WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
An hour of massage relieves the body of pressure and pain which makes you feel relaxed,
light and removes the feeling of tiredness. To have a massage after a long day is such a satisfying experience.
Did you know that massage therapy is considered a part of CAM or complementary alternative medicine?
Some studies show that apart from taking traditional treatments,
having a massage session makes the recovery process more effective and less stressful.
But what exactly is massage therapy? Here are the things you need to know before setting an appointment with Massage Therapy Salem.
TYPES AND BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage happens when therapists rub, press, or manipulate soft tissues and muscles in your body using their hands,
arms, elbows, or sometimes, even their feet. People use massage for many reasons; to reduce stress, relieve pain,
increase relaxation, rehabilitate muscle-related injuries, and aid general wellness.
There are many types of massage therapy. One popular type is the deep tissue massage which uses pressure,
kneading, and deep, circular motion. This massage type is more commonly used in Southeast Asia
which started as an alternative to acupuncture. The similarity of the two is that they both focus on
the pressure points of the body. Once pressure is released from these points, it will make the body more loose thus,
the feeling of relaxation. This massage type also focuses on the myofascial trigger points or muscle knots that are painful
when pressed. These muscle knots are often a symptom of another area of the body that needs attention.
Another type is sports massage which is mainly done for athletes to help with sports-related injury and avoid having one.
Athletes get massage therapy to prevent injuries by loosening up tight muscles which makes for better movement
once they participate in their sporting event.