About Massage Therapy
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues.
It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility. Massage helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.
Why do we need regular massage?
Massage as a healing tool, has been around for thousands of years throughout many cultures. It offers a drug-free, non-invasive humanistic approach which promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Aside from the upkeep of your muscles for flexibility and suppleness, regular massage helps to maintain a certain balance in the body, improving the functioning of all systems in the body and creating balance between the mind, body and soul also known as ‘equilibrium’.
Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind however, there are specific changes which occur physiologically and psychologically, even more so when massage is used as a preventative measure and frequent therapy rather than simply mere luxury.
We now have scientific evidence measuring the physiological benefits of massage.
These benefits range from alleviating the growing stress of modern-day life to accompanying treatment in chronic disease and the treatment of injuries.
What exactly does Massage Therapy do for you?