Life seems to take us all in a hurry: the days pass quickly in traffic jams, work, studies, family, etc. And although we are used to this way of life, it is impossible for our bodies to avoid the pressure of daily routine, which ends up stressing and weakening us.
Stress seems to be the hallmark of humanity in this century, it begins to manifest itself in mood swings and leads us to experience psychosomatic illnesses or psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
Taking care of our physical and mental state is of great importance in order to have a balanced life, that is why we must also try, as far as possible, to relieve the unpleasant symptoms that routine produces in us; for this there are different methods: exercise, going on holiday, meditation or a good session of massotherapy. In this article, I will talk to you about this last option, massotherapy. You will see how beneficial it can be for your health.
Massotherapy: what is it and what are its benefits?
Massotherapy is an ancestral rehabilitation technique that has been integrated into physiotherapy. Massotherapy applies various massage techniques for therapeutic and preventive purposes; it is ideal for accelerating recovery from various injuries (such as sprains, fibre ruptures, spasms, myofascial traps and low back pain), tendonitis, relieving fractures, reducing stress, promoting circulation, relaxing muscles and improving the body’s metabolism by stimulating adipose tissue, among others.
Massotherapy techniques influence the body through pressure, rhythmic movements, friction and maneuvers on the skin that bring muscle relaxation. Some techniques used in massotherapy are:
– Lymphatic drainage: this massotherapy technique activates the functioning of the lymphatic system to improve the elimination of interstitial fluid (the fluid between molecules).
Lymphatic drainage is perfect for weight loss because it accelerates the elimination of cell remains, toxins and excess liquids; it also helps to eliminate cellulite, improves self-healing processes, helps to fight acne, oedema, etc.
- Swedish massage: this massage is a real relaxing experience. To perform Swedish massage, therapists use techniques such as vibration, friction, gliding and pressure. The goal of Swedish massage is to restore the body’s natural balance and energy, eliminate tension and firm muscles and joints.
The gentle, slow movements of Swedish massage eliminate stress and body aches and pains.
- Sports massage (Kinesitherapy, Orthotherapy): massotherapy techniques have proven to be a very effective way to improve and recuperate the physical performance of athletes. Sports massage is perfect because it meets everyone’s needs. For example, you may need a preparatory massage, which conditions your muscles for activities; if you have been through an intense exercise session and your muscles are tense, a recovery massage is ideal for you; on the other hand, if you have suffered an injury and want to recover, what you need is a therapeutic massage.
The goal of sports massage (preparatory, recovery or therapeutic) is to avoid muscle spasms, contractures and other types of injuries.
- Therapeutic massage (Kinesitherapy, Orthotherapy): this type of massage is based on creating muscle and joint relaxation through specific maneuvers and passive, active and counteractive mobilizations . The goal of the therapeutic massage is to restore normal movement to the area of the body in pain.
In general, massages harmonize the nervous system and induce muscle relaxation, improve circulation, reduce stress and improve the quality of sleep. So don’t hesitate to go to a specialized massotherapy centre and give your body the well-being it deserves.
If you are looking for a massotherapy, kinesitherapy or orthotherapy centre in Saint-Hubert or the surrounding area, your best option is Myozen.
Myozen orthotherapy and family massotherapy clinic has a team of physiotherapists and orthotherapists who specialize in techniques that will help you achieve optimal health. If you would like to know more about the services offered by Myozen, visit https://www.myozen.ca.
Get balance and well-being only with Myozen!