Body Massage Alleviate Cramps Sooner
The ancient art of massage has been used for many centuries throughout ancient civilizations. Records have been found that date to ancient China. There is documentation that that most ancient civilizations have used of massage. Chinese records date back to 3000 years. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians, as well as the Japanese, Romans and Egyptians applied different forms of massage as different problems. Even Hippocrates has been known to have written papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. While modern medicine has come a long way, we have learned much from our ancient ancestors, and here in the US, we have adopted and even come up with new forms of massage. At my first body massage, I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only my mind and body, but also my skin felt invigorated!
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.
In order to give a massage, specialized massage tables and chairs are used to position clients during massages. A typical commercial massage table has an easily cleaned, heavily padded surface, and a horseshoe-shaped head support that allows the client to breathe easily while lying face down and can be stationary or portable. This is cleaned between massages, keeping everything very hygienic. An orthopedic pillow or bolster can be used to correct body positioning. Sometimes, mats are used.
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: Pete Webber