How old is a good age for a massage?
A massage not only calms you, but also helps reduce anxiety, reduce headaches and heal wounds. It is something that can be done at any age, and some practitioners say that the youngest is best to start with.
Baby massage is taught in many community centers across the country. Touching your baby is wonderful, but your baby can also get professional massage. As with adults, massage can promote blood circulation and help relieve digestive upset that may be associated with croup and other baby foods. Relaxing music and a light touch can also help the baby have sleep problems, and relaxation, of course, is something that comes with a massage regardless of age!
In adolescence and adulthood, a massage can help treat sports injuries, soft tissue injuries and the usual bumps and bruises associated with being a child. Again, it is a safe place to relax and release tension, at the same time speeding up your body’s healing process.
If you are an adult, you know very well the stresses and tensions of everyday life. There always seems to be something to do, at least it seems, but when you receive a massage, life can be put on hold for an hour and you can relax and let someone pamper you for a change. Massages help relieve headaches, relieve some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, and can relieve insomnia.
As we age, we have more aches and pains, and for some, arthritis has become established or an injury has delayed us. However, it is never too late to take care of those sore muscles, as regular massage will maintain your blood circulation, help relieve daily pain, and make you feel more relaxed.
Since massage therapy has been around for centuries, we know a lot about the benefits and, of course, the risks associated with it. It is a safe practice for all ages to reap the rewards, but as with all things, it is best to ask a doctor if your particular health condition will be helped or hindered by massage. For most of us, it is a good addition to medical treatment and has all kinds of benefits for our body.