Thursday, February 23, 2017

Massages Hurt - They Don't have To

Often times people claim that a massage hurts and they do not enjoy being hurt. However, we need to establish the difference between paid and discomfort, as is provided in the excerpt below:

Muscles naturally deflect pain from your body. If your muscle ever feels as if your body is about to be injured in any way, that reflex to deflect the pain is stimulated. If your massage therapist is ever applying too much pressure, your muscles tighten together to naturally counterattack the force. However, it should be known that this is the opposite of what a massage should be doing for your body. A massage is meant to relieve the tension of your muscles so if you feel as though the massage therapist is applying too much pressure for comfort, ask them to relieve some of the pressure.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Thai Massage

A number of different types and techniques are available when it comes to massage. Included in this is the Thai Massage, which is increasing in popularity all around the world. provides the following definition when it comes to Massage:
The therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and reduce pain. Massage can be a part of physical therapy or practiced on its own. It can be effective for reducing the symptoms of disorders of or pain in the muscles and nervous system, and it is often used to reduce stress. 
Thai Massage stands out in that it is a combination of both the physical and energetic aspects of massage, whereas many other types have a focus more specifically on a single area of focus. This type of massage is also known as Nuat Thai and it is a deep, full body massage. The aim of the massage technique is to encourage blood flow, and works along the energy lines of the body for full effect.

The treatment of musculoskeletal conditions as well as fatigue stand to benefit from the thai massage, and including the massage itself the overall experience is invigorating for both the mind and body. Scientific studies have additionally revealed that this type of message has the same effect as that of popular painkillers, however promoting the body to address the pain and recovery by itself.

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