can massage help you?
Everyone can benefit from a therapeutic treatment, whether it be as a preventative measure to maintain good health or to help with a specific problem. In the UK, Swedish massage is often thought of as a luxury, or pampering experience. It can certainly feel that way, but the many available benefits go far deeper than that. Just like regular exercise, massage benefits various systems within the body, promoting physical and mental well-being in a variety of ways that everyone can benefit from.
It is virtually impossible to feel stressed during or after a Swedish massage treatment. The pressure applied during the massage relaxes the tight muscles and relieves tension. The stimulation to the skin is incredibly relaxing, and it is common to feel a sense of alignment with your body during a Swedish massage. You become more aware of the muscles in your body as they are treated, and and this helps clear the mind of unwanted anxiety and dissipate depression. Swedish massage also promotes healthy sleeping, which is another way it can help with the bodies natural healing process. Whether insomnia or poor sleep is related to depression, anxiety, the onset of ageing or illness, Swedish massage can promote better sleep. This in turn can support a healthier function of the immune system, relieve stress, anxiety and depression, and support energy levels.
Swedish massage treatments are certainly an enjoyable way to pamper yourself, but it is also an effective type of therapy for many people who rely on Swedish massage therapy to support good health and to manage a variety of health conditions.
Note: I follow the Advertising Standards Authority guidelines of 1st March 2011 where, due to insufficient evidence based on clinical research, holistic therapists should not claim that massage therapy can help certain medical conditions. However, if you suffer from any of the following conditions we can discuss these during your first consultation.
Stiff, strained muscles?
If you suffer from muscular strains, Swedish massage can help your body flush metabolic wastes such as lactic acid and uric acid from your muscles through the lymph system. This can shorten your recovery time and help you feel better faster. Regular treatments help to increase flexibility, enhance the elasticity of your tissues and reduce pain. Many individuals benefit from a greater range of joint motion and movement thanks to Swedish massage therapy.