Fundamentally the human body has not altered over the last few thousand years. Yet the way in which we live our lives, especially here in the West, has done so – and dramatically. Everyday the body suffers from the demands put upon it by this hectic pace of life, whilst having to perform tasks it quite simply was not designed for. Repetitive micro movements whilst seated many hours in front of a computer screen can have a far more detrimental effect upon the body than a strenuous work out in the gym! In short our body and mind are suffering from this stressful way of life.
Not just a luxury but essential for health and well being
The profound benefits of massage are being gradually more and more accepted, yet it is astounding how surprised people can react when, after a massage treatment, they are actually relieved of aches and pains which may have been endured over a great period of time. There is perhaps no better way than massage to alleviate the consequences of this stressful way of life, returning the body to a healthy state.
Benefits of massage for the muscle system
- breaks down knotted muscle fibres
- stretches and increases the elasticity of muscles
- cleanses fatigued and overused muscle tissue of the accumulation of toxins
- greatly improves muscle efficiency
- reduces spasms and cramping
- removes harmful scar tissue from previous injuries and micro tears of the fibres
Not only does massage have recognised benefits for the muscle system but there are also many positive direct and indirect effects for all the body’s systems.
Massage treats more than just muscles – it also
- boosts the immune system helping to remove harmful toxins
- improves circulation
- pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
- improves the quality of the body´s largest organ – the skin
- promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
- increases joint flexibility
- reduces post surgery adhesions and swelling
- improves concentration
- reduces fatigue and improves the quality of sleep
- releases endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
- reduces anxiety and enhances sense of well being