The first time I went for a professional massage I was hesitant. I had been to the spa before and seen the massage therapists, none of them looked capable of giving my poor twisted muscles the workout I thought they needed. What I didn’t know was that professional masseurs use additional equipment, giving them power assisted muscles easily able to give mine the pummeling they needed without getting tired.
Massage was introduced to the United states in the 1850’s but didn’t become really popular until the 1970’s when it began to be used as a therapy for athletes. By 2007 18,000,000 adults and 700,000 children a year were receiving massage therapy. Just about anyone can benefit. Sports therapists have found that massage is beneficial before exercise as well as after, it can be used to increase flexibility as well as to flush out the lactic acid from abused muscles, removing the pain associated with exercise and making professional massage a must for high achieving athletes of all kinds.
Massage allows the body’s systems to be more efficient, relaxing tense muscles and blood vessels and improving blood flow. Massage also helps clear lactic acid from overloaded muscles by stimulating the lymphatic system, muscle tone is also improved, and best of all, no drugs are involved.
Massage equipment comes in an amazing range of sizes and prices, so that anyone, therapist, professional trainer or home user, can find something suitable.
The most suitable tool for professional massage, is the G5 Massager from General Physiotherapy Inc. Established in 1957 they not only make equipment for therapists and hospitals of all sizes; they manufacture a range of products for home use as well. G5 equipment is in use all over the world, in beauty spas for general massage and weight loss therapies, with sports trainers for chiropractic massage, and in hospitals for medical massage, for example of patients with respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic emphysema as well as cystic fibrosis, occupational lung diseases and a number of other geriatirc disorders. All benefit from the G5’s percussive and directional stroking massage action.
So when you hear the word massage, perhaps the first thing you think of isn’t the most accurate picture, and if you’re a professional therapist and you haven’t checked out the G5 tools for professional massage, now’s the time.