Massage therapy is one of the most popular treatments in the salon now more so than ever. With the majority of people working from home at a desk, body movement is limited causing more stiffness in your joints. This current reality is causing more built up tension, stiffness, pain and inflexibility in your body. Feelings you probably haven’t felt before or in a long time.
It is so important to stretch our muscles daily so that nutrition and oxygen from our blood reaches our tissues, insuring they stay supple and healthy.
UNIQUE MASSAGE TECHNIQUES TEAMED WITH A HOLISTIC ELEMENT AND HOME-CARE PROGRAMME IS A VERY EFFECTIVE WAY OF RELIEVING PAIN AND BUILT UP TENSION TO GET THE RESULTS REQUIRED.
If you are looking to reduce stress and tension, find a relief from chronic pain, heal an injury or recover after intense physical activity, or if you feel anxious or depressed, there are various massage techniques that are very beneficial for you. In this blog post I will look closer at the 6 main health and wellness benefits of massage treatments.
1. Massage relieves stress and tension
Too much tension and stress, mainly caused by our own thoughts, can result in actual physical pain and muscle stiffness. This can also cause headaches, fatigue and chronic pain if left untreated. Regular massage treatments have an anti-stress effect, have proven to eliminate stress by releasing the hormone cortisol (also known as the stress hormone) and improve your overall health and well-being by increasing your mood-enhancing hormones – dopamine and serotonin – the feel good hormones. Massage is also great to help lift your mood and with a nutritional and lifestyle programme it can help to fight anxiety and depression.
2. Massage promotes whole body relaxation
There is nothing nicier than a deeply relaxing full body massage! The power of relaxation is the key to a healthier and happy you. In order for you to help others, you have to put yourself first. Today’s lifestyle can be very stressful for many of us and it is important to find time to relax your body and mind in order to re-focus and regain the physical and mental balance needed for everyday life. Meditation and use of 100% natural, pure aromatherapy oils are an excellent aid to promote relaxation, feeling of calm and wellness.
3. Massage helps to relieve pain and to recover after injury and post-physical activities
Pulled muscle pain after intensive physical activity is quite common as the majority of people don’t stretch as much as we need to. Having back pain from poor posture or spending too much time sitting at your desk is also something we all are too familiar with. Massage therapy will target the pain at its root, will reduce inflammation, swelling, relieve tension in muscles, increase circulation and deliver nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissues. It is so important to identify if the pain is long term and to get it treated sooner than later.
4. Massage will improve your sleep patterns
Massage therapy helps to relax your body in order to improve your sleep at night so you can achieve deep relaxation and recharge your body. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night but the reality is far from that in most cases. Insomnia and sleep disorders can significantly affect your overall health and wellness, and your productivity during the day. A massage gives you much needed full body relaxation, and will increase serotonin levels in your body, which then will release melatonin – a hormone that helps us to fall asleep. Together with your massage therapist you might also need to consider the best sleep position for your body, the best mattress and correct pillow to relieve neck and back pain.
5. Massage is a great immunity booster and improves circulation in your body
Massage is amazing to boost your immune system and improve circulation in your body. Depending on the massage technique, it can help to remove lactic acid from muscle tissues, aid detoxification and improve optimal blood flow. This will in turn boost your energy levels, improve immune system function, and will help to reduce high blood pressure.
6. Massage aids to re-balance your body
Massage therapy is an ideal way to reduce muscle soreness, tightness and stiffness. Regular massage treatments can correct minor posture issues, muscle imbalances, reduce excessive scar tissue formation and improve flexibility in your joints. Massage therapy allows you to breathe more effectively and to relieve built up tension through breathing techniques. Organic, pure aromatherapy oils are also very helpful in this process.
Check out our list of massage treatments available in the salon, talk to us and together we will find the best suitable treatment for you!