Treat Yourself To A Stress Relief Massage
- You Deserve It!

A stress relief massage is not only a great way to wind down in the evening, it's also a perfect 'pick-you-up' in the morning.  It helps to both relax and calm you as well as to rejuvenate and energize you.

Massage Therapy

The art of massage has been practiced for many years and by many cultures. Massage Therapy aims to improve health & well-being through touch.

The massage therapist uses varying hand movements and levels of pressure to rub, press and manipulate muscles - they may also use their feet, elbows or forearms. This action helps to relax soft tissues and increase blood and oxygen circulation to the massaged areas.

There are many types of massage and they range from a light stroke to deep pressure.  Very Well Health goes into further details on the various types of massage.

The therapist uses touch to identify the areas of tension and to determine the level of intensity required to reduce this tension.

It is estimated that over 80% of diseases are stress related. The healing power of touch & the resulting benefits of massage help to melt away stress and keep its negative effects at bay.

Benefits of Massage

Massage benefits can be physical, emotional and psychological.  That's why massage is such a powerful medium to bring balance to your mind and body.

A stress relief massage not only calms and soothes but it also rejuvenates and energizes.  Massage benefits can be gained when done by a trained professional or yourself.

Physical Massage Benefits

  • Aids in relaxation of the body
  • Protects the body by strengthening the immune system
  • Helps energy to flow throughout the body
  • Aids digestion
  • Improves circulation by increasing blood flow to the muscle -improved blood circulation helps the body to receive oxygen and nutrients
  • Increased levels of endorphin help in pain management hence decreasing the reliance on pain medication
  • Improves range of body motion due to relaxed and more flexible muscles
  • Improves posture
  • Helps to manage pain from arthritis, sore muscles, muscle spasms
  • Improves breathing
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system causing the body to eliminate waste products and harmful toxins
  • Helps the body to recover quickly from injuries or from surgical operations
  • Reduces discomfort during pregnancy and assists with shorter, easier labor
  • Improves the condition of the skin
  • Decreases water retention and cramping for sufferers of premenstrual stress

Mental Massage Benefits

  • Aids in relaxation of the mind
  • Improves mental energy and clarity
  • Improves productivity
  • Enhances creativity as a result of improved mental clarity

Emotional Benefits of Massage

  • Produces a feeling of well being as a result of increased endorphin levels
  • Reduces incidences of anxiety and depression

Don't Have Time To Get A Stress Relief Massage?

Don't shy away from giving your body the attention it needs because you feel you don't have time to see a trained massage therapist.  You are perfectly capable of giving yourself a soothing stress relief massage.

Your hands also possess the soothing touch that your aching muscles are crying for.  Conveniently for you, they are an arm's length away.

Have you ever …

  • used your right hand to rub that knot in your left shoulder ?
  • taken your foot from your shoe and rubbed the bottom of your foot to ease the soreness ?
  • rotated your fingertips at the temple of your head to soothe that throbbing headache ?

If the answer to any of the questions is yes, then you have given yourself a massage before.  It's really that simple.

A self-massage can be done while watching TV at home, on your job, at your desk, almost anywhere.  Quick and easy with the same benefits.  To learn more about how to do a self-massage, click here.

A regular practice of massage for stress relief is ideal and a recommended daily practice to improve your health and well-being.

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