Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. It's generally considered part of integrative medicine.
Massage therapy has been found to be effective in reducing pain and increasing range of motion. It is also helpful in relieving stress and anxiety. It can also be applied as a preventative measure to help decrease the risk for certain diseases such as heart disease and stroke and others.
A frequent misunderstanding about massage is that it's only part of a spa day and intended for pampering yourself. While this may be true for some people, it is most frequently a tool for stress reduction and pain relief.
Some specific conditions that massage can help include:
Physical benefits of massage include:
It's normal to feel relaxed, tired or even sore after a massage. This is because your muscles are being worked by the massage therapist. After a massage, it may feel like you completed a workout. It is possible to experience a headache or nausea after a massage. Some people think that massage must hurt to help. But a massage doesn't need to be painful to be effective.
Massage also has many mental health benefits. People who are also focused on the physical benefits say they feel less stressed after getting a massage due to the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for its rest and relaxation response.
Other mental benefits include:
There are many massage types and techniques for specific body aches and pain. You may check our massages and their specific techniques on our website, customise your massage with Therapeutic Massage or experience oriental and ancient methods with Japanese or Indian massages. For a good stress release, you may also try Turkish hammam or hammam with a therapeutic massage combined.
For over three decades, Carisma Spa & Wellness has been devoted to excellence in massage and hammam services and has established itself as a pioneer of beauty and wellness. Today, Carisma offers a variety of world-class treatments served by hand-picked therapists from around the world at luxury hotels across Malta.
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