Massage treatment has become rather popular nowadays. This is a form of therapy which can be applied to definite parts of the body or successively to the whole body. So, massage can be used with the purpose of treating the body: healing injuries, relieving psychological stress, managing pain, relieving tension and improving blood circulation.
Massage treatment cannot be fully described without the benefits it provides to the human body by treating the spirit. Massage is known to bring relief to all the people not depending on their age or social status - from infants to senior people. Both competitive athletes, overstressed people and home gardeners can benefit from treating the spirit with massage therapy.
Speaking about treating the spirit I can't but mention that in 1986 the Touch Research Institute of the Miami University published a significant work regarding massage and emotional health and the effects of massage treatment on premature babies. According to this outstanding research the premature babies who received massage treatment showed 48% greater weight gain and shorter hospital stays comparing with infants who didn't receive such massage therapy.
It goes without saying that babies and infants are not the only benefactors from message treating the spirit and body. The feeling of being touched in a caring, safe and compressive manner bring a person a powerful experience, treats both the body and spirit and reminds that he or she isn't alone in this world. This can be applied to both children and adult people because all of us need touch and tactile stimulation.
Every more or less educated person knows that many modern studies in the field of massage treatment continue to reveal the certain link between emotional and physical health. And further the effect of massage therapy will be documented. However, many people don't need this documentation because it can be enough to experience a good massage treatment to know its beneficial effect on both the body and soul.
Massage treatment is known to address a variety of health conditions. The most prevalent of them is stress-related tension which account approximately 90% of diseases (according to experts point of view). Massage has lots of advantages in treating the spirit. But at the same time it is widely used in treating the human body including such conditions as cancer-related fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, age-related disorders, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, spinal cord injuries, autism, immunity suppression, etc.
Among the main physiological effect of massage treatment are the following: increasing the circulation and therefore - allowing the human body to pump more nutrients and oxygen into the tissues and vital body organs, stimulating the human lymph system and natural defense against various toxin invaders from the pollution, relaxing the injured and overused muscles and joints, reducing cramping and spasms, increasing the joints flexibility, etc.