The benefits of massage -

Body massage can help your muscles relax, recover and regenerate to reduce your pain and restore function to your body. A massage with the mitts is an excellent way of relieving tension and tiredness allowing the body to relax and enhance the body’s own recovery process.  

Recent studies investigate the role of the ‘fascial system’ in musculoskeletal pain and restricted movement patterns. The general aches and pains we experience on a daily basis could be because of this fascial dysfunction, also described as ‘altered soft tissue configurations’ within the fascial system. These altered patterns will also disrupt localised cellular and metabolic activity that contribute to pain and reduced mobility. We are aware that other than symptoms from obvious injuries and pathologies which need professional advice should be seen by a general practitioner. The massage mitts provide self-help for minor musculoskeletal pain, swelling and restricted movement.

 

Why Massage

There are multiple research studies that cite ‘hands on therapies’ which often describe the benefits of manual therapies by stimulating the fascial, circulatory and the lymphatic systems within the body. Massage with the Mitts will increase the physiological responses initiated by this modality to improve our well-being and help restore function. It will increase localised metabolic and cellular activity in the extra cellular matrix that has been disrupted from the tight fascia and other musculoskeletal dysfunctions, consequently increasing functional movement patterns and tissue oxygenation.

While you are massaging with the mitts on your hands, the nodules on the mitts oscillate over the skin and superficial fascia to increase the body’s own physiological response to mechanical stimuli and converts it into biochemical responses. After using the massage mitt, even after just a couple of minutes you will feel instant changes to the quality of the tissue in the area that has been massaged, you will experience the tissue relaxing. This effect is not the ‘breaking down’ of adhesion, scar tissue or muscle knots, it is changes in tissue tone that are mediated by the lymphatic, circulatory, nervous and fascial systems.

Massage with the mitts will help reset tension patterns in the body from trauma, repetitive movements, or help soften tight muscles from fixed repetitive positioning patterns of work, sports or from poor postural habits.

The basic elements of massage include - gentle stroking movements over the body that often incorporates combinations of other techniques involving stretching, compression and mobilising the skin and superficial fascia. Treatment with the massage mitts on is more comfortable, effective and longer lasting than treatments with your hands alone.

You can use the mitts with a variation of pressure, duration and direction to initiate a response to the surface of the skin. Massage provides brief mechanical stretch to soft tissue increasing more energetic function and chemical exchange through the fascia to reduce adhesions through the increased energy exchange and tissue oxygenation.

Research

Research is always on-going to prove that the massage with the Mitts is better than hands alone. During massage the therapeutic loading of the skin and soft tissue will influence hyaluronic acid production and modify the intercellular matrix tissue – ground substance, therefore alter soft tissue viscosity, stiffness and enhance cellular and tissue movement.

The main benefits of massage result from stimulating various receptors, whether the movements are fast, slow, light or deep touch. Other reflex patterns are stimulated by different durations and levels of intensity of touch and movement.

Massage with the mitts will increase stimulation of various receptors and physiological responses within the body. The whole hand can be used to complement the contours of the body improving the massage experience. Massage stroke maybe; fast, slow, light or deep and vary in duration, direction and intensity depending on the required effect. The massage can be relaxing or stimulating. Cross-fibre and circular movements can also help with the healing process by increasing blood and lymphatic circulation and by clearing harmful metabolic by-products which is vital in maintaining full pain-free range of movement.

 

The Professional Massage mitts

The main objective of remedial massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Massage treatments are for anyone, including people in physically demanding jobs and those not quite so obvious for example occupational, emotional and postural stresses may produce many similar physical characteristics to soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue techniques employed by remedial massage therapists are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.

The Professional Holistic Massage Mitts are a therapeutic multi-directional massage tool worn on the hands designed for easy use to enhance remedial massage and soft tissue mobilisation techniques. They may also be used as an aid for rehabilitation from allied health and qualified massage therapists for more intensive and complex procedures.

Remedial massage techniques increase the body’s own recovery process to reduce everyday musculoskeletal aches and pains, reducing the risk of repetitive strain injuries. Regular massage can help your body relax, recover and regenerate to reduce your pain and restore function.

Massage with the mitts increases the stimulation of various receptors and physiological responses within the body.

 

What happening while you are massaging

While you are massaging, the nodules on the mitts oscillate over the skin and superficial fascia increasing the body’s response to physiological mechanical stimuli and converts it into biochemical responses.

After using the massage mitt, even after just a couple of minutes you will feel instant changes to the quality of the tissue in the area that has been massaged, you will experience the tissue relaxing. This effect is not the ‘breaking down’ of adhesion, scar tissue or muscle knots, it is changes in tissue tone that are mediated by the lymphatic, nervous and fascial systems.

Massage with the mitts will help reset altered tension patterns that accumulate in the body after trauma, repetitive movements from poor work, sport and postural habits. They are effective in the management of both acute and chronic injuries.

 

Massage techniques

Usually when deeper massage techniques and pressure are applied during massage treatments the individual may experience discomfort. Massaging with the massage mitts is a more comfortable experience; the results are more effective and longer lasting.

You will be surprised of how deeper the slow gentle movements with the massage mitts can penetrate deep into the fascial system.

Even after just a few strokes of massage you will feel how quickly the muscles and fascial tension will relax, and circulation will improve.

You can gentle massage tender areas around joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments to reduce pain levels and increase flexibility to enhance function and reduce muscle fatigue preparing you for optimal performance.

The whole hand can be used to complement the contours of the body improving the massage experience. Massage stroke maybe; fast, slow, light or deep and vary in duration, direction and intensity depending on the required effect. The massage can be relaxing or stimulating.

Cross-fibre and circular movements can also help with the healing process by increasing blood and lymphatic circulation and by clearing harmful metabolic by-products which is vital in maintaining full pain-free range of movement.

 

Self-massage

The human body was designed to move and stiffness will built up quickly in our body if we sit down for long periods of time.

This lack of movement causes issues, particularly when we have heightened levels of stress. Work related postural aches and pains can accumulate in your upper back, neck and shoulders.  

Having a massage treatment is an enjoyable experience but it is also a necessity with the stressful lives we live in a modern society.

It is not always convenient or possible to get an appointment with a massage, osteopath or physiotherapist when we need one. Most of us are guilty of ‘putting things off’, procrastinating when we take into account our health.

You can use the mitts in the shower, with body lotion or with oils to rub away the tension of the day, or to treat minor musculoskeletal injuries before they evolve into a more chronic condition.

 

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