Massage is a term that refers to the practice of rubbing, pressing, kneading, and manipulating skin, muscles, and other soft tissues. It is, usually, done by applying gentle or deep pressure with the hands.
People usually think that massage is only a feel-good technique to relax oneself. However, massage has much more to offer. Apart from being a good stress-reliever, it is also an effective means of relieving a wide range of health conditions. When done on specific body parts, it helps to treat many specific and localized pains and ailments. That’s why; it has long been a part of many ancient systems of medicine, including the Ayurveda and Unani systems (Hentschel et. al. 179; Khalique & Siddiqui 15).
The benefits of massage are further enhanced, especially, when it is done with aromatic oils, herbal oil extracts, or related substances which not only act as lubricants but also bring many therapeutic effects along with them. As Zinda Tilismath is a blend of essential oils and herbs having numerous curative properties, rubbing it over the head and body parts gives instant relief from pain and other local ailments.
In the following discussion, we shall look into the basic mechanism which makes massage an excellent tool for alleviating stress and body ailments, and will also talk about what additional benefits are obtained by doing massage with Zinda Tilismath.
How does massage work?
Massage is now considered an essential component of integrative medicine because it imparts many positive physiological effects on the body. For instance, it helps to mitigate pains, swellings, muscle spasms, and headaches, and also augments the healing process of the body.
How it does so is not completely understood, but it is believed that the touch and pressure applied during massage generate several physical and neurological responses in the body. It;
Improves blood flow
Massage increases blood flow. The physical manipulation induces local biochemical changes as well as stimulates nerve receptors, which dilate the blood vessels (Goats 153). This enhances the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and improves their functionality.
Increases lymphatic circulation
Similarly, it also improves the flow of lymph which carries metabolic wastes and excess interstitial fluid away from the tissues. In this way, it reduces pain and swelling and also diminishes muscle soreness (Gasibat & Wurida 64).
Relaxes tense muscles
Studies have found that massage effectively ameliorates the painful muscle spasms and also refreshes the tired or knotted muscles (Goats 154; Mori et. al. 177).
Relieves nerve compression
Likewise, it also eases the nerves compressed by the tense muscles, and thus, improves the functioning of muscles and organs.
Induces a relaxation response
Massage also produces a relaxation response in the body. It decreases your heart rate, lowers down your blood pressure, and also diminishes stress, anxiety, and muscle tension (Buttagat et. al. 15; Kaye et. al. 125). It also increases the production of serotonin and dopamine in the body which are the body’s natural anti-pain and anti-stress neurotransmitters (Field 228; Field et. al. 1399).
Benefits of Massage with Zinda Tilismath
Doing topical massage with Zinda Tilismath not only augments the curative effects of massage but also provides additional benefits. These include;
Menthol present in Zinda Tilismath binds and stimulates the cold receptors in the skin. It is perceived as a cooling sensation by the body (Hensel et. al. 27; Schäfer et. al. 620).
The natural ingredients of Zinda Tilismath impart an analgesic /counter-irritant effect. For instance, the topical application of menthol desensitizes the nociceptors present in the skin and also activates the pain-relieving pathways of the central nervous system (Pergolizzi et. al. 313). Similarly, eucalyptus oil, camphor, and thymol are also effective analgesics (Ghori et. al. 271; Silva et. al. 277).
Rubbing Zinda Tilismath over swollen or inflamed tissues helps in alleviating the symptoms as some of its constituents own anti-inflammatory properties. For instance, animal studies have revealed that eucalyptus oil possesses anti-inflammatory effects as it significantly diminishes the edema and swelling of tissues (Gbenou et. al. 1131).
Zinda Tilismath can be used as a muscle rub as it is an excellent remedy for muscle cramps, spasms, and stiffness. Its ingredients like camphor and thymol, in a study, have shown marked antispasmodic and muscle-relaxant effects (Astudilo et. al. 102). Similar effects have also been observed in the case of menthol.
Human skin contains numerous bacteria. As this herbal formulation has a wide range of antimicrobial activity, it kills the bacteria on the hands and the skin making the massage more hygienic. Thus, it diminishes the risk of infections.
Topical massage with Zinda Tilismath can be used as a remedy for many pains and local ailments. These include;
- Muscle cramps
- Muscle strains
- Muscle spasms
- Joint pain
- Foot pain
- Headache – etc
How to do Self-massage with Zinda Tilismath?
You must be wondering if you have to visit a massage therapist for this purpose. The answer is ‘No’. You don’t always need the help of another person unless the pain is present on an inaccessible body part like the upper back. You can easily do self-massage with Zinda Tilismath, for example, in the following way;
Ease your shoulder, neck, and back. Put 6 to 8 drops of Zinda Tilismath on your forehead. Now, place the pointer and middle fingers of both hands on the forehead such that they are meeting in the center. Apply gentle pressure and move your fingers inwards and outwards or in whatever direction that feels best. Focus on the tense areas. Repeat after 2 hours if necessary.
For lower back pain
Sit on the floor with your legs crossed and straighten your back. Put a few drops of Zinda Tilismath. Now place your thumbs on each side of the triangular bone at the bottom of your spine. Move the thumbs in circles and apply pressure on the tense spots. You can also do this maneuver while sitting straight on a chair.
For painful neck muscles
Straighten your neck and back, and lower your shoulders away from your ears. Identify the painful spots on your neck. Put few drops of Zinda Tilismath on the affected areas. Now press these spots with your fingers. Move your fingers in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, alternatively, for 3 to 5 minutes.
Massage not only relaxes the body and mind but is also a powerful tool to treat various pains and ailments. Adding Zinda Tilismath to this practice further augments the therapeutic benefits of massage. It can be used to cure muscle strains, cramps, headache, and numerous body pains like backache, foot ache, joint pain, etc.
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