What are the benefits of massage?

There are many benefits of massage, physical, mental and emotional. Here are some benefits that are believed to help:

Physical Benefits

  • Helps identify areas of trouble  to help reduce the risk of injury
  • Can relieve muscular soreness and aches and pains
  • Can help muscles relax so your range of movement increases and you have greater muscle flexibility
  • Believed to reduce muscle fatigue helping to recover faster from hard workouts/events
  • Can help to eliminates tightness, stiffness and spasms in the muscles allowing you to do more of the things you enjoy
  • Helps to overcome muscular dysfunction which is believed to aid in athletic performance
  • Can help to improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Believed to remove metabolic waste from tissues helping speed up the recovery process
  • Can improve sleep and recovery rate
  • Can reduce pain signals sent to the brain
  • Believed to alances the nervous system to relieve stress and aid in relaxation
  • Can improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues to help them repair quicker
  • Believed to improve circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids; strengthens the immune system
  • Has been shown to breakdown any adhesions which may cause pain

Emotional Benefits

  • Can help with anxiety due to helping the body relax
  • Can help reduce depression
  • Believed to revitalise your mind
  • Can help your overall sense of well-being
  • Educates yourself through self-care tips and other useful information about your body

Mental Benefits

  • Encourages a relaxed state of mental calmness
  • Can help to relieve mental stress
  • Encourages awareness of your body and mind and overall wellbeing
  • Become more tuned in with your body to recognise stress signals and deal with them