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The general benefits of therapeutic massage

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 7:55 AM Comments comments ()
Massage manipulations can be applied in a systematic approach or plan to influence conditions that affect physical function.
Skeletal muscles respond with direct biomechanical effects. Within this response, biomechanical effects encourage or produce reflex reactions that involve the nervous system and chemical responses. A variety of responses are reached at many levels. The nervous system can respond through the reflex arc, secretion of endorphins and other neural chemicals, and the release of histamine and other cellular secretions. The release of chemicals substances affects a structure or system of the body directly or indirectly. 
The foundation for the benefits of massage therapy is understanding the nature of effects on circulation, elimination, and nervous system control. Circulation is primarily improved by direct biomechanical responses to manipulations. A secondary benefit is obtained through reflex responses encouraging chemical secretion, which affects nervous system control.
Circulation improvement occurs as nutrients, oxygen, and arterial blood components are delivered to the local area being manipulated or are distributed to the general circulation. The benefit of circulatory improvement is the secondary effect of improved filtration and elimination of carbon dioxide, metabolites, and biochemical  byproducts that are transported in  the venous blood, improved circulation, with its ability to affect elimination, generally enhances the abilities of the structures to benefit and support normal function. When nutrition is improved and elimination enhanced, the structures of localized areas, tissues and systems are given the opportunity to maximize the potential for normal function. 
Massage manipulations directly benefit restrictions to muscle tissue function. Mechanical benefits and reflex responses combine to help the muscular soft tissues respond through circulation improvement and elimination of byproducts. Mechanical effects on muscular tissues include influence on the stretching of the muscles fibers and changes in connective tissue structures. The reflex effects encourage relaxation of the tissues through change in motor nerve output and chemical secretions.
Clients receiving massage therapy report a variety of sensations, emotions, feelings and mental perceptions, that are subjective, difficult to measure, and unique to the individual.
Therapeutic massage benefits conditions by encouraging the body through the phases involved in rehabilitation, restoration, and normalization of anatomic and physiologic function and ability. Psychological benefits occur subjectively, according to the individual in response to therapy with secondary effects that influence sensation and pain perception. Objective and subjective result of therapy combine to create individual responses that affect the desired health outcome. 

Sports massage

Posted on March 27, 2011 at 8:16 AM Comments comments ()
Visit Health and Relax in South West London for Great Sports Massage
To treat specific injuries or pain in South West London, sports massage is a good choice. It is important that the therapist understands your needs and concerns. The sports massage therapist should be trained and certified. Our team can help you get a wonderful sports massage. Call 07877 015550 or email [email protected] to discuss sports massage with Health and Relax. We can give you the sports massage you need.
Receive an Excellent Sports Massage in South West London
In the beginning, sports massage in South West London was intended for athletes. Many more people besides athletes can benefit from sports massage. Reasons why people are treated with sports massage include chronic pain and injury to range-of-motion conditions. There are a lot of places that offer sports massage; gyms, spas, and training rooms are some of these. You could benefit from a sports massage, if you are suffering a specific problem,. We look forward to seeing you.
in South West London.
What are the Benefits of Sports Massage?
Originally sports massage was to help athletes prepare their bodies. Optimal performance, quick recovery after an event, and to function well during training, are the goals of the massage. Preventing injury in particular is an advantage that sports massage was, and still is, believed to have. Regular sports massage appointments should help the candidate heal. The massage therapist usually concentrates on a single area. If you would like to learn more about sports massage, please contact our staff in South West London.
Gain Knowledge on Sports Massage in South West London
Sports massage in South West London is also a type of Swedish massage. Stimulating the flow of blood and lymph fluid is the goal of sports massage. The massage is very targeted and can include special therapy to remove knots in muscle. As well as loosening knots and increasing blood flow, a sports massage can help improve the range of motion for different body parts. Sports massage usually never includes a full body massage. To learn more about sports massage, please contact us in South West London.
Options on Sports Massages in South West London
Sports massage is available in four major different ways. Pre-event sports massage is a quick massage that takes place about 15 - 45 minutes before the event. After the sports event a post-event sports massage could be done. Restorative sports massage is given during training to allow athletes to train harder with the chance less or no injury. You can trust us in South West London at Health and Relax for a rehabilitative sports massage.