Massage Tips

Massage Tips

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Massage Tips

Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being,and as a recreational activity.

The word comes from the French massage "friction of kneading", or from Arabic massa meaning "to touch, feel or handle" or from Latin massa meaning "mass, dough",cf. Greek verb µ?ss? (masso) "to handle, touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough". In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis, and the Latin was frictio.

Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet

Comments and ratings for Massage Tips
  • (64 stars)

    by Olajide Sogunle on 25/04/2014

    Lovell

  • (64 stars)

    by Amber Lalonde on 04/04/2014

    Very useful indeed!

  • (64 stars)

    by Rufetta Boyd on 23/03/2014

    I never knew a massage could be so helpful

  • (64 stars)

    by REUBEN BELL on 12/02/2014