Massage for Prevention and Correction
Muscle and connective tissue make up about 75 percent of the body’s weight. So, it is not surprising an imbalance or injury in the body’s soft tissue—muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia—can have a profound effect on overall health. Instead of using drugs, therapeutic massage uses pressure and friction on muscles and connective tissue to restore the natural balance.
Therapeutic massage can help relax muscle tension, which can:
inflammation in the joints and so alleviate pain.
* Increase flexibility and improve range of motion.
* Maintain muscle tone.
* Prevent injuries & loss of mobility in potential trouble spots.
* Increase potential athletic performance & endurance
* Alleviate stiffness & restore mobility to injured tissue
* Generally improve the deposition of the horse, canine or feline.
massage can improve circulation of blood lymph, which can:
Increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to tissues.
* Speed the removal of toxins such as lactic acid from muscles.
* Shorten the recovery time from exercise or injury.
* Relieve congestion
* Increase the number of red blood cells.
Therapeutic massage can,
depending on the type of treatment, have a stimulating or sedating effect on the
nervous system, which can:
Decrease stress, anxiety and depression (as
demonstrated by decreased cortisol and increased serotonin levels)
* Increase the levels of endorphins (natural pain relievers)
* Increase alertness (as demonstrated by decreased alpha and beta brain waves, and increased theta brain waves)
* Stimulate the lymphatic system.
* Hasten the elimination of waste and toxic debris.
massage can bring balance and well being, it can: