Massage is performed by manipulating the soft tissues of the body, using techniques designed to aid relaxation, reduce tension and encourage increased blood flow rich in oxygen and nutrients.
Massage is a holistic therapy working on physical, emotional and psychological levels, so a massage intended to ease muscle tension could also reduce anxiety and fatigue and improve quality of sleep.
Some benefits of massage are as follows but there are many more and can be unique to an individual and their specific needs or requirements from the treatment.
Relieves tension and stiffness
Reduces stress and anxiety
Relieves restlessness and insomnia
Promotes peaceful and quality sleep
Improved skin tone by removing dead cells and stimulating blood flow to nourish the skin
Increased circulation aiding removal of metabolic waste & stimulating the immune system
Increased flexibility and range of motion
Reduces pain and inflammation
Improves energy levels
Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers
Improves our overall sense of well-being