Could you be Free from Pain by using massage?
“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”
Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654 – 1734)
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)
There is nothing new under the Sun.
Even today, with all our experiences and technologies we are not valuing our health until sickness comes.
Strangely enough, people are not looking at how to prevent sickness, they are only looking at how to cure the illness.
It is no secret in the sales profession that it is easier to sell a cure
than a prevention.
An interesting fact that many, many centuries ago in China, emperor’s doctors were rewarded if the emperor wasn’t sick and punished if the emperor became ill.
So, most of the time, doctors practice preventative medicine.
Today, in the fast food world, not many people want to think about
I would like to expand and talk about one specific subject to start with:
What is massage?
What do we know about massage?
What are the benefits of massage?
How can massage help you to prevent sickness?
How can massage help you to cure illness?
Massage is a mechanical systematic form of therapy, usually by hand in which the soft tissues are made more pliable.
A method of manipulation of pressure on, or friction against skin,
muscles, or joints by stroking, rubbing, pinching, kneading, tapping,
pounding, vibrating or stimulating etc …
This can be done with the hands, or with the aid of any mechanical electrical apparatus, or appliances with, or without, rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powder, creams, lotions, ointments, or other similar preparations that can be helpful in promoting increased blood flow, lymphatic and healing.
Massage invigorates or relaxes the muscles spasm, producing relaxation, alleviates pain, elimination of metabolic waste products and toxins, relieves stress, tension and discomfort as well.
Other benefits consist of releasing of endorphins (the bodies natural
pain killers) which allows relaxation and promotes self healing. Massage can help with both muscle pain and stress-related conditions. Several different techniques that are believed to help not only improve blood circulation but also digestion, increase mobility in joints and reduce stiffness, swelling and inflammation.
Over 80 types of massage are in use today. Various forms include:
acupressure, athletic, polarity, reflexology, shiatsu, sports, Swedish etc …
Massage has been known from ancient times. In Egypt, frescoes were discovered with scenes where massage was given with stones heated under the sun .
The benefits of massage are many. If you get a massage you will improve your blood circulation, organ functions, provide stress relief, remove unwanted fluids from your system, allow for athletic recovery from physical activities, make your skin more supple and elastic to list a few and many more could be displayed here, but this is not the purpose of this article.
Why not try a massage on your kids, parents, or partner?
Just for fun to start with.
What does a mother do when her child is crying?
Right, you got it: cuddle and gently stroke.
I will go into more detail in the next articles, and will include information
about acupuncture massage as well.
To Your Health and Happiness!