Body Massage: Alleviate Aches More Effectively
Chinese records dating back 3,000 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. In the modern United States we now use many different kinds of massage therapies, each of which offers specific benefits to the mind and body. Full Body Massage is one of the methods. I have had many of these, and always leave feeling great. My biggest surprise was how great my skin felt afterwards.
Full body massage comes with many benefits including relaxation, leading to better sleep. It can ease stiff joints and also aids circulation and digestion. A full body massage can involve a series of movements that work on the surface of the skin. This, as well as many organs, are left feeling refreshed. A deep tissue massage may ensue, relaxing any muscle ache or pain.
With any massage, special equipment is used. For commercial use, a table with a horseshoe shaped head support for ease of breathing while lying face-down. It has a padded surface which is easy to keep clean and remain hygienic. Mats and pillows are also used for additional support.
Ergonomic chairs serve a similar function as a massage table. Chairs may be either stationary or portable models. Massage chairs are easier for the practitioner to transport than massage tables, and clients do not need to disrobe to receive a chair massage. Due to these two factors, chair massage is often performed in settings such as corporate offices, outdoor festivals, shopping malls, and other public locations.
The body massage for each person is different, as all our needs are different. Some of us would prefer to wear underwear than be completely nude. Towels do cover the body, and each part is lifted as the part is massage. The key is feeling comfortable with one's professional massage therapist. Generally, a full body massage entails arms, back, legs and shoulders, and sometimes the abdomen.
Treat yourself well, try a full body massage. In the United States there are about 90,000 massage therapists. Most states in the United States require a license to practice massage therapy. This license can be acquired by taking 500 - 1000 hours of training. Interestingly, in South Korea, only the visually impaired and blind are allowed to practice massage therapy! Make sure you do try it. You may have to try a variety before you find who and which exactly suit your needs. You may try full body or chair massage. However you go, you won't go wrong. Nothing to lose.
by: Darrel White