As with exercise, massage has the greatest benefit when you receive it regularly. The more “practice” you give your body’s systems at functioning in a stress-free and efficient manner, the more “skilled” your body becomes at functioning optimally under challenging circumstances. Whether weekly, semi-weekly, or monthly, a program of regular massage will help your body maintain its overall health.
Massage can help with:
is one of the best known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives
you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process
reduces your likelihood of injury and illness. Massage can also relieve
symptoms of conditions that are aggravated by anxiety, such as asthma or
insomnia. Painful or Tight Muscles
Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. Some massage techniques release tension directly by stretching, kneading, and compressing your muscles. Others techniques work indirectly by affecting your nervous system to allow your muscles to relax.