Massage Therapy And The Largest Organ Of The Body
The Skin Is The Largest Organ Of The Body
Your body’s largest organ and the fastest-growing organ is the skin. The skin not only protects us from the harmful UV-B rays of the sun but also protects us from harmful bacteria and pathogen invaders. The skin has elements that helps our immune system work to regulate and balance our internal body systems by regulating our body temperature.
The skin covers our entire human body and has a big job to do. Other important functions of the skin contain nerve structures that include sensory perception (touch), surface temperature, and pain.
The skin keeps important chemicals and nutrients in the body and at the same time the skin can excrete and detoxify through its sweat glands for the purpose of fluid loss which cools the body.
Massage therapy can manipulate the largest organ system (the skin) in differing ways. This hands-on therapy applies manual techiniques and movable pressure on the skin moving layers of body muscles and soft tissues.
Soft tissue includes tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, fibrous tissues, fat, and synovial membranes (which are connective tissue), and muscles, nerves and blood vessels (which are not connective tissue) – which includes holding, squeezing, compression, (decompress & release) causing movement, and/or applying pressure to the body.
Massage therapy addresses multiple layers of muscle fibers by applying direct skin pressure to the body through strokes, deep or moderate finger pressure, friction, taping and moving across the grain of the muscles.
Sunstone Registered Massage offers custom massage incorporating a variety of modalities to normalize and optimally realign these tissues and muscles.
Massage can help realign the muscle fibres which re-establishes the integrity of the muscle tissue to normalize muscle length to relieve pain with the aim to normalize and improve your overall health.
It’s time to start taking care of your skin. Keep your skin moisturized and soft. Taking care of your skin, the largest organ in the body is taking care of your muscles and soft tissues.