The idea of using pressure and friction on the human body for health and relaxation is not new. Massage was prevalant in the time of the Roman empire: if you went to the baths it would be common to have a body rub in addition to the hot and cold tubs. The Greeks as well had it, and before them the Egyptians and the Chinese, and the Indians. There are even some European cave paintings that suggest massage may date back thousands of years earlier. So the practices and the understanding of their benefits predate a lot of our modern medical science.
In recent times, getting yourself relieved from stress is not at all easy. The only way to get your body and mind relaxed is by a body massage. A body massage involves rubbing of the skin, muscles and ligaments. A massage can help in an immense way to get relieved from stress. Nowadays this new way of removing stress is also prescribed by doctors. A body massage can help both mentally and physically, and this is why this is adapted by numerous people.
The aromatherapy is a special massage with vast therapeutic benefits. This massage comprises of the extensive use of essential oils, which are incorporated with strong yet soothing fragrances. This fragrance, once inhaled by the nostrils titillates the brain and stimulates it to relax the various body muscles. It also helps in relieving high blood pressure and hence works wonders for stress conditions.
What comes in your mind when I ask you about most precious thing in your life. Your super expensive bungalow? A car? Or something other than that. But, all this are perishable. How can they be the most valuable? What if, you have big furnished home to live in, but could not enjoy? A big car but, could not drive? Why? Because, you are not good at health. Someone has well said “Health is Wealth” And it really means. You can't compare your health with any of your costly assets. Just being healthy is not enough.
As anyone who has ever suffered from a strain or stress injury or faced down chronic pain can tell you, dealing with physical ailments is never easy nor comfortable. Everyday tasks can become difficult, and everything from your social life to your career can suffer as a result.
Many people always they say will try to be healthier, or try and get a workout in, or try to eat better, and the list of tries goes on and on.The thing is we can all try, but to be your best we must DO! At what point do you say you want to be your best? At what point do you make your well being be a priority? At what point do you want to be healthy every day of your life? At what point do you decide that you want to have the opportunity to live as long as you can?
Active people take hits. They get bumps, bruises, aches, and pains. Some are ER worthy in which case the patient will undergo physician’s care. Others are mere inconveniences that cause pain, swelling, discoloration, and irritation. Instances of pain are normal, chronic pain is not. There are solutions and preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the body’s reaction to active lifestyle occurrences.
In Myofascial Release Part 1 I reviewed in general the structure and function of the connective tissue that surrounds the muscles, which is the target structure of myofascial release. Now that we have a basic understanding of what the fascia is and what it does, let’s review some of the issues that myofascial release is meant to alleviate.