Natural Healing & Massage Therapy
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and father of Western medicine, advocated massage therapy for its natural healing benefits. Massage promotes circulation, soothes and stimulates the nervous system, and aids with the repair of muscles and connective tissue to encourage natural healing. Massage therapy can also help strengthen your immune system, lift your mood, and improve your overall health and well-being.
Benefits Circulatory System
Your circulatory system plays a major role in the various functions of your body. Oxygenated blood circulates to provide nourishment to your body's cells, connective tissue and internal organs. When your circulation is compromised, your heart works harder to pump the blood around your body. This can lead to a range of complications and can hamper your health.
Massage can greatly improve sluggish circulation. Long sweeping effleurage strokes with Swedish massage, or penetrative deep tissue techniques all help break down adhesions, relax tight contracted muscles and dilate blood vessels to keep your blood flowing effectively, reducing unnecessary strain on your heart.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/183059-natural-healing-massage-therapy/#ixzz1C52BXW8K
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