The ancient practice of massage has been an important part of wellness for centuries. Massage involves rubbing, kneading or manipulating the soft tissue and muscle of your body to help relieve pain and stress.
Helping you achieve homeostasis is one of the many potential benefits you’ll find when you treat yourself to a massage therapy session at The Boutik Salon in Plymouth.
Homeostasis is the condition of equilibrium in the body.
Homeostasis is the body’s natural tendency to maintain a stable internal environment. In other words, when you’re feeling great and your temperature is normal, you’re in good homeostatic balance. As soon as something happens that disrupts that balance – maybe it’s a cold or maybe it’s just an ordinary day at work – the body fights back. It does this by adjusting its processes until it gets back to this ideal state of equilibrium.
Homeostasis is a condition of balance and stability in which biological systems are regulated so that they remain constant within certain limits (allergies). It is often described as “the maintenance of internal conditions necessary for life” or “the maintenance of steady states”. The concept was introduced by in 1865: “The term ‘homeostasis’ by Claude Bernard.”
The body uses several mechanisms to maintain homeostasis, including negative feedback loops and positive feedback loops.
The body uses several mechanisms to maintain homeostasis, including negative feedback loops and positive feedback loops. Negative feedback loops are when the body sends a message to stop something. As an example, if you start eating too much sugar, your blood sugar levels will go up and your pancreas will release insulin. This process stops your blood sugar from rising too high by reducing its level of glucose in the bloodstream.
Positive feedback loops are when the body sends a message to continue something, for example, when we exercise our muscles grow larger and stronger because they receive signals from our nervous system telling them how big they should be at any given time. The goal of this article is not to explain all of these processes. Rather it is to focus on those relating specifically how massage can help with achieving homeostasis in the body through negative feedback loops.
Massage can help bring about homeostasis.
What does Homeostasis mean? In simple terms, Homeostasis means “the tendency to maintain stability and constancy in the internal environment.” It’s a principle that helps our bodies maintain a healthy equilibrium between various aspects of our health and well-being. For example, as you’re reading this article your body is adjusting its temperature to stay around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 C). Homeostatic mechanisms include the:
- Regulation of pH (acidity or alkalinity) by the kidneys
- Regulation of blood sugar levels through insulin secretion by the pancreas when we eat carbohydrates or fats
- Maintenance of an adequate level of oxygen in our tissues by breathing faster when we exercise at high intensity levels
Massage may help with cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems.
Massage therapy has been shown to improve your cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems.
- Cardiovascular System: Massage may help lower blood pressure, reduce heart rate and improve blood flow.
- Respiratory System: Massage can increase breathing rate and lung capacity which leads to better oxygenation of the body cells.
- Endocrine System: Massage can lower stress hormones like cortisol by improving the immune system so it is less reactive to everyday stressors, helping you cope better with life’s challenges.”
Massage may help with the immune system, nervous system and digestive system.
Relaxing massage therapy is a wonderful way to help the body achieve its natural balance. Massage can affect each of the systems in your body, including the immune system, nervous system, digestive system and circulatory system. Massage also helps with lymphatic drainage.
Massage may help with the circulatory system, lymphatic drainage and bones, joints and muscles.
Our massage treatments can help with the circulatory system, lymphatic drainage and bones, joints and muscles.
- The circulatory system transports nutrients throughout your body’s cells. Massage can improve circulation by increasing blood flow in damaged areas of tissue (such as those damaged by injury or surgery) or by relaxing tight muscles. This increases oxygenation of tissues, which improves organ function.
- Lymphatic drainage is a natural process by which fluid is removed from tissues to maintain normal levels of fluid in your body. Massage helps remove toxins from the body through this process while also helping keep tissue healthy. This is achieved by stimulating lymphatic drainage channels along with other metabolic processes that occur during massage sessions. Other processes that occur include sweating out toxins through the skin pores (sweat glands), urination (kidneys), defecation (colon), etc.
This improves overall health because it keeps toxic substances at low levels so they don’t accumulate within organs or tissues where they could cause damage if not removed soon enough after being produced/absorbed into these parts of ourselves
Through a combination of massage techniques, we can create a full-body experience that will restore balance to your body’s systems.
Here at The Boutik, our massage therapy can help your body achieve homeostasis by balancing the immune system, nervous system and digestive system. Massage may also help with the circulatory system, lymphatic drainage and bones, joints and muscles.
In addition to these benefits of massage therapy on specific systems of the body, massage may improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and improving heart rate variability. Massage can also relieve respiratory problems; reduce stress hormones; regulate menstrual cycles; treat depression and anxiety
The power of massage to achieve homeostasis is expressed in the many techniques used to stimulate or relax different parts of your body. Each technique has a specific purpose and can be combined with other techniques in order to maximize their benefits. By using these techniques, we can create a full-body experience that will restore balance to your body’s systems and help you achieve homeostasis.
Meet Abbey Our Massage Therapist
Hi, I’m Abbey and I’m a professional massage therapist at The Boutik salon. My goal is to understand you and what is needed so you can relax, feel at ease, relieve stress or pain or help with a possible injury. I look forward to meeting you soon at our specialist salon.Abbey x