A full body massage is a massage given by a therapist during a during a Therapeutic Massage which includes back, shoulders, legs, feet, arms, hands and neck. The full body massage lasts for 50 minutes. In the course of a full body massage, the therapist generally start from back and shoulders and then moves down to the body.
Whether you go for Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Hot Stone Massage or lomi-lomi, most massages at spas will be full-body massages. In case, if you have a problem in a certain part of the body or an injury, then you can request your therapist to spend more time on that area. And, in case you want your therapist to spend time on certain areas and you don’t want your therapist to less time on other areas then you need to fix an appointment prior to the massage for a longer period of massage, such as 75 to 90 minutes. In this way, you can get a full body massage with more focus you need in specific areas. The term full body massage when massage originated in the 19th century was coined as a massage which covers the whole body.
According to Patricia J Benjamin, full body massage had its origin in the famous Rest Cure for a debilitating melancholy "neurasthenia". It was common among society ladies in the late 19th century.
Every kind of massage is famous for its capability to reduce stress level in a person. It also helps in reducing anxiety and depression. Strangely, there is no study available that proves that the full body massage reduces the depression symptoms but some people with depression feel that they have felt relieved after massage. According to Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals massage offers other benefits for your well-being, such as better sleep, increased energy, better concentration and less fatigue.
A full body massage can also relieve pain and stiffness in the body. According to the studies, it release endorphins, which act as a pain reliever. Massage sometimes also helps relieve migraine pain. It has the tendency to soften the muscles that are tired, overused or otherwise sore. A massage may help an athlete's sore muscles after a hard workout or benefit a sports injury.
Massage increases circulation by assisting oxygen and nutrients to reach tissues and organs. It also help control blood pressure. Undoubtedly, these benefits offer positive medical benefits, but to cure yourself permanently, you should continue regular medical care with your health care professional, especially if you have a medical condition.
According to Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, the massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which enhances the immune system and protect the body from any disease or internal injury.
The primary motive to give a massage to someone is to make him feel relax. Thus, deep tissue massage also plays the similar role. It helps a person to ease the stress in a healthy manner. In a journal of the National Medical Association, it was observed in 2003 that 60 to 80 percent of people prone to stress visit doctor’s clinic. Stress can damage the mental and then physical health of a person. So, it is very important for a person to stay away from unwanted stress.
Deep tissue massage also eases the pain. In a research published in an April 2014 issue of Manual Therapy, it was found that deep tissue massage to posterior calf muscles, along with self-stretching exercises can help in the reduction of participants’ pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Additionally, deep tissue massage can also be used for fibromyalgia, tennis elbow or low-back pain, potentially providing some much-needed relief.
It helps to remove scar tissues and makes it easy for the muscles to move. Scars tissues are formed when the skin is injured or damaged. Such scars sometimes occur deeper in the body. Deep tissue massage is the massage that fixes the scars and heals the skin.
Deep tissue massage can also lower the blood pressure. A study published in 2008 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported muscle spasm or strain. In a survey, the blood pressure and heart rate were accessed prior to a 45 to 60-minute deep tissue massage. It was founded that after deep tissue massage, the patient had lower systolic and diastolic pressure, as well as heart rates around 10 beats less per minute.
If you want to offer these benefits to clients, consider becoming trained in deep tissue massage. With it, you can be prepared to better serve athletes, people managing chronic pain, and other specialized populations.
Deep tissue massage helps to relax muscles, increases the flow of blood oxygen in the body. The people who are recovering from accidents and sports injuries are greatly affected by deep tissue massage. It also breaks down scar tissue and knots in the muscles.
At our massage therapy center, each massage is customized according to the client’s individual needs as well as the therapist’s own talents and training.
If you are planning for deep tissue massage, let your therapist know if you:
This is also not recommended for people who have acute or long-term mental health problems.
Massage is often recommended after injury or surgery as it can help:
Even for the healthiest person, massage offers major benefits like: