What is Massotherapy?

Massotherapy or massage therapy as it is more commonly known, is one of the oldest forms of therapy known to humankind. It has been an integral part of the ancient healing techniques of the Chinese, Egyptians, Indians, Europeans and many other civilizations.

Modern medical research has confirmed the therapeutic effects of Massotherapy and it is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine.

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It is widely used in conjunction with modern medicine to heal and treat a number of ailments and diseases. It is also very widely used in the field of professional sports to help athletes recover from injuries and improve their performance.

How does Massotherapy work?

Massotherapy in its most elemental form involves the manipulation of body tissue to alleviate pain and tension, and induce relaxation. It may also consist of various stretching techniques that strengthen the various muscles and make them more pliable. Massotherapy is most commonly administered by using the hands to gently manipulate the soft tissue. Other esoteric variations may also include the use of elbows, knees, feet, and specialized tools to administer therapeutic massage.

What are the benefits of Massotherapy?

Massotherapy not only helps to strengthen and loosen the knots in the body, it also helps to stimulate the flow of blood and lymph. In this manner Massotherapy not only helps a person relax, but also re-energizes and revitalizes the body and consequently, the mind. It can also help to restore full range of motion to the limbs and ease muscular and joint pains.

Massotherapy is also increasingly being used in oncology treatments to counteract the negative side effects of cancer treatment. It can also help those suffering from injuries and traumas and also helps to speed up post-surgical recovery.

Massotherapy improves the skin tone and helps to retard the physical effects of ageing. It is extremely popular among models and celebrities who have to go through great pains to keep looking good. Massotherapy also helps to lower the heart rate and blood pressure. It also promotes the release of endorphins and is thus very useful in treating chronic pain. Regular sessions of Massotherapy not only make the muscles and bones stronger, but also activate the immune system and help the body ward of disease and illnesses more effectively. It can also help to alleviate the many ailments that are brought on by the onset of old age.

One of the most important benefits of Massotherapy in the modern world is its stress reducing capability. Regular sessions of Massotherapy are one of the most effective methods of combating stress and its deadly effects.

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