Logos massageWestern medicine has for a long time ignored that a pleasant treatment like a massage can have a healing effect. In recent years, there have been more and more studies that confirm the healing effect of getting a massage. So, we now know that even getting a 10 minute massage lowers your blood pressure and slows your heart rate. After receiving a massage your cortisol level in your blood decreases. Cortisol is a hormone that is produced in a response to stress. The decreasing of the cortisol level ensures in turn that your serotonin level increases. Serotonin has among others a positive impact on your mood.
 
Here are some of the most prominent health benefits of receiving a massage:
  • Massage creates a relaxed feeling and is therefore beneficial with all kinds of mental problems such as stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Massage helps in controlling your blood sugar levels and can work curative or preventive with diabetes.
  • Massage stimulates your immune system and increases the number of white blood cells in your blood that protect the body against infections.
  • Massage provides a deep relaxation leading to a better night’s sleep.
  • Massage ensures a faster muscle recovery after a workout.
  • Massage make your skin shine when receiving a massage regularly.
  • Massage improves blood circulation, thus improving the body's own healing capacity.
  • Massage stimulates digestion.
  • Massage leads to a higher concentration level and less fatigue.
  • Massage is effective in the treatment of back pain, and massage is beneficial with all types of pain.
So getting a regular massage, is a good choice and should be seriously considered if you want to live a healthier life.
 
I've learned massage together with my wife Debby in Trat, Thailand. We studied under the guidance of our teacher mr. Sit at Thai Spa Burapa. We successfully completed the courses in foot reflexology, Thai massage and Swedish massage. If you want to make an appointment for any of these massage types have a look at the page 'contact / donations'.
 
Foot reflexologyWith reflexology treatment you stimulate the reflex zones on the feet so as to obtain a deep relaxation and stimulate the natural healing process of the body. The theory behind reflexology says that all parts of the body are connected with certain reflex zones on the hands and feet. By stimulating these reflex zones you can trigger a reaction in the corresponding body part. So by just massaging the feet you can work on the whole body.
 
Thai massageThai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, is an ancient technique of massage based on accupressure, Indian Ayurvedic medicine and yoga postures. While getting a Thai massage no oil is used and you can wear some loose fitting clothes.
 
Swedish massage is the most common form of massage in the West and is also called classical massage. With a Swedish massage, in contrast to Thai massage, the massage therapist works almost exclusively with his hands. With a Swedish massage massage-oil is used to decrease the resistance of the skin. Read more about these forms of massage in the articles that you find in the menu.

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