Massage therapy has been used for years to improve ones health and wellbeing. In fact it’s been around for thousands of years. It can be good for relieving stress, anxiety, and muscle tension. There’s many scientific benefits (even though more research is needed), to getting this form of alternative medicine.
There are different types of massages included in Raynor Massage, such as shiatsus, the Swedish massage, hot rocks, and other deep tissue massage therapy. Hot rock massages have been proven effective in reducing inflammation within injured and tired muscles and improving blood circulation due to the heat and steam emanating from stones. It has also been thought to help bring your chi and energies into balance when the stones are placed on certain places on your back. Research is still needed for this claim however.
Studies have also revealed that massages can help improve healing within injured muscles. When massages are performed certain proteins are elevated and are able to signal mitochondria in the body to increase. When exercise is done, muscles receive small tears that need to be repaired. A rise in cell activity results, which requires loads of energy that is supplied by the mitochondria. So the more kneading and massaging is done, the more protein is created. More protein equals more mitochondria, so more energy is created to help move along the healing process.
Even though more studying is needed to fully figure out the scientific benefits of massage therapy, there is still plenty of evidence to show that some improvement is made from getting them. The results are temporary though, and as a result it is necessary to continue getting the massages done.