Full A good massage can be relaxing, but there are so many more potential benefits. Studies have shown that even a single massage can provide numerous physical and emotional benefits.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Full body 1 Hour £55
Back Neck & Shoulders £38
Deep tissue massage uses deep, slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle. It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. At the beginning of the massage, lighter pressure is generally applied to warm up and prep the muscles. Specific techniques are then applied
Potential Benefits of Massage
Stress can lead to the build up of the hormone called cortisol, which can lead to sleeplessness, digestive problems and headaches. However, studies have shown that massage decreases cortisol that is present in the body. This leads to relaxation and improved mood. This, in turn, allows you to better handle pressure and promotes clearer thinking.
This is probably what massage is best known for. Aching, sore, painful muscles can be caused by so many things – from sitting at a desk all day, to exercising too vigourously, to being under constant stress. A good massage can sooth those muscles. A regular massage can prevent any discomfort occurring in the first place.
Poor posture can be caused by a lot of things – such as being hunched over a computer all day or sat in a car for a long periods. If your body isn’t aligned correctly, some muscles will inevitably be overused and others underused. This can affect your internal organs, potentially affecting digestion, breathing and circulation. Massage can loosen overworked muscles, allowing your body to return to its natural posture.
More Flexibility & Greater Range of Motion
It is an unfortunate fact that, with age, joints become less flexible, leading to a more restricted range of movement. Massage works on the muscles, as well as the joints, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues, allowing your body to move more freely. Regular massage can lead to greater flexibility and greater range of movement which, in turn, leads to reduced chance of injury.
Massage helps to improve circulation. Poor circulation can lead to fluid in the lower legs, cold hands and feet, fatigue and aching muscles. Good circulation brings damaged tissue the oxygen and nutrients needed to heal, and carries away waste from internal organs and muscles. This improves bodily function.
Lower Blood Pressure
Some massage studies have shown that regular massage decreases blood pressure. This, in turn, can lead to lower stress hormones; lower anxiety, depression and irritability; lower risk of stroke, heart attack or kidney failure.
Promotes Deeper & Easier Breathing
Short, shallow breaths will almost inevitably lead to a state of anxiety. It may be that the muscles around the rib cage and abdomen have tightened, making deep breathing difficult, if not near impossible. Massage can help these muscles to relax, which can lead to improved, deeper breathing. Also, improved posture due to massage can lead to better alignment of the bodily structure around the lungs, leading to better breathing. As well as reducing anxiety, improved breathing can have a myriad of other benefits, including increased energy levels and better overall health.
Tension can lead to headaches. Massage can be very effective at releasing tension. The neck and shoulders in particular are prone to becoming tight when a person is under stress. Tightness in these areas can lead to headaches – massage can ease this tightness, leading to a feeling of lightness and the easing of headaches.