Massage – Everything You Need To Know
What is a Massage?
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, and promote relaxation and well-being and as a recreational activity.
Who needs Massage?
Anyone, as long as you are undergoing stress then massage can be an option to feel better. From pediatric to geriatric, whether for pre or post recovery from sports, pregnant, lactating mothers, newborns, or even sick person can have too. Whether it is for therapeutic or recreational, massage is needed.
When it is needed?
Anytime because “stress” is everywhere. Massage is an alternative or more natural way for reducing anxiety or stress levels. It helps you cool down and feel better. Research reveals that massage promotes better blood circulation to the different parts of your body and can also stimulate your brain to release hormones like endorphins or also known as the “happy hormone” that can make you feel “euphoric”. Unless, you don’t want to feel better then massage is not for you.
Where it is done?
Office? Home? Hotel? Clinics? Hospital? SPA? Room? Resort? Name it, massage can be done anywhere as long as both parties is in a comfortable place then massage can be freely done.
Who does the Massage?
According to the Department of Health, Massage Therapy should ONLY be done by a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapists. Though, there are trained massage practitioners who do it but make sure they are fully guided, trained from a legitimate massage service provider. Unless, you want to try something different, something that can give you slip disc and further pain but for the benefit of the public, Safety is always a Priority.
How it is done?
Massage have different techniques, style and execution depends on the practice of the service provider. Some are Thai, Swedish, Traditional Hilot, Sports, Shiatsu and or even Erotic Massage, it depends on what you need. Ask your certified massage therapist or the nurse on duty on how it is done according to their standard practice before having one. It’s better to know first what should be done than having one then blame someone after.