Benefits of Massage
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues, and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits, including but not limited to:
Alleviates Low Back Pain & Improves Range of Motion
At the top of the gluteal muscles lies a sneaky, but trouble-making brute of a trigger point that commonly forms in the roots of the gluteus maximus muscle just below the pit of the low back, but experienced as low back pain. The single best thing you can do for back pain is to massage, and nothing works better!
Increases Joint Flexibility
When you are active, knots and tightness present themselves on your muscles, making it difficult to keep flexibility. Getting regular massages can aide in this flexibility issue, and will help keep you relaxed at the same time. Flexibility is important in athletes for several reasons including injury prevention, like pulled muscles and twisted joints. Because massage increases circulation, this helps push blood through the veins effectively so healing and repair happens more quickly.
Exercises & Stretches Tight or Atrophied Muscles
Muscle injuries are more common now than they were 50 years ago. That's not because we're exercising harder. It's because we're more sedentary. The essence of stretching is that it lengthens soft tissues. Taut soft tissues limit motion, whether they are tight muscles or any soft tissue that has accumulated fascial adhesions. Stretching can help to reverse this process. Even better, stretching on a regular basis can prevent soft tissues from becoming taut in the first place.
Relieves Migraine Pain
Massage is a great way to manage stress and relieve tension... two of the main causes of migraine headaches. Research at The Touch Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine found that massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms while increasing serotonin levels in adults with migraine headaches.
Enhances Sleep Quality
When you tell your Casino'ssage therapist about your sleep difficulties, you'll receive a massage specifically designed to address the problem. Research has shown that regular insomnia massage therapy not only reduces pain and anxiety, but also increases relaxation, which can help restore your sleep pattern.
Clinical studies of patients receiving a massage with and without essential oils found that those whose massage included Lavender showed a more positive reaction including improved sleep, less anxiety, and stronger mental capacity. Ask about the Lavender Aroma Therapy treatment, known for promoting restful sleep, before your next Casino'ssage experience.
Lessens Depression & Anxiety
If you carry anxiety symptoms in your shoulders, back, and neck, a professional Casino'ssage therapist can target those areas. Studies have shown that massage increases your body's levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which results in lowered stress. The feeling of relaxation created by regular massage therapy also lowers your blood pressure and elevates your mood.When your body is relaxed, your nervous system responds with a lower heart rate and improved breathing. Deep sleep becomes easier to achieve, because your muscles remember the sensation vividly enough to recreate it at home, which enables you to enjoy a healthier and happier life.