Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage is more than just an opportunity for you to have some ‘me’ time. Studies have shown many medical, physical and emotional benefits from just one massage session.

Below are some benefits of the massage therapies I offer;

Encourages Relaxation – Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest and recovery mode; an affect that lingers long after the massage.

Relieve Stress – Stress relief plays an important part in achieving a healthier lifestyle. One single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels, all which help reduce daily stress.

Improves Circulation – Pressure from massage has been shown to help move blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in, resulting in improved body function.


Lowers Blood Pressure – Studies have shown that massage can reduce both Systolic and diastolic blood pressure.


Improves Posture – Massage can help reinforce healthy and natural movements of the body, which can get your posture back on track.

Relax Muscles – Have lower back or neck/shoulder pain? Our daily activities; sitting a desks/driving long journeys/watching tv are likely to be the biggest culprits. Massage gets to the root of this problem by helping relax tense muscles.


Improves Flexibility And Range Of Motion – Age, Exercises & Lack of activity all can make joints/muscles tighten causing our range of motion to be more restricted. Massage helps to keeps joints more fluid and muscles more relaxed, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.


Relieves Headaches/Migraines - Headaches are one of the common reasons for attending a GP or a neurology clinic. 15% of the UK adult population have migraines and 80% have episodic tension-type headache from time to time. The lifetime frequency of headache is 96%, being higher in women than in men. Every day more than 100 000 people are absent from school or work because of migraine. Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches.


Promotes Deeper And Easier Breathing – Stress and Anxiety are commonly linked with constricted breathing. Massage can aid in relieving respiratory issues and train the body how to relax.


Strengthens The Immune System – Studies have indicated that frequent massage appointments can naturally increase the immune systems cytotoxic capacity – the activity level of the body’s natural ‘killer cells’


Improves Rehabilitation After Injury or Surgery – Massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissue and vital organs. So a continual massage can accelerate the recovery process, as well as help you relax and stay motivated.


Some interesting articles to read; https://www.medicinenet.com/massage_therapy/article.htm#what_are_some_other_points_to_consider_about_massage_therapy_as_complementary_and_alternative_medicine

https://www.sensemassage.co.uk/blog/75-the-physiological-effects-of-massage-on-the-body

 

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