Massage is good for every body. It is both a healing art and a science, and is recognised as the most ancient of all the healing arts.
There is scientific evidence supporting its beneficial effects on the body, mind and emotions, but the best part about massage is
that it feels so good!
Research shows tat therapeutic massage stimulates the nervous system to produce hormones that have tremendous
benefit on the entire body, while at the same time, reduces unwanted or out of balance levels of chemicals that can have a detrimental
effect on us.
Here are just some of the benefits of massage:
maintains and improves skin health, particularly in the elderly by
increasing oxygenation, lubrication and elasticity
loosens scar tissue and improves flexibility relaxes the fascia on the
scalp, decreasing tension and some forms of headache
improves and maintains muscle flexibility and vitality, and speeds up recovery
relieves muscle restrictions, tightness, stiffness and spasm
delays muscle wasting due to disuse and encourages better
muscle activity through increased movement of nutrients
relaxes muscles and tight tissues which may cause nerve pain
increases blood flow withut putting additional strain on the heart, and
decreases the heart rate
increases circulation and lowers blood pressure
stimulates the lymphatics and encourages waste removal
the immune system and promotes relaxation, decreasing insomnia and improving sleep patterns
assists the digestive system by increasing
movement in the large intestine
decreases stress levels; massage recipients show an increase in dopamine and serotonin levels which
decrease stress and depression
decreases pain by releasing pain-relieving neurochemicals and assists alignment of connective tissue
fibres after injury
increases movement of joints by decreasing muscle tension and connective tissue thickening and rigidity
many more benefits of massage and each person responds differently to it. Many of my clients say they feel energised but peaceful
and relaxed at the same time. This is the magic of massage!