Massage can help with...
There are many complimentary health approaches that can have an effect on a person suffering with anxiety and depression. By having a Massage is one of them.
I have quite a large number of clients that suffer from a diagnosed anxiety and/or depressive disorder, and they have reported that their level of anxiety and depression is significantly decreased after a treatment with myself and this effect can last up until 8 days after the treatment. Essential oils is always a beneficial extra to add with this diagnosis.
Anxiety and depression vary from very mild forms to be quite severe. Both depression and anxiety occur often in our every daily lives.
In the case of anxiety, we have all suffered from this in some stage of our lives and this is as natural process in our body and is based on a fear reaction. This is turn can trigger our flight or fight response if we need to escape from danger.
Many things can make us feel anxious about something such as “public speaking, taking a test, new situations, and new and serious health symptoms” can all trigger situational anxiety.
If feelings of depression become prolonged then the symptoms can often disrupt the person’s every day thus making them unable to cope and often stop doing their normal activities. Clients who suffer from clinical depression will often experience some body pain, which becomes exacerbated by the lack of activity that will increase their pain and in turn decrease their joint and muscle functions.
The benefits of having a massage will directly help the feelings anxiety and depression which you are suffering from thus in turn help target your physical symptoms that have occurred during anxiety and depression, by receiving a massage will increase your perceived feelings of energy. Also, massage can help reduce your cortisol levels (a stress hormone) it also helps to decrease your stress symptoms (like increased blood pressure, heart rate, and feelings you may have with anxiety).
The treatment also can affect neurotransmitters in your brain, increasing serotonin and dopamine levels that can help reduce depression. By directly decreasing the levels of anxiety and depression, the massage will also have an effect on the corresponding body pain that you may feel due to your condition.
Massage will also treat the tight muscles that you have thus in turn increasing the blood flow this helps to maintain your muscles. By massaging your muscles, your joints will have better range of motion. Most clients feel an increased energy due to their massage treatments and this in turn can help increase their physical activity post-treatment, which will be beneficial for your physical symptoms and general health.
The Benefits of Massage for People with Diabetes
Many people suffer with some form of diabetes whether type 1 or type 2.
According to the Federation of Holistic therapists and the Diabetic Association massage can be extremely beneficial in helping with:-
It is a well-known fact that by having a massage can increase circulation, thereby encouraging the efficient transport of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Whilst improving the circulation thus improves the cells’ Insulin uptake.
The benefits of relaxation should never be underestimated, especially within diabetics.
Think about the physical and psychological stresses of living with a debilitating disease and the need to self-medicate and monitor yourself regularly on a daily basis. As the burden diabetes puts on the body and its systems. It is simple to see the therapeutic correlation between massage & diabetes.
With the release of endorphins that is gained from a massage it also helps with calming the nervous system down. There is also a reduction of stress hormones and the diabetic client can find a homeostasis regarding their own blood sugar levels.
For the diabetic individual, you may find thickening of the connective tissue caused by the increased blood sugars.
Massage will help to increase their mobility and their tissue elasticity that has been hindered by the thickening effect.
A good exercise program put into place can have an extremely beneficial effect which in turn will benefit the individual.
Massage for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Fortunately, there are many ways to treat people who suffer from IBS, this symptom can also be controlled by managing their lifestyle choices to help to keep IBS under control. This can include paying attention to diet, using massage and other alternative treatments and also stress reduction techniques. Other lifestyle issues that can affect people suffering from IBS can include stress and anxiety. Stress is not a cause of IBS but being stressed can aggravate the condition considerably.
If you are under stress, or experience negative emotions or anxiety, you may notice that symptoms suddenly appear or get worse, you may complain of an upset stomach if stressed or anxious.
Specific massage movements and massage on pressure points can be used to stimulate sluggish digestion in case of constipation and help to relax abdominal muscles or to relieve bloating. Specific massage moves on acupressure points can also help to stimulate the colon.