How Does Massage Relieve Pain
Nerve and tissue responses
Soft tissues respond to massage. Tense muscles can put pressure on nerves and blood vessels causing pain and decreased circulation of blood and oxygen.
Massage relieves tension from tense muscles and increases the flow of oxygen throughout the body. Once the circulation of oxygen and blood is stable, the body will function properly. Massage helps relax muscles therefore reduce these problems.
- How important is it to feel pain?
Pain is a natural signal that warns us of abnormalities within the body. It is a warning that should not be ignored.
The response to pain is to warn us that something is wrong with the body. Our brain instincts will instruct us to seek appropriate treatment. based on experience Information and knowledge acquired the brain learns that Pain is something wrong with the body. The brain will begin to remind us to start figuring out the cause of the pain.
- Which pain can be treated or eliminated by massage?
Pain can negatively affect a person's quality of life and can slow down recovery from injury. Massage can help reduce pain symptoms such as headaches, lower back pain, wrist itching, etc.
When pain is reduced the connective tissues of body are restored and as result work more efficiently.
In addition, massage also has an emotional effect. This feeling of calm spread to the spiritual level and mind responds with a profound sense of well-being.