BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage treatments and holistic therapies help balance the body's systems, promote well being, prevent illness, and relax both mind and body. This occurs through the 1-on-1 attention received from the therapist, the relaxing atmosphere, and the energy provided by the therapist. The therapies help in both physical and emotional ways.

Physical benefits can include:

  • A source of external energy for your body
  • Stimulation of internal energies
  • Reduced oedema, cellulite and improved lymphatic drainage, which helps fight disease and infection
  • Prevention of colds, headaches, migraines
  • Improved immune system function
  • Stimulation of internal organs such as the lungs, kidneys, and brain
  • Improved diaphragmatic muscles, leading to deeper breathing into the stomach
  • Increased peristaltic (colonic) flow, improving waste removal
  • Removal of toxins and waste products from body tissues, for example lactic acid from aching muscles after exercise
  • Improved supply of oxygen and nutrients, feeding body tissues
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved hair condition
  • Improvement of skin colour, suppleness and resistance to infection
  • Desquamation (shedding of old skin)
  • Improved posture
  • Relaxation and prevention of hard, contracted muscles, tight knots and adhesions
  • Stretching and broadening of muscle tissue, improving muscle tone
  • Warmth for the body
  • Positive effects on serotonin, which is vital for a good night's sleep, endorphins which regulate pain, and dopamine, which affects our ability to feel pleasure
  • The stress hormone cortisol, is also significantly reduced during massage

Emotional benefits can include:

  • Reduction in stress, anxiety and depression
  • A calmer, serene, more laid back approach
  • A feeling of well being and a positive attitude
  • Promotion of body health awareness, enhancement of self-esteem and image
  • Eased emotional expression
  • Improved concentration and clarity of thought
  • An invigorating, tingling, refreshing glow
  • Comfort and relaxation