Facts about Massage

People usually get tired of the day to day work and the only thing that comes in their mind while sleeping in night is to press every muscle that is paining. Fortunately, pressing our muscles has worked for the whole world from ancient times in relaxing and increasing our strength of doing things. Massage is what we call it and there is no accurate date when massage came into existence but from the very start, it has been a majestic gift to human body.


Here below, I have gathered few interesting fun facts related to massage.

  • Do you know how many touch receptors exactly our body owns? The answer is approximately 5 million and even 3000 are in our each fingertip.
  • It may be any sort of healthy touch, but it holds the power to reduce the rate of our heart and helps in lowering our blood pressure.
  • Who don’t know Julius Caesar? To help his epilepsy, he also used the massage.
  • The massage therapy or you can bodywork officially came out in 1996 for the first time as a major medical service in Olympics happening in Atlanta that year.
  • If you have the habit of pulling your ears from top, bottom and middle, from the outside of the earlobe then it surely is helping you by improving your immune system. Do that once per day and stay immune.
  • If you take a massage from a specialist, then the lymph flow of your body is improved a lot aiding in flu-like symptoms, aches and pains.
  • Endorphin is our body’s natural painkiller and massage and touch increases its release in human body.
  • If you take a 60-minute massage, you are actually giving your body a sleep of around 7 to 8 minutes.
  • A 100 year old healthy person known as Bob Hope to the world used to do massage daily making it his health regimen.
  • Clothes have to do nothing with massage. An expert can massage your whole body even with all your clothes on.
  • People say that massage is by far the oldest form of medical care because the Egyptian tomb paintings have it all carved in them.
  • You can do massage anywhere including a table, a chair, and a couch or even on the floor, on either few part or on whole body and that too with or without clothes.
  • Commonly there are almost 75 massage types in use today but there are many extra that we have no idea of.

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Massage is a Medicine, not Pampering

The massage medical therapy, being in use since ages, has lost its meaning and people now consider it more as pampering instead of medicine. Just to have its benefits without knowing about the procedure would be unfair to the people who invented this important medicine. In order to know about massage first we need to erase all wrong info heard or read about massage because then only you can understand what it is in actual.


This medicinal act evolved into many form according to the requirement of cure for disease. In the past few years, researches unearthed few very major roles of massage therapy in human body like boosting the immune system of women having breast cancer, lowering down the rate of problem in asthmatic children, and helping with syndromes of carpal tunnel. Every person including a newborn to an old individual, massage has shown highly effectiveness to everyone.

Now we all know that wellness and relaxation are basic things what massage brings but other than that, there were actually numerous other benefits too that we uncovered gradually. A 45-minute session of massage leads to the decrement of a stress hormone in human blood known as cortisol as well as decrement of cytokine protein, which is the cause of allergies. In addition, the biggest thing that massage is involved in is the boost in white blood corpuscles (WBC) to increase our strength of fighting the infections.

What Researches Found

In a study including 30 participants in 2009, researchers found that a full body massage in delhi amazingly boosted the immune function of women having breast cancer who were currently under the radiation process and it lowered their heart rate and BP.

A massage of 20 minutes given to children every night by their parents for a continuous rate of over 5 weeks improved the functioning of their lungs, ultimately doing a significant improvement in asthmatic treatment. The study was a result on 60 children.

A small study showed that massage after 10 minutes of hard work out boosted the muscle recovery and helped the body to relax easily. These things show why massage has been in use as a medicine and why it should remain so in future. Massage is usually one person’s work on other person’s body but the thing is, if you need a perfect massage, then an expert massage therapist with a minimum required hours of training can be good for you.

Extra Benefits of Body Massages

Massage therapies help bodies to relax and feel comfortable. Different types of massages all over the world and with different styles and culture are in use. Massages are very effective for any injury and pain. Like this, there are many other advantages and effectiveness of body massages.


  • Comfort

Effective body massages make people more relax but the first important thing is the comfort of client. When client let you know about his/her points which needs relaxation than they need is comfort zone during massage and peace of mind. More comfortable the client more it influence the effectiveness of body massage. Important thing is about peace of mind and relaxation but it will be secondary in front of comfort level.

  • Blood circulation

Massage is very good therapy for increasing blood circulation. Through body massage, blood circulation means oxygen in tissue improves. Sometime in our body adequate oxygen are not reach in different body parts or tissues that causes nausea, headache. Even the nerves of body will look blue in some cases due to low blood circulation in parts. Massage can help in this and also reduce or remove bloods clot.

  • Effect on skin

During the massage, the area of body, which will effect first, is our skin. Different kind of oils, creams and lotions are used during massage that improve the skin tone, remove dead layer or cells of skin and make the cells more energetic & refresh. Overall, it improves the health of skin.

  • Peace

Effectiveness of body massage is peace of mind. Every person needs peace in their lives to make mature and correct decisions, to live happily, to find some cool and interesting stuffs or entertainment. If anyone is disturbed then they can’t live like this. Peace increases the plans, creativity, and initiative in difficult situation also. Everyone likes peace in his or her life but not in pieces.

  • Stress level

In our generation, every person is in stress. Whatever the reason of stress but the stress is like oxygen now but stress effects our health and mind like carbon dioxide. If the concentration of carbon dioxide increases in our body then it leads to death also. And if the stress continuously increase than it will affect our life in negative sense. So release of stress is very important. Effective body massage helps in stress releasing also.

  • Effectiveness

Therapistsareprosin their work. They help in improvement of body movements, health, circulation, oxygen level. In massages, the blood is flow back to heart to increase circulation of blood. Starting with feet and gradually or muscle to muscle it massages the body. Due to ingredients of massage, materials increase the tone of skin and smoothing of skin. Relaxations of muscles and mind, stress release, reduce pain etc. are motive of the body massage.