benefits of massage therapy include relief of pain in the head, lower back, and legs, and it can also enhance the body’s movement range if the massage is thorough and deep.

Body rub on the other hand, is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body. It is likewise manually performed or at times using a mechanical device. What is inherent with body rubs is the use of various oils, lotions and liniments during a massage.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation always includes body rub and this has been the practice for many years. Body rubs is now heavily utilized by athletic trainers, physical therapists, massage therapist, and is also heavily utilized by chiropractors. Common places where you can have body rub are in spa and salon setting. When this body rub is also integrated into a massage therapy and pain management, the benefit is that it reduces anxiety, relief of depression, temporarily reduced heart rate and blood pressure.

It has not been determined by scientific studies how massage can benefit the human body and influence its health. In the US there is a training program that massage therapists have to undergo where they complete many hours of study. The training includes various classes in physiology, anatomy and even ethics and legal issues. After their studies they receive certification or a diploma. So if you are seeking the services of a massage therapist or would like to have a treatment, you should look for one that has completed a massage school training that have worked in conjunction with the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. Going to a certified massage therapist will guarantee that the treatment you will get is done in understanding of how the body works, and you will surely find relief for whatever pain your are feeling in your body.

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