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Registered Massage Therapist,Neuromuscular Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Iridologist, Watsu Therapist
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Thermal Palms Massage

Benefits and Effects of a Thermal Palms Massage

Massaging directly down along the spine with a heated Thermal Palm stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the body’s rest and repair mode. When the nervous system is calmed, pain signals to the brain are reduced. This helps the body to recuperate from the cause of stress that results in pain.

Heat provides local and general circulation. When blood vessels dilate, the surrounding tissues receive a fresh supply of oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow. When damaged tissues receive a supply of fresh blood, the body’s natural healing mechanisms are greatly enhanced. Increased oxygen and nutrient rich blood is essential to the repair of soft tissue damage caused by repetitive strain syndrome from sports, occupational and other related stresses.

Massaging with heat enhances the lymphatic drainage by stimulating lymph ducts and lymphatic pathways to open. When lymphatic pathways open, waste products released from the tissues during massage are more easily flushed through the system. In addition, when deeper massage techniques are indicated, massaging with heat can reduce the incident of muscle and soft tissue tenderness the day after the massage.

Massaging with heated Thermal Palms increases skin temperature, which in turn causes local or general perspiration. Perspiring is the body’s natural defense to cool itself and too help rid toxins from the body. This natural reaction reduces the load of waste product removal for an already taxed lymphatic system.

When massaging with heated Thermal Palms, muscles, tendons and ligaments become more relaxed and responsive to massage manipulations. This reduces the workload for a Therapist to achieve the desired tissue response and provides a more effective and relaxing treatment for the patient.

Heat opens up the small capillaries of the skin, which again delivers increased amounts of oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow to the skins surface. This increased blood flow helps to cleanse bacteria from blocked pores, sloughs off dead skin cells and helps too replenish skin hydration.

When heat is massaged over a local region, the influx of blood flow (through vascular dilation) creates a mild and temporary numbing effect. When increased pressure is indicated, this numbing effect can help prevent an increase in discomfort.

When massaging with heat, respiration slows and deepens. Deeper and slower breathing carries increased amounts of oxygen to the cells, tissues, organs and all the systems of the body. Within moments of beginning a Thermal Palms massage, the deepened breathing can help patients to experience a deeper state of physical relaxation and a more peaceful state of mind.

When heat is indicated, body treatments are more effective with warm pliable muscles and most clients value the soothing effects of being massaged with heat.

 
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