Get the Best Massage and Alleviate Cramps More Effectively
Have you ever had a really good massage? Isn't it great? A wide variety of seasonings, oils, mixes, rocks, tables, mats, clothed or not etc, many different body parts! A massage applied by using the masseuse's hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms or feet. Yes, feet are used too! You can be walked on by a professional and it can feel good.Here's what's great! Chinese records dating back 5,000 years document the use of massage. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians, as well as the Japanese, Romans and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and even Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. There are many kinds of massages, maybe you should find what is the best massage for you.The art of massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue. This is to enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being. It became popular in the US in the 1800's and grew in popularity until the 1930's and 40's. When modern medicine came to the forefront, the art of massage therapy became discounted as lesser than. Suddenly, it became popular again in the 1960's when nurses began to use it to relieve pain in patients. Suprisingly, in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta it was deemed a core medical service. This gave more credence to it.Massage is done in a variety of ways with a variety of ancient remedies. The person is either on a table, chair, or a mat, and is generally unclothed, but may be modestly covered with towels or sheets. If the person is uncomfortable with this, she/he may wear underwear. Some massage therapists use oil, or even such thing as body rocks! Different oils can be used to stimulate blood flow and relaxation. A body rock can be either cold or warm and coated in different oils such as fractionated coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, sesame oil, pecan oil and mustard and aromatherapy oils. Wow, what a combination, sounds like it could be a great trail mix or salad dressing, doesn't it? There needs to be a lot of research done to find the best massage for you!A scientific study performed on heart surgery patients showed there was a significant decrease in levels of stress after a foot massage. Reducing stress levels can help the body in many ways, mentally and physically as well. Foot massage benefits are best received when a professional massage therapist performs the massage. If you are a heart patient, ask your doctor, this may be the type for you.To have a massage while pregnant would be great. To know that my physical pain, stress and anxiety, as well as hormonal issues could have been alleviated by something so good for me is comforting. A calming, refreshing massage I will be seeking if blessed with another child. Be sure to look for a certified pregnancy massage therapist and be sure to consult my doctor. I will not go through another pregnancy without one! When pregnant, this is certainly the best type of massage for a pregnant lady!
Get the Best Massage and Alleviate Cramps More Effectively By: Jasmine Beach About the Author Please visit our website here for more information or visit our blog. Thank you. (ArticlesBase SC #3410251)