What is Massage?
Massage is to work on the body with pressure with techniques commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows and forearms.
If we’re feeling stressed the first thing we want to do is run straight to a Masseuse to help us relax and class the treatment as a luxury or a treat to ourselves. However, it is used for more than that and has been proven to have a variety of health benefits.
Benefits of Massage…
1 – Boosts Immune System.
Many studies have linked Massage to improved functioning of the immune system. It has been shown to improve production of white blood cells which fight against disease.
2 – Improves Well-Being.
It has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone, Cortisol. Therefore, can reduce anxiety, stress and is great for people suffering from depression.
3 – Reduces Inflammation.
Just 10 minutes of Massage can reduce inflammation and help your body recover more quickly, particularly after physical exercise.
4 – Reduces Pain.
People who suffer from chronic lower back pain have found that regular treatment, in particular deep tissue, can alleviate and relieve the pain. Massage can decrease stiffness and improve movement in people with Osteoarthritis.
5 – Improve Sleep.
Studies have linked the treatment to having beneficial effects on Delta Waves. These are the brain waves associated with deep sleep.
6 – Postural Stress.
Most people tend to suffer with postural stress. Particularly desk workers. Prolonged periods of sitting can cause lower back, or pain in the shoulders and neck and suffer from weakness in the lower back. Massage can help to relieve the discomfort and help correct the posture.
Do you suffer from headaches? Next time a headaches hits, book in for a relaxing Massage. The treatment decreases frequency and severity of headaches. A single session immediately effects perceives pain in patients suffering from chronic tension headaches.
Contact us for a consultation or to book. We can discuss with you your concerns and advise the treatment which would be more beneficial to you.
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