“Oh to be young again”, has been a common phrase for years. Many experience the feeling of wanting to go back to the more youthful time of their lives. Early in life, most people don’t have to worry about an aching back, or being stiff after doing their favorite activities. However, with the help of massage therapy, 50 can be the new 30. Massage can make you feel energized and more flexible giving you the feeling of youth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1930 the average life expectancy in the United States for both sexes and all races was only about 60 years old. Today that average has risen to about 79 years old. We are living almost 20 years longer which means our bodies are enduring more in our everyday lives. Our muscles can get stiff and sore after doing simple daily activities, our immune system weakens, and we lose some of our flexibility. Something as natural as a massage can help rejuvenate your life in more ways than one. Massage can strengthen the immune system, relax and renew sore muscles, as well as increase flexibility.
According to the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, massage increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. It also relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles. A higher amount of oxygen in the blood also boosts the immune system. This allows the body to fight off more disease. A stronger immune system can help you bounce back from sickness faster and more effectively, preserving your youth.
A good massage can also help the muscles rid themselves of waste products such as lactic acid reducing stiffness and soreness. When you are feeling slow and sore, massage can give you a renewed strength to get through long days like you did in your youth.
Massage has also been known to increase flexibility. According to a study conducted at the Chiang Mai University in Thailand and published in 2008, have proven a significant increase in the flexibility of the study group after receiving a Thai Medical Massage versus the control group. The results of this particular study also showed that Thai Medical massage can reduce muscle stiffness and relieve tension.
The effectiveness of Thai Medical massage in regards to improving flexibility is due to the fact that the massage relieves muscle tension as well as reduces muscle fatigue. The stretching movements also help increase joint mobility by stimulating the body's natural production of joint lubricants and by keeping the cartilage free of contaminating toxins.
Paul Scholl, Nationally Certified Therapist in Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) at Living Touch Massage stated, “Thai Medical massage is a great way to increase your flexibility. Our clients leave their appointment feeling rejuvenated.”
Living Touch Massage offers many others services such as a relaxing Swedish or Therapeutic Massage or a restorative Deep Tissue Massage.
Let Paul and Rita at Living Touch Massage help you feel young again. Simply call or text Living Touch Massage today or book an appointment at (218) 368-2964.