Different types of massage!
From ancient times, massage was considered a universal remedy for improving well-being, both physical and mental. It was used not only in the treatment of all sorts of ailments, but also for the purpose of prevention. The first mention of massage dates back to 3000 BC. But it is interesting that in ancient Eastern traditions general relaxing massage and even foot massage are interpreted as one of the temptations that impede the path to enlightenment. It is described that the apsaras (lovely heavenly dancers) danced on their backs (actually the massage!) Among the righteous seeking spiritual clarity, taking their thoughts away from the desire for the sublime.
Massage was practiced in many countries of the East. For example, in India only enlightened people with the dignity knew how to do it. In ancient China, a long relaxing massage was considered a great mystery. In ancient Rome, back and leg massage was also practiced, knowing its healing effect. In addition, the Romans used acupressure as one of the components of physical education. During military trips, a general relaxing massage and foot massage were a must. If we talk about the Slavic nation, then for the first time massage is mentioned in the annals of Nestor, namely back massage with the help of brooms steamed in the bath, otherwise horsetail, and of course foot massage.
In various cultures, various objects are often used for massage. For example, massage is widespread in China, which is made with a rib of a coin and special devices made of bone. This type of massage is known worldwide as Chinese massage. Another type of back and leg massage is done using stones. This massage is very popular in Buryatia and Tibet. Everyone also knows Thai massage, which is practiced in Thailand: a trained specialist uses his body as a massager. For the sake of this massage, people from all over the world go to Thailand. And in the Middle and Far East, massage is done only with feet.
The most common and simple massage is considered manual. Science has proven the positive effects of classical massage on various parts of the body. Separately, they do back massage, breast massage, head massage, hand and foot massage. As a result of classical massage, a positive effect is observed, for example, on the skin – massage increases blood pressure and improves sensitivity, and also, due to an increase in blood flow, favors the disappearance of the fat layer; It has a tonic and relaxing effect on the muscles. The beneficial effect also affects the joints – blood begins to circulate faster (which is also very useful for capillaries and tissue fluid), and besides, dislocations, shifts, especially in the spine, are called manual therapy with the help of massage. Massage is useful in case of excessive gas formation, as it relieves the gastrointestinal tract from gases, which is especially important for babies. And of course, massage has a huge positive effect on energetically active points, releasing and enhancing energy, thereby preventing and treating various diseases.
In principle, it will not be difficult for any person to learn classical massage. The components of this type of massage are: stroking, kneading, rubbing, sculpting, rolling, trembling or running vibration. A classic massage begins with stroking and vigorously rubbing the back in order to prepare the muscles for the main techniques. Classic massage is quite simple. So, if a special massage is needed for Thai massage or a strong acupressure, then almost anyone can master a classic massage.
There are no prohibitions on having a relaxing massage every day. Kneading, strong stroking and pressing contribute to complete muscle relaxation. After such a massage, not only the body relaxes, but also emotional stress is relieved, which is very useful for the prevention of stress. The maximum effect can be achieved by doing a relaxing massage in a special massage chair, while listening to calm relaxing music.
Experts have noticed that the techniques of Chinese massage and acupressure give a positive therapeutic effect. These types of massage are based on the same principles as acupuncture and cauterization techniques, in other words, zhen-jiu therapy. That is, dynamic effects on biologically active points are carried out, which are carried out through the fingers and the brush of the masseur. Currently, about 700 biologically active points are known. With Chinese massage, about 170 points are used, and with acupressure, they work with 150 points. For example, if kidney colic is bothering, with a sufficiently bent little finger, press on a specific point located on the foot, and the pain will subside. If pain occurs in the region of the heart, then it is recommended to press near the nail of the little finger of the left hand. Athletes usually use acupressure techniques as one of the means to restore the entire body.