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10 fun facts about massage




Funfact #1



There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin? 3,000 in a finger tip. This is  because touch is the first sense to develop on the human body and the last to fade. That is why massage is so powerful. With the touch of the finger tip, it affects every other sense in the body, activate senses and make it deeply relaxing and healing. That’s why massage therapy is a popular method of healing. The human touch is known to have numerous attributes.  If you’re looking for physical and mental relief from pain, a massage is ideal for you.


Funfact #2


The skin is the largest organ on our body. That is why we should not take it for granted. Massage is important for the skin. Especially facial massages can help reduce the appearance and development of wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. And body massage help curb the aging process and reduce skin wrinkles. 


Funfact #3


Massage can help scars fade, and can be more beneficial than lotion? This may still be a myth. BUT while massage may not reduce scarring, massaging a wound with ointment can bolster the wound healing process and, in turn, reduce the appearance of scarring. ... However, research has found that massage might not be so beneficial after all.

ng, it might help reduce pain and itching during wound healing. 


Funfact #4

 

Too much sitting (and sleeping) can cause to an early death. A new study of older women in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that sitting for long stretches of time increases the odds of an untimely death. The more hours women in the study spent sitting at work, driving, lying on the couch watching TV, or engaged in other leisurely pursuits, the greater their odds of dying early from all causes, including heart disease and cancer.


Funfact #5


Foot massages can improve your mood and overall health. Regular massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, often eases pain. Your feet work hard for you every day. ... Just like your neck, back, and shoulders, your feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain.


Funfact #6


A 60-minute massage is the same as getting 7-8 hours of good sleep.  Massage is known for producing seratonin in the body which makes you good and helps you relax. Serotonin also forms melatonin in the body, which is the hormone that causes us to fall asleep


Funfact #7

Tipping less than $10 dollars is frowned upon. The standard hospitality rate for massage tipping is 20 percent. For example, if a massage or body treatment costs $100, a 20 percent tip would be $20. But you can tip more or less depending on how satisfied you are with the massage. 


Funfact #8


 Massaging while drunk can make you more drunk. It has been proven that massaging amplifies drunkness. Massage increases circulation and flushes toxins from muscles, which means that alcohol both hits your bloodstream more quickly and remains there longer. Some massage therapists have seen tipsy customers become more drunk during a massage because of this amplification effect. 



Funfact #9


A foot massage can fix your stuffy sinuses. Your body is made up of nerves all over your body. You have thousands of nerves that are interconnected and stimulate each other. A Reflexology foot massage can help cure stuffy sinuses or even chronic sinuses. Reflexology points for sinuses are situated at the back of all ten toes, opposite the nails and at the tip of all the fingers excluding both thumbs. They can be located very easily and are representative of the sinus tissue. When activated, they can help mitigate the sinusitis symptoms which cause distress.


Funfact #10


Bob Hope, a comedian who lived to be 100, had a 3-4 hour massage every day. 

“A good massage is one of the greatest pleasures in life with many therapeutic benefits.” 

– Bob Hope

Bob Hope received a 60 minute massage every day for the last 63 years of his life; and he lived to be 100 years old. He had a massage therapist for each city he would visit. He knew how important massage was to his health.

Way to go Bob Hope!


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