Not only for those with eating disorders, full body massage is beneficial for everybody.
All types of massage are a great way to help us relax and forget about work, stress, and what is going on around us.
The benefits of full body massage are rewarding for your body and also your health. It improves health by acting directly on the bodies muscular, nervous, circulatory and immune systems.
Massage therapy is aimed to:- develop and maintain your physical function.- Relax tense muscles.- Relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain.- Improve circulation and immune system functionality.- Reduce stress.- Relax the mind- Improve blood flow- Increase overall feeling of well-being
For those suffering from eating disorders, massage is a wonderful form of therapy. The care and attention shown by the masseur boosts self-esteem, and allows the sufferer to connect with her body.
Individuals using massage report lower anxiety levels and improved body image.
Although it can't be said to be a 'cure', used alongside the proper psychological therapy, it is certainly beneficial because of its relaxing effect.
As with any type of massage, full body massage is a time consuming and tactile expression of care, and the psychological benefits of being shown that level of care have a very positive influence.That, added to the obvious physical benefits, would, combined with a generally loving and fun atmosphere, work towards the prevention of a child or woman developing anorexia or any similar disorder