Massage can be both relaxing and invigorating, relieving tired, knotted and tight muscles. Regular body massages can have an enhancing effect on your health in general and your vitality, strengthening and toning the entire body, helping to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension.
Massage helps remove toxins and improves the circulation of blood and lymph around the body for rapid cell renewal, boosting the immune system and improving the elasticity, texture and general tone of the skin.
Massaging the body also relaxes the mind, helping the body let go of all the pressures of everyday life, promoting general well being and self-esteem.
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The benefits of body massage
• Helps increase joint mobility by reducing any thickening of the connective tissue and helping to release restrictions in the facia
• Helps to free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation, helping restore range of motion to stiff joints
• Improves muscle tone and balance, reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints
• Relieves muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissue
• Increases flexibility in the muscles due to muscular relaxation
• Increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into muscle, reducing fatigue and soreness
• Reduce oedema (excess fluid in the tissue) by increasing lymphatic drainage and removal of waste
• May help to strengthen the immune system, due to increase in white blood cells
• Stimulates sensory receptors: this can either stimulate or soothe nerves depending on the techniques used
• Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, helping promote relaxation and the reduction of stress
• Helps to reduce pain by the release of endorphins (endorphins are also known to elevate the mood)
• Improves circulation to the skin, increased nutrition to the cells and encouraging cell regeneration
• Increases sweat production, helping to excrete urea and waste products through the skin
• Vaso-dilation of the surface capillaries helping to improve the skin’s colour
• Improved elasticity of the skin
• Increased sebum production, helping to improve the skin’s suppleness and resistance to infection
• Deepens respiration and improves lung capacity by relaxing any tightness in the respiratory muscles
• Slows down the rate of respiration due to the reduced stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
• Increases peristalsis in the large intestine, helping to relieve constipation, colic and gas
• Promotes the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which stimulates digestion
• Reduces stress and anxiety by relaxing both mind and body
• Creates a feeling of well-being and enhanced self-esteem
• Promotes positive body awareness and an improved body image through relaxation
• Eases emotional trauma through relaxation