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Lauren Richmond

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Transcript of cosmetology

psychology and effects of masssage Ever wondered what massage can you do for you? Well, here it is. Studies on the psychological effects are few in number, however recent research seems to demonstrate massage having positive effects on perceptions of recovery. Massage is an old technique that has been greatly employed during labour. A control study was done on women in labor between September 1999 and January 2000. 60 womenn having normal child births were randomly assigned to either an experimental or control group. The experiemntal group were massaged whereas the control group was not. The nurses rated the labour pains between the two. Both groups had a steady increase of pain intensity, but a test discovered that the experimental group had significantly lower pain reactions. Twenty six of the 30 in the experimental group claimed the massage helped, providing pain relief and psychological support during labour. massage (n)
the act or art of treating the body by rubbing, kneading, patting, or the like, to stimulate circulation, increase suppleness, relieve tension, etc.
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massage is widely used by the athletic population for a variety of purposes such as injury prevention, recovery from fatigue, relaxation, and to increase performance.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine posits than an estimated 18 million Americans adults and 700,000 children utilize massage therapy during the course of a year. Reasons for its use are numerous and include pain management and relief, treatment of sports injuries, stress reduction, relaxation, mental health purposes and general wellness.
Swedish massage, which is easily among one of the most popular methods used today, employs a combination of hand strokes, kneading, circular motions, tapping, and the application of friction to the entire body. The use of Swedish massage stimulates metabolism and improve blood circulation to the heart.
Deep tissue massage is an intensified version of the Swedish massage method. this method is built upon the same concepts of rubbing and kneading, but with greater application of pressure and targeted pressure to the deep muscle layers. The practitioner may also employ the use of their elbows and thumbs in order to reduce tension well beneath the surface.
Sports massage is the method of choice for avid exercisers and trained athletes alike. This technique is a combination approach of deep tissue massage and Swedish manipulation techniques. Massage can ease the pain of overexerted muscles and fatigue, helps restore muscle tone and mobility after vigorous exercise, and further eliminates the build up of excess lactic acid, which contributes to pain and stiffness of joints.
Lymphatic massage is used to increase circulation of the vessels and lymph nodes. The light hand strokes employed by this technique is centered on major lymph glands and the movement of fluid (neck, armpits, upper torso and groin), which releases congestion and blockages in these areas and produces a flow of oxygen-rich blood. Physiological Effects of Lymphatic Massage Physiological Effects of Sports Massage Physiological Effects of Deep Tissue Massage Physiological Effects of Swedish Massage some benefits of massage are...
relaxes the client
helps muscle tone
improves metabolism
stimulates circulation
helps slough off dead skin cells
relieves tension and pain in order to succesfully administer the true benefits of massage to your client, you must first under stand motor points, which is a point on the skin over the muscle where pressure or stimulation will cause contraction of the muscle. Massage has many physiological and psychological benefits. When the body senses souch, reflex receptors respond by increasing blood and lymph flow. It also affects the central nervous system, resulting in a state of relaxation.
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