Massage: Is It Worth It? by hghplus


Sure a massage feels good but does it really do anything for you? This article will shock you.

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You know you like it. You know you want to. But do you really need it?

IF you are active, the answer is a booming YES.

IF you are not active. . . get active. And the answer is still a booming

Everyone loves a good massage. It is so relaxing and refreshing. Some
know about at least a percentage of the tremendous benefits it has on the
human body. For example:

Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous
Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
Increase joint flexibility.
Lessen depression and anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving
Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
Reduce spasms and cramping.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural
The everyone may not know about is its effect on the lymphatic system.
Let’s side track just for a second.
The lymphatic system is part of the immune system that is comprised of
extensive network of vessels that move fluid (called lymph) unilaterally
toward the heart. Think of it as the “garbage bin” of the immune system,
carrying dead proteins, bacteria, toxins etc., out of the system. Unlike
every other system, it does not have a “pump” the way the heart is for
the circulatory system or the lungs are for the respiratory system. It
depends exclusively on the muscloskeletal system. That is one huge reason
why exercise is a must, not an option.
If you are unable to exercise at times, massage is arguable the next best
thing. In short, the massage therapist assists the body in moving the
lymph. Increased lymph flow removes harmful substances from the tissues
and increases immune function.
A while ago, I had the great honor of studying with the eminent French
microbiologist, Gaston Naessens. Naessens is to microscopy as Einstein or
Nicola Tesla was to physics — brilliant and light years ahead of their
time. Naessens noted that cancers and virtually all degenerative diseases
are the end result of a congested lymphatic system. When the lymph flows,
health is present. When congested, disease is inevitable.
Re-read the previous paragraph. Remember what your last massage felt
Do you really need any more convincing?!
David Orman

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