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The Top Eleven Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Massage

Guy Faulstich

Massage therapy has been used as a therapeutic measure for generations, and across cultures around the world. Although different types of massage techniques are designed to target specific areas, dysfunctions, and promote natural healing processes, there are some distinctive benefits that can be received from regular massage. Physical benefits range from improved circulation, lower stress levels, and increased flexibility in tense muscles. Mental benefits include a calm mind, increased awareness, better focus and concentration, and increased alertness. Here are the top ten physical and mental health benefits of massage. 1. Promotes deeper breathing -deep breathing is vital to ensure that...

Massages & Sinuses

Guy Faulstich

According to the American Rhinologic Society, sinusitis is the most common chronic illness in America with an estimated 35 million people affected. Those with repeated bouts have likely tried a range of over-the-counter and prescription drugs for relieving their sinus discomfort. However, sufferers may not realize that a massage therapist could potentially be their greatest ally in their battle against sinusitis. In the acute stage of infectious sinusitis, massage therapy is systemically contraindicated. However, massage is appropriate for chronic and non-infectious cases of sinusitis, provided the client is comfortable. In general, acute sinusitis lasts for about three weeks; but it...

Health Benefits of Massages

Guy Faulstich

Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you've never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session. What is massage? Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage,...