Traditional massages occupy, usually from one hour to two hours. It is held in a climate conducive to the maximum relaxation of the patient: commonly used meditative music, dim lights, the room is well heated, in order to feel the patient comfortable.
Particular attention is paid to the selection and preparation of massage oil: are taken into account the individual characteristics of the patient and the time of year when massaged.
Massage relieves energy blocks and raises the overall tone of the body. It affects not only the physical but also on a spiritual level, helping to restore all systems and organs, restore joint mobility, calm the mind and expedite the process of healing and rejuvenation.
Ayurvedic massage stimulates specific points of the body, the so-called marma points, which contributes to a better detoxification of soft tissues, strengthening muscles and ligaments. Massage includes not only smooth infriction oils and activation of Marma points, but and soft stretch, ie, a combination of movements for opening the joints and restore the elasticity of tendons. This helps particularly deep relaxation and nourishes the body with vital energy.
The impact of massage on the skin
Massaging the skin we influence all of its layers, on skin vessels and muscles, on the sweat and sebaceous glands, and also on the central nervous system, with which the skin is inextricably linked.
Massage has diverse physiological effects on the skin:
1) It cleared of horny scales of the epidermis, and along with them from foreign particles caught in the pores of the skin and bacteria on the skin surface.
2) improves secretory function of sweat and sebaceous glands and are cleared their excretory openings from the secret.
3) Is activated lymph and blood circulation, eliminates the influence of venous stasis, increased blood flow to the skin and thus improves its nutrition, skin becomes fresh, supple, velvety, increases its resistance to mechanical and thermal effects.
4) Increase the skin and muscle tone, making skin smooth and supple.
5) Improves the local and general exchange, as the skin participates in all the metabolic processes in the body.
The impact of massage on the subcutaneous fat layer
In adipose tissue massage acts indirectly through the overall effect on metabolism. By increasing the metabolic processes in the body, increasing the release of fat from fat depot, massage promotes the “burning” of fat ,which is in excess in the adipose tissue.
It should be noted that slimming massage is performed by long courses (minimum 15 sessions) and combine with exercise.
The impact of massage on the muscles and joints
Under the influence of massage is increased the elasticity of the muscle fibers and their contractile function, slowed a muscle atrophy.
Massage improves muscle performance, accelerating performance after intensive exercise. Even when a short massage (3-5 minutes) better is restored function fatigued muscles, than during rest for 20-30 minutes.
Massage has a significant impact on the joints. Under the influence of massage improves blood flow to the joint and periarticular tissues, resorption of articular effusion.
The impact of massage on the nervous system
The nervous system the first perceives action of the massage, because in the skin is a huge number of nerve endings. By varying the strength, character and duration of massage can reduce or increase the nervous excitability, strengthen and revive the lost reflexes, improve the tissue trophism, as well as the activity of internal organs.
Deep massage affects the peripheral nervous system, reducing or eliminating pain, improving the conductivity of nerve, accelerating the regeneration process when it is damaged, preventing or reducing vasomotor sensitive and trophic disorders.
The impact of massage on the circulatory and lymphatic system
Massage causes expansion of functioning capillaries, the disclosure of reserve capillaries, thereby creating a more abundant irrigation with blood not only massaged area, but reflexively and internal organs, resulting in enhanced gas exchange between blood and tissue.
Disclosure reserve capillaries helps to improve blood redistribution in the body that facilitates the work of the heart.
Massage influences on the circulation of lymph. Lymph flow occurs very slowly 4-5 mm per second, but the rate of flow is very variable and depends on different factors.
The impact of massage on metabolism
Massage has diverse effects on metabolic processes. Under the influence of massage increases urination. In the blood increases the amount of hemoglobin, red blood cells and white blood cells.
Increased metabolism massage helps to reduce fatty deposits and a beneficial effect on tired muscles.