Massage benefits the whole body, both physically and emotionally. However some of the systems are more directly affected, particularly the skin, blood and lymph circulation, muscles and nerves. Holistic massage is a deeply relaxing experience. It is one of the most popular forms of massage offering a beautiful relaxing and nurturing treatment. When we knock or hurt ourselves we use our hands to rub or touch the affected place. Massage is an extension of this natural and instinctive method of soothing aches and pains.
Massage also helps to treat and balance the body. It helps support the body’s self healing mechanism. It is particularly helpful in the relief of stress related problems partly because of the positive effect it is thought to have on the autonomic nervous system. Massage also stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic system so that waste products are dealt with more efficiently. This can help regulate a sluggish metabolism and help boost and re balance energy levels. The release of feel good hormones such as serotonin is also thought to be a benefit of massage treatment. It is helpful for a wide range of problems such as:Tension, Headaches, Back, neck or shoulder pain, Stiffness, Aching muscles
Massage is a hands-on way of encouraging the body to relax. As a result it can help reduce pain that is linked to muscles and joints being held in a tight tense manner. I can also be of particular benefit to anyone who knows they hold their emotions at bay by tensing their muscles whether they want to or not.