Do you suffer from stress, high blood pressure, exhaustion, muscle tension, back pain, and poor sleep?
These are just a few of the top concerns expressed by many in modern society, and because of our stressful and hectic lifestyles, it is easy to look at these problems as being normal, or acceptable. Sound familiar?
Perhaps, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or depression has negatively affected your quality of life? Are you in general poor health or simply want to improve your wellness? What if there was a simple, drug and side effect free therapy that helps with the symptoms of many conditions and greatly improves your overall wellbeing?
There is! It’s called Massage Therapy
Improve your physical health, boost your mental and emotional wellness, and discover massage as an alternative form of medicine and complementary therapy.
While massage is well known to be relaxing, this is far from the only health benefit it offers. A study released in 2012 showed massage to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which helps lower blood pressure, promotes heart health, boosts mood, and improves emotional health.
Massage also increases production of "feel good" neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, both of which support positive mood, sound emotional health, and lower risks for depression.
Massage has a positive effect on delta brain waves that are related to a healthy sleep process and a session as short as 15 to 30 minutes has numerous benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.
From common ailments like headaches and back pain to more serious health conditions like cancer, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and an unhealthy heart, massage therapy can offer benefits. And, most important, massage therapy is an effective preventive measure that will boost the overall health and wellness of your mind, body, and spirit.
1Massage Therapy: lowers stress and improves wellbeing.
2Massage Therapy: helps physical and mental health conditions.
3Massage Therapy: can help pain related medical conditions.
Make Yourself A Priority, Get Started Today!
Schedule some 'me' time and put yourself first so that you can become fitter and healthier, enabling you to continue looking after everyone else.
Not only will you become more relaxed, less tense and happier, massage therapy will greatly support the overall wellness of your mind, body and spirit.
Touch is essential for stimulating our nervous system and promoting healthy physical development.
It is also critical for our mental and social development. Touch is an instinctive, natural language that we all speak and understand.
One of the advantages of massage therapy is that it is formalised touch. In other words you have permission to touch someone within established and defined boundaries for therapeutic benefit.
Massage Therapy can be defined as the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body. It is generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue whilst improving circulation as well as promoting relaxation and well-being.
Rooted In Ancient History
The history of Massage Therapy can be traced back over 5,000 years varying in many different types and applications. Chinese, Persian, and Egyptian cultures have all recorded its use for a variety of purposes, including the improvement of circulatory and joint movement issues.
Bodywork and massage therapy reduce pain, stiffness and muscle fatigue. They improve circulation and are fantastic stress management tools. Massage therapy reduces stress, relieves pain and provides emotional release.
Promotes good quality sleep
Strengthens immune system
Massage Therapy and Stress Management
Massage is a wonderful stress relief therapy for just about everyone. The benefits go far beyond stress relief, though. A massage with moderate pressure for as little 15 minutes can offer relief from stress, anger, anxiety and depression.
Allowing stress to drive us to our breaking point is never fun, but why should it be allowed to get that far? We go to the salon to maintain our hair, have our heaters serviced annually and take our cars in to the mechanic for a service. We should be just as vigilant about our own self-care practices.
Massage therapy can decrease the body’s stress levels, flush toxins and waste products from our muscles and give a boost to our feel-good hormones.
However, it isn’t just excellent for your physical health, the benefits extend to mental and emotional health too. Our body is essentially an archive of our lives, it takes the toll of each day we face and thus, every day we have experienced in the past. It counts every negative thought, the shame of the past, a fight with a loved one and the emotional baggage that we carry.
All of that becomes stored in our nervous system and muscles. We tell ourselves it’s no big deal and that we should just let it go, but our bodies are still keeping score of all of that cumulative stress. Its weighing us down, whether we realise it or not.
There is a very good reason massage therapy has been used for thousands of years as a mental and physical health treatment. Quite simply, it works!
Top Ten Reasons To Get A Massage...
