There’s nothing quite like a fabulous massage to ease away stress and relieve tension. Your worries float away as your muscles relax. Calmness flows through the mind and body. Massage is a great way to feel better, look better and practice self-care.
What is Massage?
Massage is a form of tissue manipulation which has developed over thousands of years. From ancient China to worldwide in the present day it is used for the promotion and restoration of health. Massage is the use of hands or mechanical means, to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, particularly muscles. It can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation of the whole body or part of it. It promotes suppleness of the muscles, improves circulation and reduces stress. Regular massage strengthens and tones the entire body system.
What are the main benefits?
SOOTHING: Touch is known to be soothing and comforting and massage uses touch to soothe and relax the body. It’s estimated that between 75-90% of all doctor visits in the United States of America are due to stress, massage, which reduces stress, can help improve health.
STIMULATING: The systems of the body are stimulated and activated by massage. It therefore encourages improved circulation, aids digestion, waste removal and neural communication, invigorates and relaxes muscles thus preventing spasm and stiffness, speeds up skin renewal and promotes cell regeneration.
INSTINCTIVE: When we knock or hurt ourselves we often use our hands to rub or touch the affected place. Massage is an extension of this natural and instinctive method of soothing aches and pains.
COMFORTING: Touch is natural and comforting. People of all ages use touch to gain a sense of security and well-being and consequently massage has psychological as well as physical benefits.
Massage benefits all the systems of the body:
SKELETAL: Massage can help increase joint mobility by reducing any thickening of the connective tissue.
MUSCULAR: It relieves muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissue and increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle.
CARDIOVASCULAR: Produces an enhanced blood flow.
LYMPHATIC: Massage increases lymphatic drainage and the removal of waste from the system.
NERVOUS: Massage helps calm the nervous system, helping promote relaxation and the reduction of stress. It also helps reduce pain by releasing endorphins.
SKIN: Massage improves circulation thus increasing nutrition to the cells and encouraging cell regeneration. This in turn, improves elasticity of the skin.
RESPIRATORY: Massage deepens respiration and improves lung capacity by relaxing any tightness in the respiratory muscles.
DIGESTIVE: Increases digestion in the large intestine, helping to relieve constipation, colic and gas.
URINARY: It increases urinary output due to increased circulation and lymph drainage from the tissues.
PHYSIOLOGICAL: Massage reduces stress and anxiety by relaxing both mind and body. It creates a feeling of well-being and enhanced self esteem
What does a massage treatment entail?
Our massage therapies are all bespoke to each client and their individual needs. You’ll be welcomed in to our cosy and comfortable room for an initial consultation. This is so your therapist can assess your posture and discuss any conditions or concerns that you may have. You’ll then get on to the massage table and your therapy will commence, using a combination of Swedish and deep tissue manoeuvres you’ll feel your tension knots melt away.
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage 30m – £30.00
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage 60m – £50.00
Full Body Massage 60m – £50.00
Full Body Massage 90m – £75.00
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