two most obvious benefits of massage
are increased circulation and flexibility.
a physiological or mechanical engineering point of view, massage
increases the lubrication between muscle fibers and allows
the muscle to move optimally. Muscle fibers are designed to
work independently of each other. When muscles dry out, or
dehydrate, the fibers stick together and the muscle becomes
stiff or ridged. As fluid is reintroduced, the muscle softens
and regains its flexibility. As circulation increases between
the muscle fibers, nutrients reach the cells and toxins are
carried off more efficiently.
Aging is largely a process of dehydration. The less water
in the body, the more quickly we age. As we dehydrate, we
begin to shrink and as our muscles become smaller, our skin
begins to wrinkle. Drinking lots of water and having regular
massage is a great way to get rid of wrinkles.
At post mortem, muscle dehydration is found at every area
of disease. This would lead one to believe that good circulation
could possibly keep one healthy. Degenerative diseases like
cancer and muscular sclerosis are anaerobic and can not live
in an oxygenated environment. Because blood carries oxygen
to the cells, circulation is necessary for optimal health.
The Bible teaches that life is in the blood. If this is true,
we need the best circulation we can get. Massage increases
circulation, hence, increases oxygen to the cells. It's time
to get a massage.
a psychological point of view, massage creates a sense of
being cared for, of being nurtured. Massage helps us become
more aware of our bodies and the feelings we value. Human
touch connects one person to another and the feelings shared
are healing and energizing emotionally. Safe touch is an important
part of life. Massage by a responsible professional is a relaxing
way to enjoy safe touch.
Looking at massage from a physics point of view, we see that
electromagnetic energy is transferred from the giver to the
receiver and back. This energy transfer can not be duplicated
by gadgets or machines. The oriental cultures call this energy
Chi (Ki) or life energy. The world renowned nuclear physicist,
Professor Serge Sitko, of Vidguk in the Ukraine, has developed
equipment that is able to record this energy in the millimeter
range of radio waves. This human energy transfer is an important
part of the healing process. Many believe that this is simply
love being transferred from one person to another.
gives one a feeling of comfort and relaxation like a mini
vacation from the pressures of life. A clinical study at the
University of Miami School of Medicine, touchresearch.com,
shows that massage increases mental alertness and accuracy
in mathematical calculations. A group was given mathematical
problems both before and after a series of massages and accuracy
increased some 20%. Massage also increases beta waves in this
study which shows that one is more relaxed after a series
of massages. This relaxed state lasts longer as the cumulative
benefits of more massage at regular intervals are experienced.
massage will make you look and feel years younger. You owe
it to yourself to give massage a try. Go to the Payment Page and sign up for 5 weekly massages. You will
be so very glad you did.
many royal families have massage professionals on their family
staff. Bob Hope and George Burns can credit their long lives to daily massage. Treat yourself like royalty,
take a mini massage vacation for an hour or two this week.
You are worth it!
borrowed from aboutmassage.com