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In the latest issue of WHATSUPP:
- Feed Your Skin Starve Your Wrinkles - book of the month
- Another reason to donate blood regularly
- Smile for health (and the health of others!)
- Learn how to prepar and eat artichokes
- Ongoing pain in neck or shoulder?
- Breast Thermology - a valuable tool for breast cancer prevention
In the latest issue of the Apple Press:
- Eating for Acid/Alkaline
- Recipe for Majorcan Vegetable Stew
- Book recommendations
- Green Smoothies
Massotherapy can be defined as the art of massage for therapeutic use.
Massage can be as simple as rubbing one’s arm after it has been hit or as complex as rearranging muscles after an accident. In massotherapy, the therapist helps to increase and improve the circulation of the blood and the lymph system and helps to bring an overall sense of calm to the muscle. This is accomplished through seven basic movements but primarily percussion and stroking are used. Percussion is a striking movement on the muscle intended to reduce a spasm in a muscle and increase circulation to the area. Stroking motions are used to calm nervous energy or a highly spastic muscle.
Massage can be both recreational and therapeutic.
Recreational massage promotes lymphatic drainage which results in restfulness. Therapeutic massage is designed to reorient a muscle to its original position in cases of accident or, in some cases, poor nutrition. Weak muscles tend to go out of synch with each other easily.
The role of the lymph system is crucial to the immune function of the body.
Because massage stimulates the immune system, massotherapy can be viewed as an immune booster. For the individual who is healthy and wants to stay that way, regular massotherapy can contribute toward maintaining a strong immune system, good circulation to the various body parts and help a person calm and relax to fight stress. For a person with systemic health problems, massotherapy is beneficial as a means of stimulating the body’s own ability to heal and self-repair. For people who have muscular or neuromuscular conditions, massotherapy helps to get muscles back into working order.
Just the word causes a reaction in some people! Everyone is stressed nowadays. There is both positive and negative stress in our daily lives. All contributes to the stress load our body carries. Is there a way to relieve some of the stress load just by therapeutic session? Yes! Massotherapy. Imagine yourself relaxing on a massage table with soft and harmonious music playing in the background, while skilled and sensitive hands are masterfully providing the necessary touch to both heal and calm. The whole aspect of experiencing therapeutic massage as a means of coping with stress is one of becoming aware of just how relaxed and in balance our bodies are capable of being. The intense relaxation felt while undergoing massage takes one to a depth of relaxation not normally experienced through other modalities. This depth of relaxaion experienced in massage is therapeutic itself.
Every massotherapy session is unique.
The massotherapist must sense the needs of the muscles of each individual’s body and massage accordingly in order to establish optimum balance in the body. This balance consists of the muscles interacting with each other in the most integrated fashion as well as an uninhibited energy flow.
In the human body, there is a pattern or flow of energy that travels along set pathways.
Called meridians, these pathways are comparable to blood traveling along pathways in the circulatory system and the nerve impulses traveling through the nervous system. Just as there can be blockages in the circulatory system there can be blockages in the energy flow. In massotherapy, the energy patterns are improved through the massotherapist sensing high and low areas of energy concentration and bringing energy from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration in order to restore balance. When the energy is balanced and flowing properly, there will be a basic calm in the body’s systems resulting in muscles and organs being in the best position to function properly.
For a healthy person interested in massage for a preventive measure or relaxation or for people seeking therapeutic benefit, massotherapy is a positive step.
For preventive or relaxation purposes, individual sessions on an as desired basis are recommended. For people who have a problem, generally 3 to 4 sessions in succession are needed.