Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Every body deserves a massage

Although many people don't believe much in this, but massages happen to be extremely healthy for a person!

It alleviates pain, enhances immunity by stimulating lymph flow, exercises and stretches weak or tight muscles, improves the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin, increases joint flexibility, lessens depression and anxiety, improves circulation and releases endorphins (amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller). It also, without a doubt, helps manage stress by enhancing sleep quality, giving greater energy, improving concentration and reducing fatigue. (Yeah, I've done my homework)

And it's been there for centuries too.. Writings on massage have been found in many ancient civilizations such as Rome, Greece, Japan, China, Egypt (YEAH BABEH!), and India. Hippocrates wrote in 460 BC that "The physician must be experienced in many things, but assuredly in rubbing." The ancient Chinese book called Huangdi Neijing by the Yellow Emperor recommended "massage of skin and flesh."

Want another useless fact? In Romania some illnesses were treated by a massage in which the patient was trodden on by a tame bear. Oo

Anyway, here are some very simple and very effective massages you could try out on your relatives or friends .. (Reminds me of Loulyyy and how she relieved us from foot and back pains when we were in Dusseldorf last year! Smoochiiiees for her!)

Observe the magic of the human touch.

Noticed when she says "tippety toe" ? xD HAHA!
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