Managing Blood Pressure With Massage


Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. It is measured in two numbers such as- the systolic pressure and diastolic pressure.

The systolic pressure directs the blood pressure when hear beats during pumping the blood. On the other hand, the diastolic pressure directs the blood pressure when the heart at rest between beats. The normal blood pressure of the human body is less than 120 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic. The organs of the human body require the oxygen to survive and the blood carries the necessary oxygen to the whole body.

All the time, the blood pressure does not stay the same. It fluctuates every now and then. When you sleep, the blood pressures lowers and it rises with waking up from the sleep. The blood pressure also rises when you get angry, excited and nervous.

High blood pressure also called as hypertension refers the more pressure on the blood vessels than the normal blood pressure. If the reading of the blood pressure of a person is above 140/90, then he/she is considered as hypertensive.  On the other hand, the low blood pressure which is also known as hypotension means the less pressure on the blood vessels than the normal blood pressure. Due to the low blood pressure or hypotension, the blood is insufficiently circulated in the vital organs of the body such as the heart and the brain which can lead to serious health risks.

Lifestyle factors contribute to high blood pressure hypertension. These include lack of regular exercise, cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, overweight and unhealthy diet. 

One can control his high blood pressure by giving up the habit of smoking, consuming alcohol, exercising regularly and taking health diets.

Most of the people all over the world suffer from the hypertension and they usually neglect this disorder. The high blood pressure or hypertension has no typical signs and symptoms. For this reason, it is called as a “Silent Killer”. The symptoms of the blood pressure include headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, blurred vision, restlessness.

If a person suffers from the low blood pressure or the hypertension, he/she experiences many symptoms such as dizziness, pain in the chest, irregular heart beat, headache, stiff neck, back pain, consistent fever, wheezing, burning sensation during the urination etc.

Massage Therapy For High Blood Pressure

As taking the medications for controlling the blood pressure creates different complications, the massage can be a safe and effective therapy to manage the blood pressure.

The massage therapy can help protect the high blood pressure. It may help to make the nervous system calm which increases the pressure of the blood in response of the stress.

Research shows that if a person with the high blood pressure takes the massage therapy regularly, it reduces his/her blood pressure, depression, hostile behavior, the level of cortisol which contribute to the high blood pressure.

If you take the massage therapy regularly, it will reduce your stress as it is a significant factor to increase the blood pressure.  The massage is a deep and gentle method which involves different types of techniques such as pressing, rubbing, squeezing, kneading and stretching the muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues of the body in a systematic way.

The massage therapy stimulates the brain where oxytocin- a neurohypophysical hormone, is released which helps to reduce the heart rate.

The massage therapy is a holistic approach which boosts the natural healing abilities of the body. It reduces the pain, stiffness and tension of the muscles. It increases the relaxation and improves the patterns of sleep. It also increases the energy of the body.

As an alternative and complementary medical therapy, the massage therapy has become a mainstream treatment recommended by the medical professionals for managing the blood pressure.

A good number of people die everyday due to the high blood pressure or hypertension all over the world. The people with high blood pressure reluctantly take medications as they have to spend a reasonable amount of money to keep their blood pressure in control. The massage therapy is cost-effective and it has no side affects. For this reason, this form of therapy is increasingly becoming popular to control the blood pressure.

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