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Get rejuvenated with Massage Therapy

New Delhi, Thu, 22 Mar 2012 NI Wire

In today’s fast paced and hectic life people are commonly seen to suffer from stress and anxiety and look from several remedies to get rid of such problems. Keeping yourself in stress all the time can lead to several other problems like headaches, upset stomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even stroke. Therefore, it is very important for the body as well the mind to keep them stress free. Massage therapy is one of the most effective tools to reduce stress from the body and the mind and has been used for the treatment of several ailments from the ancient times.

Massage Therapy is an integration of science and art that gives a relaxing experience to the body and the mind with the help of artistic hand strokes and eliminates stress from the body and the mind. It includes the physical massage of the soft tissues of the body that ultimately gives you relief from relief from pain, stress, discomfort and promotes health and wellness.

In Ayurveda, Massage therapy is referred as “abhyanga” and is used significantly for the detoxification of body in “Panchkarma” and is commonly recommended before the starting the core treatment of any disease in Ayurveda. In this therapy, the massage is performed with the use of different kinds of oils that may be herbal or aromatic depending upon the objective of the massage.

There are various types of ayurvedic massage mentioned in the ancient texts of Ayurveda that are selected according to the need, nature and disease of the patient. Some of the ayurvedic massage is udvarthana, mardana and paadaghata.

Massage has several physical and psychological benefits. Some of the major benefits of massage therapy are:

  • While one undergoes massage, the blood circulation in tissues increases and releases muscle spasms that stimulates the nervous system. In addition to that the tissues get more oxygen and nutrients when the blood circulation increases.
  • The healing time of illness or injury becomes less.
  • Endorphins, the natural pain killers of the body are released in the body due to massage.
  • The lymphatic system responsible for providing immunity to the body is enhanced due to massage.
  • Muscle tension, stiffness, pain and swelling are reduced by massage.
  • Regular massage reduces the formation of scar tissue in the body.
  • Problem related to stress such as migraine, tension headache, body pain, tiredness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, sleep disturbance etc. are reduced with the help of massage. In addition to that it also reduces the level of stress hormone “cortisol” in the body.
  • It stimulates a sense of creativity in thinking of a person and promotes the feeling of well-being.

But there are certain points that should be kept in mind while going for a massage as if you are suffering from fever, diarrhea, vomiting, indigestion and pregnancy, then massage should not be done. In addition to that massage therapy is not recommended in case of skin eruptions, large bruises, inflamed joints, sensitive veins, varicose, tumors, a period, indigestion, nut allergy, appendix, dislocated shoulders, and vertebral problems.

Moreover, it is advisable to go for a therapist before going for a massage.

Disclaimer: This content has been purely developed for knowledge point of view and is not an alternative to any medical advice by a medical professional. You are requested to visit a professional physician or health specialist for any medical advice for any medical condition.


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