Post Date: Monday, August 05, 2019
|Walking out of the room feeling relaxed, stress-free, and
renewed – ah, there is nothing quite like that post-massage bliss. Studies show
that massage therapy can help regulate hormones, raise immunity, help lower
blood pressure, reduce pain and muscle tension and may also be helpful for Anxiety, digestive
disorders, headaches, and insomnia. Book your next massage with the Bridges
Sport Centre wellness team.
Massage therapy is defined as “the manual manipulation of
muscular structure and soft body tissues of the human body, including muscle,
connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments.” Massage has been used for thousands
of years by people living all over the world as a means of naturally
treating both mental and physical body ailments.
There are many different types of massages, and the
styles slightly vary our therapist customize all massages to individual needs.
They can range from light stroking to deep pressure. Some of the different
types include, but are not limited to, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage,
sports massage, and trigger point massage.
Massage + Cleansing
Massage therapy can be especially beneficial when cleansing.
This is mainly because it stimulates the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system
includes a complex network of vessels, ducts, lymph nodes, the spleen, the
thymus, the adenoids, and the tonsils. The main function of the lymphatic
system is to cleanse toxins and protect against harmful invaders in the body.
This means it carries waste from the tissues and into the
bloodstream for removal. Pretty incredible, right? As we know, we are
constantly coming into contact with chemicals, whether it be through food, air,
cosmetics, toxic household cleaners, tap water, or simply the natural metabolic
wastes our bodies produce that need to be flushed daily. Every one of our cells
takes in nutrients and eliminates wastes. Once fluid is passed out of a cell
membrane, it becomes “lymph” fluid. It contains substances that the cells
want to get rid of, including wastes, pathogens, and undigested proteins.
Making sure that we remove these toxins regularly is incredibly important for
our overall health.