You know that post-massage feeling. Your mind is clear and your body is relaxed. An occasional massage leaves you feeling great, but regular massage can do so much more. The massage done in each session builds on itself, helping your body maintain its relaxed state and your muscles to remain loose even during times of physical and mental stress.
Massage is the oldest known healing art and predates all orthodox medicine and all other complementary therapies. In Eastern cultures, massage has always been part of a valued tradition that recognises the interrelatedness of the mind, body and spirit. Touch is an effective way of not only reducing pain and accelerating healing but it also gives comfort. Its phenomenal ability to relieve the ravages of stress and tension on the body has resulted in massage becoming the most popular of all complementary therapies.
Massage brings a deep sense of peace through profound relaxation of mind and body and to experience this on an individual level is to begin to create it in the world around you.
“The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing”
The Benefits of Massage
There are numerous research studies undertaken over the years that show benefits having a regular massage. Whether your need is to have a few moments of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or get relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing.
Long working hours, stressful jobs and sitting at a desk or in front of a computer for hours can seriously affect your health and wellbeing. This lifestyle can result in muscle aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, anxiety and stress.
Massage helps to reduce tension and ease back, neck and shoulder pain. It relieves muscle aches and pains; stiff necks, reduces headaches, insomnia, and anxiety and improves concentration.
Massage also has a cumulative affect on the body and the mind, so a regular massage will help to improve and maintain overall wellbeing, leaving you feeling calm, relaxed and energised!
- Stimulates the circulatory system
- Accelerates lymphatic drainage
- Improves flexibility of joints
- Relaxes tension in muscles
- Heightens awareness of body
- Enhances sports performance
- Calms and restores balance to body
- Seratonin and dopamine are released through massage, and the result is a feeling of calm, relaxation that makes chronic or habitual stress much easier to overcome.