Athletes: Three Reasons You Need a Massage

Massage was very popular with the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Babylonians, including Olympian athletes, but it was largely forgotten by Western civilization until the end of the Middle Ages. In 1813, a Swedish man by the name of Per Henrik Ling decided that exercise -- or gymnastics, as he called it -- and massage, were imperative to good health. He opened the first athlete training for gymnastics and massage center school. Over two-hundred years later, modern medical science has continued to show the benefits of both.

Foot Massage For A Healthier Life

If you have ever had a full-body massage, you know how relaxing and stress-relieving the experience is. Unfortunately, most people do not have the time or resources to have a complete massage whenever they want. Luckily, you can enjoy a healthy foot massage several times a week with no problem. You can give one to yourself, have your partner be the masseuse, or hire a professional. Whichever way you choose, you will be improving your life.

Come Out Baby! 4 Ways Reflexology Can Help Get Labor Started

Being pregnant and overdue can feel downright miserable. Doctors often encourage women to walk as a way to get labor started. However, there's just so far you can walk before you just don't want to do it anymore. If you've walked just as far as you can go, and labor still hasn't started, you may want to take a look at the benefits of reflexology. Not sure what reflexology is? It's a type of massage therapy that uses natural pressure points on the body to heal what ails you.

Using Massage Therapy To Help Restore Your Body And Mind After An Accident

If you've been injured in automobile accident, you likely have injuries that go beyond just physical aches and pains. Emotional scarring that occurs from the accident itself and coping with daily financial issues can leave a huge strain on your overall well-being. One way to combat physical and emotional stress is through massage therapy. Restorative massage focuses on helping to restore fluidity within your muscles and ease stress. Here are some additional ways that massage therapy may help you with your injuries and chronic pain.

Understanding What A Restorative Massage Can Give Back To You

You may hear the term "restorative massage" and wonder what it means. Many people know some of the basics of massage therapy, but they don't understand its core function. That function is healing, not simply relaxation as some believe. Healing implies restoration. Here's what a restorative massage can give back to you. Restoring Circulation – Massage improves blood circulation. Many massage techniques exist for that specific purpose. With improvement in circulation also comes various other helpful physical improvements as well.