Whatever your age, gender or physical state, massage can benefit you.  Massage comes in many forms and can be stimulating, used to encourage injury rehabilitation or release tight muscles, or deeply relaxing.  When you call in to book a massage be sure to talk to our receptionist about your exact requirements and expectations.  That way we can recommend the right treatment for you.  Then when you come for your appointment talk again to your therapist so that you receive the massage you want and need.  Some of the many benefits of massage are outlined below. 

Physical

  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle spasm, tension and stiffness by warming and loosening muscle tissue
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments by increasing circulation and promoting blood flow which brings oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs
  • Reduces pain and swelling and reduces formation of excessive internal / external scar tissue following injury
  • Provides greater joint flexibility, mobility and range of motion helping to prevent future injury
  • Enhances athletic performance by facilitating recovery, muscle flexibility and joint mobility
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems and injuries caused during sport or work
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Stimulates the movement of lymph fluids to remove toxins from the tissues
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps to relieve tension-related headaches, backaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture through releasing tight tissue
  • Strengthens the immune system by increasing white blood cell counts
  • Supports recovery and rehabilitation after injury or surgery
  • Supports pain management in chronic disorders such as fibromyalgia, improving quality of life
  • Decreases illness-related fatigue by promoting deep relaxation
  • Alleviates sleep and other physical and emotional problems
  • Can reduce distressing behavioural symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as Alzheimers

Psychological

  • Fosters peace of mind and helps to relieve mental stress
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Improves the ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances the capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Offers individual space, giving “time out” from “normal life”
  • Encourages trust and understanding, improving the quality of interpersonal relationships
  • Helps to alleviate depression and promote a healthy mind

Emotional

  • Satisfies the mammalian need for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reassures, comforts and relieves stress and anxiety by reducing cortisone levels in the body and releasing seratonin and oxytocins
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection
  • Provides reassurance and comfort and aids self-esteem through touch
  • Calms aggressive behaviours