As most of you are aware massage has loads of benefits but I thought I would highlight some of the benefits.

1. Reduces Stress

Massage helps reduce stress, when having a massage your body creates endorphins which has a calming effect on your body so you feel nice and relaxed. Reducing your stress levels will do wonders for your current mental and physical health, while preventing potential diseases or stress-related conditions.

2. Pain Relief

Massage is great to reduce pain in your body, depending on your health, level of pain tolerance and exercise routine, there are various types of techniques to trigger certain tissues to relieve various aches and pains. Massage provides pain relief through applied pressure, muscle relaxation and increased circulation. With regular massage therapy sessions muscle cramps and spasms, stiffness and body aches are either reduced or prevented altogether.

3. Improves Posture and Flexibility

Regular massage can do wonders for your posture and flexibility. Massage therapy loosens and relaxes muscles, which relieves pressure points and gives joints a greater range of motion. Once pressure points are relieved, the body can position itself properly and develop a natural posture that doesn’t cause pain.

4. Rehabilitates Injuries

Massage will help increase circulation, relax muscles, increase flexibility and posture and reduce recovery time, while easing stress that may be intensified from painful injuries.

5. Relaxes Muscles and Mind

Considering the amount of stressors surrounding us every day, it’s sometimes impossible to allow our minds and bodies to relax and release. Massage is one of the easiest ways to achieve this because it activates the body’s parasympathetic nervous system that controls its ability to feel good. Massage therapy loosens and relaxes tense, overworked muscles by breaking up adhesions that cause discomfort. In addition to relaxing your body, massage therapy also calms a racing mind.

Anna James

Massage Therapist