Benefits Of Spa Massage Therapy

A massage at a spa is a wonderful form of therapy that can provide you with numerous benefits. There are many different types of massage therapies, each with its own unique set of benefits.

Apart from making you feel good, massage therapy can work wonders when it comes to health, benefiting both your internal organs as well as your external body.

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Massage therapy can help provide you with relief from stress and can also help in the treatment of back pain, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, headaches, migraines, sinus attacks, muscle sprains and strains, respiratory and circulatory disorders and rehabilitation from injury and surgery.

Enhancing Circulation

Massage helps to tone up your muscles and improve blood circulation by helping the body get rid of wastes such as lactic acid. The improvement in circulation means that more oxygen and nutrients are reaching the muscles that are being massaged, leading to improved muscle tone. The health of the various internal organs is also maintained by the improved circulation.

Facial Massage

A facial massage is not just about looking good. Washing your skin during a massage helps clean the skin and open the pores while removing dead skin from the surface. A trained skin specialist has a working knowledge of the structure of the face. This knowledge can help the massage therapist to release pressure from the head and neck and ease headaches caused by stress. A facial at a spa will also help rehydrate the skin and stimulate the production of collagen. The massage can help to relax the tightness of the muscles and in combination with a hydrating agent will make wrinkles less prominent.

Facial massages can also help decrease anxiety and relieve stress. This will leave to an improvement in mood. It can also help to provide relief from sinus congestion which frequently affects those with allergies or suffering from colds. The sinuses get clogged with the buildup of mucus causing puffiness, congestion and in some cases, severe headaches. A gentle massage in such cases coupled with steam inhalation will help to drain mucus from the sinuses and relieve congestion.

A facial can also help to detoxify the body by stimulating the lymphatic nodes situated along the jawline. The lymphatic system is the body’s toxic disposal system, and stimulating the muscles with a massage can help stimulate this system.

Mud Baths         

Mud baths, another therapy offered by many spas, help to exfoliate and nourish the skin. They also help to draw out toxins and accumulated waste products through the skin, leaving you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. The mud used in these baths is rich in minerals and vitamins and helps to nourish the skin.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a form of massage therapy where the therapist uses the thumbs and fingers to massage the hands, feet and ears. This form of massage originated in China and uses the principles of acupuncture to stimulate the flow of energy or “qi” through channels or meridians in the body. It leads to an improvement in circulation and improves digestion. Pressing the right spots can also reduce pain and help the body to relax, thus relieving stress. It also stimulates the lymph nodes, easing the flow of lymph fluid, helping to detoxify the body. Reflexology is not recommended for those who have had a pacemaker fitted or for diabetics.

Enhancing Immunity

The lymphatic system is an essential part of the body’s immune system. The stimulation provided to the lymphatic system during a massage helps to enhance the body’s immune system by the action of ridding the body of wastes and toxins. It also helps to flush out bacteria from the system.

Massages can massages are numerous; however it is important that you get it done by a professional as if not done in the right manner it could prove detrimental to health.

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