Massage – for relaxation, rehabilitation, self-pampering
Why should you go for a massage?
Relaxation and stress reduction. Massage therapy is known for its ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It can help relieve muscle tension and promote a sense of calm and general well-being.
Pain relief. Massages can effectively relieve pain and discomfort. Whether it’s muscle aches, chronic pain, or painful tension points, a qualified massage therapist will choose the technique that’s right for you and be able to help.
Improving blood circulation. Massage stimulates blood circulation, which can promote circulation processes throughout the body. Better circulation means that oxygen and nutrients can reach the body’s tissues more efficiently, promoting recovery and overall health.
Posture improvement. Regular massages combined with exercise can help prevent postural changes caused by prolonged sitting or an unergonomic work environment.
Emotional well-being. Massages are good not only for the body, but also for the mind. Soothing touch can help reduce anxiety, promote better sleep, and improve mood.
Rehabilitation. Massage therapy is often used as part of a comprehensive injury rehabilitation program. It can help reduce swelling, improve tissue elasticity. It is important to mention that massage is very necessary for mobilizing various scars so that deeper tissue thickening does not form.
Self care and pampering. Taking time for yourself and indulging in a massage is a form of self-care. It allows you to disconnect from everyday stress and treat yourself to a therapeutic and rejuvenating experience.
It is important to note that massage therapy may not be suitable for everyone. Massage contraindications:
• acute illnesses with increased body temperature;
• acute heart failure, liver, kidney failure;
• purulent wounds;
• skin diseases (for example, large birthmarks, hemorrhages, fungal diseases, etc.);
• oncological diseases;
• acute injuries (bone fractures, lacerations, muscle strains);
• diseases of the thyroid gland;
• inflammation of veins;
The article was prepared by FuturaClinic physiotherapist Ingrīda Bērziņa. Sign up for massage or physiotherapy at FuturaClinic here!