Benefits related to massage therapy are:
- pain reduction;
- function improvement;
- the blood flow increase;
- muscle tension decrease.
As well as demonstrated, massage has a psychological effect such as reduction of the level of the anxiety.
AT 5 STAR CLINIC WE OFFER MAINLY 3 TYPES OF MASSAGE:
1.Deep tissue massage/Sport massage:
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that uses slow and firmer strokes and pressure, such as deep finger pressure or rubbing, concentrated on particular areas. Practitioners to achieve the desired effect may use their forearms, elbows, fingertips and knuckles as well as their hands. These target areas are usually called trigger points which can become activated by muscle overuse or as well due to muscle inactivity.
Other causes are minor or major trauma; inflammation; electrolyte imbalances; hormone imbalances (firstly high levels of cortisol).
Trigger points are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle.
On examination, we can find palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibres. The active trigger point hurts when pressed with a finger and causes pain around it and can refer in other areas.
It seems to cause weakness, reduce proprioception and reduce flexibility in the muscle where is located. Deep tissue massage aims to increase the blood flow in the area, deactivate these trigger points and reduce the pain and the muscle stiffness.
The facial massage is performed as a gentle massage on the facial and scalp area that influences the autonomic nervous system activity, reducing anxiety and stress. Since there is a strict relationship between the skin and the brain in the stress response, therefore a reduction in the stress activity might bring benefit to the facial skin as well.
Nevertheless, we need to take into account the benefit of the massage such as blood flow increase; muscle tension decrease and muscle function improvement.
Nowadays life flies fast, being full of commitment. Usually, we do not dedicate enough time for recovery, for sleep, for physical activity, increasing the body and mind level of stress.
Well-known beneficial effects of massage therapy are:
- releasing endorphins;
- helping to reduce stress;
- increasing Oxytocin hormone;
- reducing Adrenocorticotropin hormone (stress hormone).
At 5 STAR CLINIC, we use a moderate pressure massage to stimulate the pressure receptors and we implement the massage with reflex areas/points that could increase the vagal activity which further improves the soothing and relaxing effects of the massage. All these effects together will not only relax your body and mind but will bring them in a state of recovery.