It is difficult to say when the art of massage first started. There is evidence to suggest massage therapy was present in India between 1500 and 500 BCE. However, it’s believed that it actually originated in 3000 BCE, or perhaps even earlier than that!
What is certainly true is that massage has been seen as a beneficial treatment for many years.
While you may think of massage as a great way to reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, and it clearly does help muscles to feel more relaxed and recover quicker, there are a host of other benefits.
The benefits of a beauty massage are impressive:
It’s no secret that massage improves your circulation. Massaging any area of your body will make it warm and relaxed, encouraging blood flow to the area. This effectively improves your circulation as your blood is getting to all the parts of your body.
This improved blood flow will ensure that your skin cells have the nutrients they need, improving their health and appearance. Of course, inching the skin as you massage will also help your body to glow literally.
Everybody has a buildup of dead skin cells. This is natural. In order for your skin to receive sunlight, the dead skin cells need to be moved. Massaging does this and, by removing the dead skin cells, your live skin will show better. This is brighter, softer, and better looking.
A proper massage will involve oils that soak into your skin. This prevents friction burns while you’re being massaged. It can also include oils that stimulate specific parts of your brain or body.
Providing the right oil is used, your skin will be left feeling soft, moisturized, hydrated, and glowing.
It’s believed part of the benefit is the massaging process as this pushes the oils into your skin, replenishing the ones you have naturally.
There are few better ways of retaining or improving beauty than fighting the signs of aging. Wrinkles are generally associated with aging, but they are actually a result of contracting the muscles repeatedly in the same way. A good face massage will ensure these muscles relax properly and reduce or even eliminate the wrinkles.
As well as increasing blood flow and nutrients to the face, a facial massage can help remove toxins from the skin, leaving you looking flushed and younger.
As you age, the skin loses some of its elasticity. This makes it harder to have tight skin. A massage promotes increased blood circulation, which encourages nutrients to the skin. This helps the skin to retain elasticity and effectively tightens the skin.
Aside from all these reasons why a massage is good at improving the beauty, it’s worth remembering that a massage simply feels good.
This will lower your stress levels and help you to stay looking younger. Stress is not good for you.