The Benefits of Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Life In a Variety of Ways.
Dateline: Creve Coeur, MO. USA/April 27th, 2021/By: Jeffrey L. Klump
Massage therapy is part of the healing arts and some say it has been around for thousands of years in one form or another.
The Healing Arts are generally thought of as healing, whether it be physical, mental, or emotional, to include wellness, coping with life challenges, and personal change.
The Healing Arts is a variety of complementary and alternative medicine including holistic healing, Ayurvedic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy.
A practitioner in the healing art of massage therapy is license & certified with the local community or state in which they conduct business.
You do not want to visit someone who is not certified.
Those are the types you hear about that make headlines with professional athletes.
This is something completely different.
The best massage therapist in the Saint Louis, Missouri area is Elsa Deen with True Touch Massage.
Deen is a native of Cebu, Philippines.
Filipino women are taught at an early age the value of hard work from their parents.
Deen is attentive to detail and puts every effort into the entire time that you are there. She also has some of the strongest hands this writer has ever experienced.
She is a true professional in the Healing Arts.
Massage Therapy has many benefits that can help improve your life, including:
- Detoxifies your body and squeezes out all of the impurities that your body builds up from stress and anxiety.
- Reduces muscle tension.
- Helps manage lower back pain including pain from degenerative disc disease.
- Helps promote relaxation to help you get a better night’s sleep.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Effective for anyone who has Post Traumatic Stress or Grief.
- Enhances exercise performance.
- Improves cardiovascular health.
- Reduces migraines.
- Helps with pain management including Osteoarthritis.
- Lowers stress for people with life-threatening diseases like cancer.
- Helps strengthen your immune system.
- And much more!
Massage Therapy isn’t for everyone especially if you have Deep Vein Thrombosis, Bleeding Disorders, or a Low Platelet count.
There are several different types of massage that a licensed practitioner can give, and they include:
- Deep Tissue Massage– This massage technique uses slower and more forceful strokes to target deep layers of muscle tissue. This type of massage is perfect for anyone who has had an injury or is experiencing disc problems with the lower back area including the sciatic nerve. This type of massage will make you worn out at the end like you had an intense weight training session.
- Swedish Massage– A Swedish massage is not for people who live in Sweden. This is a gentle type of massage compared to Deep Tissue and the strokes are longer using deep circular movements and tapping. This type of massage helps you feel relaxed and energized.
- Trigger Point Massage– Trigger points are those areas of your body with really tight muscle fibers. These are specific areas where your practitioner can target and they can incorporate Deep Tissue Massage, as well.
- Reflexology– This is also known as Zone Therapy and is similar to Acupuncture but without the needles. This is the application of using pressure to specific areas of your hands and feet. You can feel pain when this is applied, but it is meant to relieve stress and pressure that is built up in other areas of your body.
The human body experiences stress every day and most people associate that with mental or emotional stress.
Did you know that sitting down for a prolonged period of time, causes stress on your lower back, gluteus maximus, and hamstrings?
Think about how long people sit every day whether it be for work or pleasure like gaming or going onto social media.
The human body was not meant to be sitting on our posterior for most of our lives.
Our bodies are meant to be moving. Bodies in motion.
You are much more likely to develop Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Arthritis, and problems with your Sciatica if you do not make changes to the way you live and work.
Try getting up and stretching after about 20 minutes of sitting down either at work or home.
Stretching is critically important for your body especially the older you get.
Massage is just one more way to improve your life and overall health without using “Big Pharma” drugs which have all kinds of side effects.
Go see a certified massage therapist today!
Your body will thank you.