Benefits of Massage

So is massage really beneficial? Can it really improve my health and wellbeing? The short answer is yes, it most definitely can. There are many ways in which massage can help improve and maintain your physical and emotional health. 

As we go about our daily lives, working longer hours, sitting for longer periods, putting increasing strain on our body, eventually something has to give. More often than not, it's your body that suffers. Most people don't even realise that their body is dealing with some sort of postural stress. That is until their problem gets worse, and they feel pain or discomfort.

One of the immediate and most well known benefits of massage is a feeling of deep calm and relaxation. This may be due to endorphins being released that give you an increased sense of wellbeing. Apart from this, there are a vast number of different ways that incorporating a regular massage into your routine may improve your overall health. 

  • It can ease muscle pain

  • Reduce muscle tension

  • Increase joint mobility and flexibility

  • Relax and soften tired or overused muscles

  • Helps athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous activity

  • Strengthen weak muscles and lengthen shortened muscles

  • Improve circulation and blood flow

  • Improve posture

  • Relieve headaches

  • Release of nerve compression (Carpal Tunnel, Sciatica)

  • May help to reduce stress

  • Can aid in the recovery process after a soft tissue injury

Massage may also be beneficial in the management of many health conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Insomnia, Sciatica, Whiplash, muscle weakness, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, back and neck pain, fatigue, Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder), Plantar Fasciitis, and Tennis elbow just to name a few.  

 

There are some instances where massage should not be performed, or should be modified according to the client's condition. This is the case for high risk pregnancy, Deep vein thrombosis, cardio-vascular conditions, contagious diseases or skin conditions, fever, severe pain, recent operation or acute injury, easy bruising, open wounds or burns, bleeding disorders, Varicose veins, acute inflammation, and the list goes on. 

 

If you are unsure or have any doubts about getting a massage treatment, always consult with your healthcare professional prior to booking a massage.