More and more research is providing evidence for the health benefits of massage and it has become a well-recognised and respected form of complementary therapy and alternative medicine. Massage makes you feel great, and clinical studies find it to boost mood, reduce stress, and improve general health and wellness.
Massage can help you get into a place of very deep relaxation, which is essential for the body to heal. The deep, soothing, and rhythmical strokes of a good massage feel pleasurable and help the body to unwind as tensions are released. Aromatherapy massage uses essential oils, such as lavender, which has medicinal properties and is chosen for it's mood-enhancing qualities.
Massage helps reduce muscular tension and can alleviate muscular aches and pains, stiff neck, back pain, and pain from chronic conditions such as arthritis.
Massage helps reduce both stress and anxiety. By lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol, massage helps calm the mind and relax the body. Headaches are also helped by massage as therapists target certain trigger points, which greatly reduce the occurrences of headaches or migraines.
Massage helps promote good sleep and helps alleviate insomnia to get a deeply restorative and restful night’s rest.
Lymphatic massage targets the lymph nodes, which helps carry toxic waste from the muscles, organs, and tissues to detoxify the body, help with digestion and improve overall health.
Postural imbalance can be caused by muscular tension. Massage helps release muscular tension, and once relaxed, the body can return to its natural state of balance and alignment.
Trigger point therapy, myofascial, and Swedish massage can ease symptoms of fibromyalgia. Specifically, trigger point therapy deactivates trigger points using finger pressure. Swedish massage provides relaxation and stress relief that helps ease fibromyalgia pain. Myofascial Release applies gentle pressure to connective tissue that helps alleviate pain and restore motion by elongating muscle fibers.
Massage can help improve cardiovascular health. By reducing tension, increasing blood flow and lowering cortisol levels, blood circulation is improved, stress is lowered, and the heart can operate at an optimum level.
See what our clients have to say:
"A wonderful massage with Amanda. She senses just where you need it most. You enter the room tense and stiff and walk out on a cloud. All knots and tension gone. Thank you so much for my blissful treatment xxxx"
Massage Therapy Client
"Had a full body massage today with Amanda it was amazing she made me feel really comfortable and at ease the massage is the best I've ever had thanks Amanda x"
Massage Therapy Client
Do Not Neglect Yourself, Get Started Today!
Not only will you feel fantastic but massage therapy can really help with the symptoms associated with various medical conditions you might have.
At the very least, massage therapy will greatly support the overall wellness of your mind, body and spirit.
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We offer a free, 30-minute no obligation consultation to review your situation and give you advice on how best to proceed in order to achieve optimum health and well-being.
"Fantastic back and shoulder massage..."
"Fantastic back and shoulder massage, really professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of trying it out. Felt brilliant after, I was so relaxed and will be booking again."
Massage Therapy Client
"Wonderful back, shoulder and neck massage..."
"I had a wonderful back, shoulder and neck massage today. I arrived feeling stressed and uptight and left feeling so relaxed. Thank you Jo X"
Massage Therapy Client
Make Massage Therapy a Part of Your Regular Health and Wellness Routine!
Our Services incorporate a wide variety of massage therapy types including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Salt Stone Therapy Massage, Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Tui Na and Indian Head Massage to enable you to stay healthy and stress free.
You now have the opportunity to experience massage therapy and see how it can benefit your health for yourself.
They all offer varying benefits and are used to address different conditions or issues. The physical benefits from massage can help the symptoms from pain relief, circulation issues, posture misalignment, fibromyalgia, injuries, muscle tension, arthritis, chronic pain management, back pain, and more. However, massage goes beyond physical benefits as it can help you achieve maximum mental well-being.
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If you aren't sure what type of massage therapy or session duration is best for your situation book your FREE 30 minute consultation.
Did you know?
Massage Therapy was ranked the 2nd most popular complementary therapy demanded by clients in a survey conducted by Professional Association the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)!
"The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and a scented massage every day..”
P.S.: Fun fact, Julius Caesar (c. 100 to 44 BC) used massage to help his epilepsy!