Benefits of Massage

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
I look forward to treating or training you to massage soon! I offer a range of classic massages, speciality massage treatments, professional massage training and practical massage training. Please contact me for more details.
Best wishes, Steve