There’s long standing evidence that getting an Albuquerque massage might be doing more than just making you feel better after a physical workout. Research has known for some time that getting a massage after a heavy workout might actually help your muscles get into shape quicker.
It’s all about how those parts of your body react to strenuous workouts and the inflammation you might feel in your legs and arms afterwards as your body repairs the tiny tears in muscle fibers caused by exercise. A study in the journal Science Translational Medicine highlighted an interesting experiment that pointed to massage as a better treatment over anti-inflammatory drugs that can actually reduce inflammation but hinder the healing process.
Cytokines and deep tissue massage
The research looked at a group of men and how their legs reacted to common anti-inflammatory drugs and the kind of massage in Albuquerque that we offer here at Versatile Vitality. The scientists found that the legs that were massaged produced mitochondria, which are the tiny engines that actually repair cells. Long story short is we have all known for a long time how good the long slow strokes that a therapist uses on the layers of muscles and tendons under your skin feels, and now the good feelings are backed by hard science.
Although more work needs to be done to draw some lines between massage and muscle fitness conclusively, at least one person who is studying the relationship between the two is excited about a bright future ahead for massage, muscle growth and recovery.
According to Mark A. Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, a professor of pediatrics and head of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Disease at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, these mitochondria help the cells and muscles to gather up oxygen. He says that massage therapy appears to help this process along.
Massage has a long history
However, not all of us are training for the Tour de France or looking to push the limits of our physical endurance to stay in excellent shape. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a specific type of therapeutic bodywork that isn’t designed specifically for the weekend athlete, office worker or even the every day person who just feels a little stressed out.
While there are more than 100 different types of techniques and variations, there are several basic different versions of massage that come from different parts of the world.
The Swedish Massage
If there’s one type that everyone knows about from television and movies, this is it. This is the perfect choice if you have specific problems like ligament damage since it can be used before or after exercise for the muscles involved.
Like the name suggests, the Swedish massage was developed in the country of its namesake by a gentleman named Per Henrik Ling in the 18th century. He brought it to North America in 1858 and it’s become a common staple ever since.
If you’re interested in Albuquerque massage therapy, you more than likely also have a fascination with things like the relationship between the body, mind and spirit. This particular style can be traced back to 2500 years ago and the physician of the Buddha himself. Although it has changed over its long history, this is the technique that provides a new life experience.
This has been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. First introduced to Japan in the sixth century, the Japanese first refined these methods to suit their environment. Here at Versatile Vitality, we offer these techniques as well as a variety of others that include deep tissue and mobile massage so that all of your needs are covered.
Massage is International
With everything we’ve written about the good things that Albuquerque massage can do for you and the varieties that you can choose from, we know you won’t be surprised by a little news article we found from a place far away that shares our interest in this wonderful body of techniques.
Willibard Kambinda lives in Walvis Bay, which is a city in Namibia. He made the news recently because he’s decided to use his gift for massage to help the elderly in his small town. The young man discovered the benefits of massage when he was only 16 and practiced it to help his family members.
When he noticed the success he was having with people he was close to, he wanted to help the elderly and disabled in his town by giving them this gift so they could move and walk better. He also offers his services to younger people he sees who are suffering from stress and tension. He was recently quoted in a local publication saying that he used the contributions he gets from Good Samaritans to buy a massage bed that he carries around to further help the people in his community.
Which reminds me, don’t forget about our mobile massage Albuquerque services for the Metro area. You might want to get the benefits of one of the types mentioned above from the comfort of your own home or hotel room if you’re traveling on business.
I can also provide reflex and aromatherapy upon request and all I need is 24 hours notice so I can put together an excellent massage experience for you. Remember, I also understand how stressful business travelling can be and that’s why I like to recommend my Executive Travel Assistant Services for busy people on the go. I’ve got the training to anticipate all the needs of a busy business traveler and I can supply travel arrangements, and of course top rate effective massage services. I can even supply a variety of other items needed so you can be more productive on the road.
Finally, here’s a few words from the late great actress Hedy Lamarr:
“I don't fear death because I don't fear anything I don't understand. When I start to think about it, I order a massage and it goes away.”
Looking forward to next time