Body Massage Therapy

Healing Powers of Body Massage Therapy

Introduction

Body Massage can be defined as the holistic application to stimulate the muscular, skeletal, digestive, lymphatic, circulatory, emotional, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems of our body by physical touch.

Body massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic healing, relaxation of the muscular system and the soothing of mind, body & spirit. Body massage is the loving touch of the heart expressed through the hands of the therapist.

History

Massage therapy is an age-old healing art developed to assist mental, physical and emotional ailments. Professional therapeutic body massage therapy can be traced back to Chinese, Egyptian and Indian History (2350 BC).

The Main Purpose of Body Massage Therapy

Body massage helps to release stress and tension from our bodies.
Continuous pressure from work and general pressures in our daily lives, often leads to unwanted stress that creates both nervous and muscular tension within our bodies. This type of mental stress and tension results in the diminishing flow of oxygen and blood to the cells of muscles and organs and also restricts oxygen supply to lymph glands and the nervous system. A lack of oxygen and improper blood circulation causes a build up toxins in the body that acts as an obstacle which reduces the flow of the body energy or life force. This ultimately leads to aches and pains, fatigue, stiffness, and tightness of muscles. Body massage therapy is an art that helps in proper blood circulation and oxygen flow to our body and relieves us of all stress and tension related problems

Benefits of Body Massage Therapy

Body Massage Therapy regulates the well being of a person, it keeps us mentally fit and gives us the energy and vitality to face the daily challenges of life without any unwanted tension.

Body massage therapy assists in:

Weight loss
Improving and increasing blood circulation and the flow of tissue fluid (lymph)
Nourishing the skin (with the essential oils)
Soothing and relaxing the nerves
Assisting in removal of toxic materials
Releasing the unwanted emotional and mental tension
Creating a feeling of a healthy body
However, it is recommended that if you are suffering from any chronic illness you should seek an expert’s opinion before you opt for body massage therapy.