Massage therapy is more than just a lovely pamper session or a luxury, regular massage has many health benefits and it should be part of a healthy, well balanced life.
It’s been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the body. When we feel stress, cortisol is released into the blood stream. We need this to enact our fight or flight response, it increases heart rate, BP, blood glucose, respiration and muscle tension, which are all important physiological reactions. When we have long term chronic stress, we release too much cortisol in the body, creating inflammation in many of our systems, resulting in elevated blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, muscle tension and more.
Massage can help you sleep. Sleep is so important for our everyday functioning, our bodies get sluggish, our brains don’t function as they should. Insomnia can be debilitating. Massage has been shown to stimulate delta brainwaves, inducing a deep repairative sleep.
It’s a time to be still. We’re all so concerned with being busy - going to the gym, going on walks, out to lunch - it’s almost like it’s shameful to ‘do nothing’, but life is about balance, and if we spend all out time in ‘busy mode’ we don’t get to balance it out with stillness. Massage forces you to be still for an hour and let your body rest. It’s important.
Massages are great for treating the following specific issues:
Sore aching muscles
Muscular injuries that have passed the acute inflammation stage
‘Desk workers back’
I use my experience and intuition to offer the right treatment for your body at that time, to leave you relaxed, stress free, and on the way to better health and wellbeing.