Body Massage for Stress Relief
Getting a body massage is a great way to help relieve stress naturally. We all know that stress causes illness. The things that are known to cause stress are children, job, money, relationships, and time – you name it – even extended family.
One can manage stress to a certain degree. Some people do better than others. The key is to find relief naturally through massage therapy. Because the nerves in the body are interconnected, a pressure point blocking a nerve in one area in the body can block the function of another part of the body. Through massages the blocked nerve can be relieved and the nerves function better and the body becomes healthier.
For example, if a person has a pressure point in the upper back it can block a nerve going to the lungs. This is because the nerves branch out from one another. If, in this example, the nerves are blocked to the lungs, what kind of problems do you think this person can have? That’s right lung congestion, bronchitis, or even pneumonia or asthma.
The basic idea, then, in massage therapy is to find the areas of pressure points and treat them to open up nerve pathways again.
Because of the anatomy of the body, it is easy to associate certain pressure points with different problems in the body. For example, nerves that extend from the back area between the shoulder blades control the stomach. If there are pressure points between the shoulders that are blocking this nerve flow to the stomach, this could result in an upset stomach.
By treating these points with massage therapy, the nerve flow once again opens up and the stomach ache resolves.
The person experiencing the stomachache may or may not have pain between the shoulders. But when these points are treated, it is often noticed that they are tender. The same goes for headaches, back pain and other conditions. Massage therapy is not a cure-all. It is simply a very effective technique that works more times than it doesn’t. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand it, and almost anyone can apply it on themselves and others.
The problem we are facing with our health care system is that there are too many rocket scientists out there. The ways some doctors view our bodies and mismanage them with unnecessary treatment are tainting our view and patience with the current medical profession.
Some studies report that 80 percent of all surgeries are unnecessary and that a large percentage of all emergency room admissions, up to 50 percent, are due to a reaction of a prescription drug. Perhaps, taking a view of an alternative or preventive way, like massage therapy, to treat the body naturally may make sense.
Massage is not a substitute for the medical profession. It is just a rudimentary part of taking care of the body. The idea here is that if you apply massage therapy and other prudent healthy life activities, you will be in the category of health, not sickness.