9 Benefits of Getting a Massage With Herbal Oil

October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

It has been hotly debated whether or not the massage therapist should use herbal oil as part of the general massage of the entire body. As a recipient of regular massage, I find that the oil benefits me greatly by reducing the friction between me and the therapist’s hands.

Whether or not the massage therapist uses oil, there are health benefits to getting a massage.

A good massage:

  1. Relieves high blood pressures and promotes normal blood pressure.
  2. Relieves stress-related disorders associated with sleeplessness and headaches.
  3. Relieves many kinds of aches and pains especially in the joints.
  4. Promotes normal heart rhythm and increases the efficiency of the heart.
  5. Enhances skin tone and increases the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues and organs.
    Relieves depression and anxiety.
  6. Improves muscle tone and increases mobility and flexibility.
  7. Relieves indigestion and constipation and helps to remove gastrointestinal gases associated with bloating and flatulence.
  8. Stimulates the lymphatic system by promoting the elimination of waste products, such as lactic acid, from your cells and tissues. This lactic acid can contribute to joint and muscle stiffness.

Keep in mind that a good massage is not the answer to cure or treat any disorder. It is simply a procedure to rejuvenate, repair wasted tissues, promote energy, and enhance function in the bodily organs. It is natural to feel relaxed and energized when the body has received a proper massage especially when more fatigued or ailing body parts receive a good massage.

It is incorrect to assume that a good massage is possible through the use of oils on the body. Each client is different and will have his/her preferences. The use of oils is only one aspect of massage therapy. There are other techniques within the profession of massage therapy that are practiced regularly. They include but are not limited to reflexology, shiatsu, panchakarma, Swedish/Western massage, Thai massage, and myofascial release.

Massage therapy is not an absolute way to obtaining optimal health. It does not replace traditional medicine. Massage therapy helps to relax your muscles, remove mental and physical fatigue, improve circulation, improve digestion, and give you an increased sense of well-being.

Micaela Romualdez is a freelance article writer for DFWChiroMassage. She enjoys writing on topics such as chiropractic, rolfing, massage therapy benefits, homeopathy, Ayurvedic medicine, nutrition, and other types of alternative health care.

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