Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin and relax the mind; it also works on the soft tissues to improve muscle tone.
Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy and also combines science and art. Practitioners learn specific techniques for massage and use their sense of touch to determine the right amount of pressure to apply to each person and locate areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an important component in the healing relationship.
How Can Massage Be Medically Beneficial?
When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.
Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to body tissues. This can assist the lymphatic system in the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease. It eases tense and knotted muscles and stiff joints, improving mobility and flexibility.
Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general well-being and enhance self-esteem, while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, and skin tone. It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.
Massage therapy helps relax, re-align and rejuvenate the body. There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, in today’s fast paced society where we are time poor and stress is now proven medically to cause illness, we can all benefit from improving on stress-management. The experienced, professional Caci therapist will design an effective customised massage treatment to suit your individual needs.
What does it do?
Gentle massage affects the nervous system through nerve endings in the skin, stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural 'feel good' chemicals, to help induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, to relieve pain and reduce levels of stress chemicals such as cortisol and noradrenaline. It helps reverse the damaging effects of stress by slowing heart rate, respiration and metabolism and lowering raised blood pressure.
Some Benefits of Massage
- Improves breathing
- Improves circulation
- Enhances well-being
- Improve circulation of blood and lymph
- Elimination of metabolic wastes
- Balancing of Blood Pressure
- Improved flexibility and range of motion in joints
- Increased suppleness and elasticity of muscles
- Decreased healing time for injuries to soft tissue
- Relief of headaches (including Migraines)
- Adjusted attitude (beneficial for alleviating depression)
- Improves sleep
Massage at Caci
Relax with a half hour or one hour full body massage at selected Caci clinics. Contact your preferred Caci on 0800 438 438 to book.