According to my latest findings related to Massage Therapy and the healthy benefits that can be experienced from such a simple treatment, many do not avail themselves of this alternative health-care for their physical bodies. Some do not because of the prohibitive cost of anywhere up to $70.00 an hour or more. Some because the availability of a good massage therapist simply does not exist within a reasonable traveling distance of their home. Or the lack of conducive help and attention from love ones that simply do not know how to help you in this area. Loved ones can buy a DVD and learn how to do these simplest of techniques, they don’t have to be a pro. But they have to have the care, the desire and ambition to help you. That’s all.
Well, my friends, let me tell you something good. Massage therapy of the human body is welcome by anyone that sincerely wants to give their aching muscles a little attention. The human body loves attention. A rub here, a tap there, causes all sorts of surface stimulation that the surface of the skin receives from sensory cells that will welcome any help it can get.
Now let’s get down to the gist of this topic. Massage is considered Static Exercise. Which means in this discussion, for the receiver to get their body exercised while they themselves are lying still. Sounds good already, huh?
Ok? Now, here are some of the benefits of massage therapy. Therapeutic Massage: is good for stress reduction, pain relief, and overall well being. Aids in removing waste thru the Lymphatic System, removes debris from the skin and red blood cells. Pathogenic toxins and cancer cells, while strengthening the immune system. Effleurage massage: is a fast, brisk, light motion back and forth across the surface of the skin to increase the heat on the surface of the skin. This helps the arteries, veins, nodes as well as the lymphatic system. Musculoskeletal Massage: helps to rid the ligament’s, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves of pain. I know this one especially well.
There, do you see what I am trying to tell you? The greatest thing about Massage Therapy is, at the onset of pain, soreness, stiffness, physical tension and anxiety, start working on your body then, even at the first sign of discomfort. I cannot stress this strong enough. Don’t procrastinate and put off your body when it is trying to relay a message to your “grey matter” that you have a problem coming your way. It is your body, take care of it immediately. If you wait days, weeks, months, years, you are a candidate for the Doctor’s office, for electrical treatment, surgery, corrective therapy and a whole plethora of expensive medical bills, and hardship on yourself and your family. Take care of you immediately. That body is the only thing that you really own. That body is the House for the Soul, take care of the House, and your Soul will take care of YOU. Do the preventive thing, please?
I performed those types of massage therapies on others, and have seen some very good benefits with my own eyes. My Mother was able to walk without limping again, and dancing, she was 77 yo. Another lady had problems with her ligaments and tendons. I was able to help her to regain better mobility to go back to dancing, she was in her early fifties. My Grandmother was about to lose her left leg from a mild and advancing onset of Gangrene, she kept the leg, but she did lose her index toe on her left foot. I had to fight with the Doctors on this one. Power of Attorney, signed by her for me to take care of her, and I did. There are more that I could list here. Some of you will see me one day, and I will go into greater detail, with no time restraints.
I am not exaggerating here. You see the HEALER is within YOU. I simply brought the necessary catalytic event of LOVE and WILLINGNESS and SKILLS and ENERGY, to help wake up the Healer inside them. I kind of JUMP- STARTED them, if you will. Pun intended ;- ) But massage therapy works.
This is my work, to teach, counsel and educate the chosen few, that is willing to listen and DO IT. Go with GOD, when the smoke clears, YOU will still be standing. Life is not easy, you will have to work for your own sense of mental peace and physical wellness. Your body is YOUR responsibility. Take care of it. May life be good to you all.