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Benefits of Massage

Massage therapy can help you do much more than relax. There are many health benefits to massage:

Injury prevention & rehabilitation

  • Identifies early signs of potential overused and injury facilitating preventive care

  • Improves range of motion at joints, making you less prone to injury

  • Reduces adhesions and restrictions in the tissue

  • Sports injuries, soft tissue strains or injuries, rehabilitation of injured muscles

  • Breaks down scar tissue and realigns fibres along the direction of stress

  • Reduces and relieves chronic pain through release of endorphins - amino acids which acts as the body's natural painkiller

  • Paresthesias and nerve pain

Reduce stress and associated ailments

  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to induce relaxation and decrease stress

  • Reduce stress hormone, reducing emotional and physical stress

  • Aid medical disorders such, Digestive, Fibromyalgia, Headaches & Insomnia related to stress

 

Better balance

  • Identifies and corrects postural imbalances

  • Improve athletic performance

  • Release chronic muscle tension

 

Mental health

  • Boost mood and energy

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Improved sleep

  • Seratonin and dopamine - hormones which help regulate mood - are released through massage

 

Physical health & Immunity

  • Improves circulation, helping to provide oxygen and nutrients into tissues and organs

  • Improves lymphatic drainage, stimulates lymph flow and reduces swelling

  • Can help boost immunity - a 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that massage can increase white blood cell count

 

Self care

  • Whilst one massage treatment can provide many benefits, getting a massage on a regular basis is truly an investment in your own health.

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