Did You Know?
What most people are not aware of is that your muscles extend and contract simultaneously. For example take your rib cage your lungs and your diaphragm rely on intercostal muscles that line your rib cage to compress and extend in your breathing, and/or singing, laughing, yawning, burping, Etc. The simplest motion of a cough whether it’s due to being congested or ill or even from smoking or asthmatic reaction the coughing actually causes muscles of the back and rib cage to contract and extend simultaneously, sometimes you will even feel one of your bones in your body pop in reaction to this tug of war.
Massage therapy promotes circulation in the endocrine and circulatory systems. With the fluid motions of Massage, a therapist can assist the pumping of blood, water, and lymphatic fluid through the entire body.
The variety of massage techniques that Jessica has been trained in can help alleviate the unavoidable strain that your everyday movement puts on your body.
Also, it helps the body to not have to work as hard which is why you get the relaxation feeling after a massage. The therapist does all the work so your body doesn’t have to push or pump so hard.
Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them.
Helping Cancer Patients
I have been able to help many women who have dealt with breast cancer and lymph node removal using a therapy called lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage is a lighter fluid motion to help move the lymphatic fluid throughout the body when lymph nodes are not present to pump the fluid through itself.
Bringing balance back to your body
Another popular technique is reflexology, this can be done on your feet hands and ears. Reflexology is the use of pressure points similar to acupuncture in the case that it uses the meridian lines of the body to coordinate with the internal organs and bony junctions of your body.