Benefits of massage

Massage has short term and long term benefits on both your physiological self and psychological self

Physiological

Sports massage:

  • Can improve flexibility
  • Can help enhance performance
  • Reduces the risk of injury
  • Can reduce muscular tension
  • Aids recovery time
  • Reduces the risk of repetitive strains
  • Breaks down scar tissue
  • Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Assists in the removal of metabolic waste
  • Can sedate or stimulate nerve endings
  • Can assist in mental preparation for a sporting event

In general massage can:

  • Relieve muscle stiffness and fatigue
  • Relieve tired and stiff joints
  • Improve skin tone and colour by aiding desquamation (the process of removing dead skin cells)
  • Encourage better circulation
  • Aid lymph drainage, reducing swelling
  • Sedate or stimulate the nervous system
  • Encourage deeper and relaxed breathing
  • Speed up the process of digestion
  • Encourage sleep
  • Improve muscle suppleness
  • Improve circulation
  • Boost your immunity
  • Improve skin elasticity
  • Relieve insomnia
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Balance the digestive system (did you know that stress causes your digestive system to slow down considerably)

Psychological

massage can:

  • Relax your body, releasing tension and the effects of stress
  • Relax your mind, reducing anxiety
  • Promote a sense of wellbeing and self esteem
  • Increase your energy levels

What can massage help treat?

Massage can benefit both physiological and psychological conditions

Physiological

  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Constipation
  • Postural problems
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Muscle Strain
  • and many more...

Psychological

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia/ sleeping problems

With each treatment I feel straighter and the sense of having muscles in balance is returning as I work through the homework exercises.

- Chris, Belmont