Massage is not just about Me time!
Many people view having a massage as solely a pampering time or a treat when in actual fact it should be used as part of your tool kit for regular health maintenance.
Taking care of your body and tuning in to its needs are vital to prevent illness and degeneration, this often happens in a more positive way as a result of massage.
Massage has so many benefits that I could be here all day listing them out but for now I will focus on the Top Ten!
No 1 - Relieves Stress
Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle. Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol (the hormone released by the body in response to stress) and insulin levels all of which help reduce daily stress.
No 2 - Encourages Relaxation
Relax. Reset. Repeat. Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode - an effect that lingers long after the massage is over.
No 3 - Improves Posture
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can be corrected without being painful. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.
No 4 Improves Circulation
The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through congested areas. This causes new blood to flow in, resulting in improved body function.
No 5 Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any other medical condition. But one effective way to stave off high blood pressure naturally is massage therapy.
No 6 Relaxes Muscles
Got neck, back or muscle pain? Odds are, sitting all day at the office is the culprit. Massage gets to the root of persistent pain by relaxing tense muscles.
No 7 Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
As we age, joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps keep joints more fluid, making you more flexible and less prone to injury.
No 8 Promotes Deeper and Easier Breathing
One of the tell-tale signs of anxiety and stress is constricted breathing. Massage can play an important role in relieving respiratory issues and training the body how to relax.
No 9 Relieves Headaches
Millions of people suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Massage helps ease the pressure and pain, which can also reduce the chance and frequency of headaches.
No 10 Strengthens the Immune System
Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system's capacity-increasing the activity level of the body's natural "killer cells".
So I'm sure you can all find at least one good reason in there to have a massage and not feel you have to justify it! Book a treatment today and start yourself on the road to better health!
Helping you be your best self!
Ps I offer a 1 hour Relaxation Massage to help introduce you to the benefits of a great massage - €50.
If you would like to address any aches and pain I recommend the Therapeutic massage which brings in some cupping and manual release of areas of tension. €60
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