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October 15, 2022 3 min read

Massage is an excellent tool that helps relieve the tension in the muscles and brings an overall positive change to both your body and mind. In the past, this service was considered a luxury, offered only in the most exclusive spa centers and hotels. Nowadays, it is available to anyone, at any time.

If you are one of those people who need a healing massage, then you have come to the right place. Today you will learn all about the benefits that come with a good treatment session, as well as discover the most popular types!

First and foremost, what is a massage?

Massage is the generally accepted term for the process of a therapist pressing onto the skin, rubbing, and manipulating it – including the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It is more colloquially known as a “rub down.” The massage can either be with light pressure or with deep pressure. Depending on your preference, there are many different types out there. Some of them include the following:

  • Swedish massage – this type uses deep circular movements, kneading and long strokes. It also includes vibration and tapping too. This particular treatment will help you feel more relaxed and give you a boost of energy too.
  • Deep massage – for those who want to target deeper tissue and for their therapist to go below the surface of the muscle, this is the best choice for them. This type is also known as a deep tissue massage, allows for more forceful strokes and a slower touch to achieve that. And this therapy is mostly used when there is a certain muscle injury involved.    
  • Sports massage – the purpose of this therapy is to prevent or treat injuries in people who are especially physically active. Also, this type is most similar to the Swedish version we mentioned above. 
  • Trigger point massage – after a muscle injury, there is a certain area that creates tight muscle fibers. Well, this particular treatment focuses on taking a load off your body when these tight muscle fibers start appearing.

 

What are the benefits of healing massage?

Healing massage is in short, any form of massage that focuses on making your body feel better. Since this treatment is considered to be an important part of medicine, naturally, it comes with plenty of benefits. If you are wondering what advantages come with having a regular ‘rub down’, below you will find a helpful list of the positives of this service - 

  • It will improve your entire immune system and heighten the body’s natural responses;
  • Increase your level of relaxation and reduces stress;
  • It may improve your alertness levels, energy, and even circulation;
  • Shown to lower blood pressure and your heart rate too;
  • It will reduce the soreness and pain caused by a muscle injury.

Even though scientists and other great minds are still conducting ongoing research into the above points, it has been noticed that frequent massage therapy also helps with:

  • Aiding with the healing of injuries;
  • Alleviating lower back pain, upper back pain, and neck pain;
  • Lessening an individuals anxiety and stress levels;
  • Reducing headaches too;
  • Actively dealing with insomnia;
  • Balancing out any digestive disorders;
  • Dealing with nerve pain, sports injuries, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, etc.

 

Are you ready for healing massage? How about a full healing weekend?  Check out our retreats for a full basket of our wellness offerings!


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