Skin Massaging And The Benefits
Massages have plenty of benefits that include muscular benefits, skin benefits and other.
Skin massaging is an extension of the basic massage that usually encompasses the skin, muscles and joints. There
are many different kinds of massages, ranging from aromatherapy massage, Thai massage, Swedish etc. The different
types of massages focus mainly on relieving stress and invigorating the individual.
Some individuals prefer a very light massage that may best be described as skin massaging. This very light
stroking or kneading of the skin encourages many benefits. Although it is not really the norm in massages, light
massages as well as deep kneading massages can affect the skin.
Benefits of skin massaging
Whether direct or indirect, skin massaging has benefits that we can appreciate. These skin massaging benefits
are not only for the skin but also include benefits for the muscles and overall body functions. The benefits that
we get from massage for the skin include relieving skin tension and increasing blood circulation in the skin. The
blood carries with it oxygen and nutrition for our skin thus contributing to healthier more vibrant skin. Increased
blood circulation also promotes faster wound healing for those who are injured.
Skin massaging can also benefit our skin through the medium used to massage the individual. Some massages use
aromatherapy oils or cleansing scrubs to invigorate the skin and slough off dead skin cells. These skin massaging
techniques can properly awaken dull skin and expose the fresh skin underneath making it appear younger and
Skin massaging can also help to cleanse skin of the dirt and grime that has accumulated for the day. This
process of cleansing is vital for our overall skin in order for it to “breathe” well and not be prone to skin
blemishes and other outbreaks. Deep cleansing may be needed for facial skin and other parts of the skin that are
continually exposed to dust and have excessive secretions of sebum.
Other benefits of skin massaging
The other basic benefits of therapeutic massage are some efficacy in alleviating allergies, anxiety and
depression. Whether skin massaging or deep muscles massaging, massages do affect most people who undergo it. Some
circulatory disorders can be remedied by massages as well as headaches, sinusitis and stress.
Having a massage can also stimulate the body’s release of endorphins which can be natural painkillers and help
alleviate aches and pains of the body. In babies and children, skin massaging or stroking can help relieve stress
and calm anxieties. Many cultures promote light massages for infants and children as a way of increasing blood
circulation and for the correct formation of the infant’s skeletal system. Light massages can also help the infant
bond with their parents. This is sometimes called touch therapy.
Massage, whether light skin massaging or the deeper muscle massages have a healthy and positive effect on
people. It also helps bring us closer to our fellow humans by encouraging touching and feeling.