When you hear the word “massage”, what automatically goes into your mind? You might immediately think of the pain-relieving effects of massage and the relaxing ambiance of the massage room.
But aside from these benefits, massage therapy actually offers many health benefits. It is a holistic traditional therapy that promotes overall health and well-being.
These health benefits may not be known to most people, so we made a list of the top 5 health benefits of massage that you might not know about.
Massage therapy does not only target muscle groups and joints to relieve pain and tension. Different types of massage treatments can also benefit other body systems, such as the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive system. How?
The Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) massage is a great example of a holistic massage therapy. The CNT massage targets specific areas in the abdomen to regulate the flow of Qi, or life energy. The careful deep massage strokes realign the abdominal organs, such as the kidneys, bladder, liver, pancreas, uterus, and spleen to promote better functioning and reduce discomfort. This massage technique also detoxifies the body, improves digestion, and promotes better lymphatic flow. By massaging the area near the pelvis, the CNT massage also improves the function of the reproductive system in females.
The effects of CNT massage truly benefit the whole body!
Massage treatment is also a good way to detoxify the body. Massage movements help improve the blood flow to not only deliver nutrients to the different organs but also stimulate the removal of metabolic wastes from the cells.
The Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage is a special type of massage that is crafted for the purpose of improving lymphatic flow. By stimulating the flow of lymph, the MLD massage helps in flushing out excess fluids, metabolic wastes, and harmful bacteria out of your system. MLD massage is also recommended by doctors as a supplementary healing method to reduce pain, congestion, and fatigue in people with chronic diseases.
Massage not only can relieve your body aches and relaxes your mind, but it can also help you fight the signs of ageing. Yes, you read that right. Massage can make you look younger!
Different massage types offer anti-ageing benefits. One example is the Bojin Orthopaedic massage. It is an ancient Chinese massage treatment that improves blood flow and has a muscle firming effect. Improving the blood flow results in the efficient delivery of nutrients to different organs in the body, including the skin. This keeps the skin nourished and glowing. The muscle toning effect is achieved through the precise massage movements, thus preventing the appearance of sagging skin.
Another massage technique that provides anti-ageing benefits is the Moxa Signature Massage with heated Bian stone. The heated Bian stone is known to have antioxidant properties. The antioxidant effect of Bian stone help the cells in our body to fight off aging and damage.
Other massage therapy techniques that can improve blood circulation and relax the muscles include the Deep Tissue Massage, 4P Tension Relief Massage, Thai Fusion Massage, Acupressure Massage, and Body Scrub treatments.
The essential oils and body scrubs used during massage treatment sessions benefit the skin. The oils and scrubs are formulated with nourishing substances that soothe and brighten the skin.
Boosting the immunity is a must especially now that there are a lot of illnesses that may take advantage of your health if your immunity is weak. The good news is that massage therapy boosts immunity by stimulating the production of immunity cells such as the white blood cells.
Some special types of massage enhance the function of the immune system via other means. For example, the Moxa Signature Massage with heated Bian stone uses the magnetic field and ultrasonic pulses that come from the Bian stone to activate dormant immune cells in the body.
This enhances their function to fight off infections. Another immunity-boosting massage technique is the Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). This type of massage improves the flow of body fluids that contain wastes, bacteria, and viruses. These fluids are transported to the lymph nodes which will inactivate the harmful viruses and bacteria.
It is a known fact that massage helps us relax our senses during the therapy session. But what most people do not realize is that the effects of massage on our emotional health go beyond the therapy session. Massage therapy has long-term effects on our psyche.
The Moxa Signature Massage with heated Bian stone is a perfect example this. The heated Bian stone used during the massage can stimulate the functions of the pineal gland to regulate mood swings and help improve sleep patterns. People experiencing sleep problems like insomnia can benefit from the Moxa Signature Massage with heated Bian stone.
The Chi Nei Tsang massage features deep abdominal massage that helps in deep relaxation. Clients are actually encouraged to let the emotions to flow and let them go as they go through the massage therapy session.
Acupressure pressure massage has long been used in traditional medicine to aid in self-healing and achieving emotional balance. By targeting key pressure points in the body, this massage enhances your overall sense of wellbeing.
Now you have more reasons to get that relaxing massage experience in Singapore. Book your next session now to reward yourself and improve your health!