The Benefits of a Massage
The benefits of a massage
Most of us indulge in a massage as a treat to unwind from the troubles and stresses of everyday life, but it can be beneficial to our bodies and our minds to schedule in regular massage sessions to keep us in tip-top condition.
Jo Murch, Founder and Massage Therapist at Massage and Me reminds us of the real importance of looking after our bodies: “When life is hectic, finding time for our own self-care can seem difficult. However, with 168 hours in a week and over 700 in a month, it puts into perspective that finding one hour for a massage might just be do-able. Let’s not put too much pressure on ourselves, and instead let’s start by congratulating ourselves when we do make time for a massage. Self-care is a real necessity for our mental and physical wellbeing. It’s also important to remember the benefits of massage therapy.”
With massage treatments at the forefront of our spa weekend packages, we know the importance of taking time to care for our bodies, relieve stress, recover from injury and improve blood circulation. In this article, we explore all the benefits of getting regular massages and why everyone should be enjoying a bit of ‘me’ time now and again.
Increases blood circulation
One of the main benefits of getting regular massages, but one that people don’t often know, is that it increases your blood circulation, pumping your blood around your body quicker, which in turn helps relieve pain, muscle tightness and improves overall health.
Nina Sabey a yoga, pilates and meditation teacher known as Sabey Yoga recommends getting a massage on a regular basis if you regularly train or exercise, or suffer from poor circulation:
“If you don’t have time for regular massages there’s still so many benefits of fitting in a massage when you can. Massages increase blood circulation which in turn relieves pain. It also acts as a stress outlet which is proven to naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity. Plus, the fact that muscles loosen and alleviate pain helps your body reposition itself into its natural and pain-free posture. Massages can help bad posture become a thing of the past.”
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