Massage therapies are now widely available in many health centers and clubs. It is not limited to luxury spas and other upscale health clubs. It's always rejuvenating to have a body massage done in order to keep all sorts of tensions and discomforts at bay.
For massage therapy to be done, the therapies usually use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use the other parts of body such as forearms, elbows and even feet.
Oil massage improves overall health, increases longevity, perks up skin tone and hair, and works well for anti-ageing. A full body massage hydrates skin, aids blood circulation, muscle relaxation, calms the nervous system, and improves lymphatic circulation, which helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.
A massage also gives you time to unwind. Those one or two hours of 'me time' have a huge emotional benefit. Experts explain that negative thought processes, worries and anxiety are all released after a massage session and toxins are flushed out.
How massage therapy connects your body and mind?
So often we talk about the mind and body connection, how one impacts the other. In truth, there is no such thing as a mind/body connection – they are the same thing. You are a whole, not just parts of you. Any thought or feeling or physical sensation you have will have an impact on the rest of you. It is impossible to separate.