In today’s society where life can be hectic and stress related illnesses are on the increase, we all need to relax and escape from the pressures of day to day life.
It is now a well-known fact that psychological health and stress in particular are directly linked to the onset of physical illnesses and diseases in the body.
Regular massage can significantly reduce stress levels and potentially improve your overall health.
Research indicates that the levels of the stress hormone Cortisol (which has a weakening effect on the immune system) are greatly reduced during a massage, and levels of the ‘feel good’ hormones like Oxytocin are increased.
Massage stimulates the circulatory system enabling better distribution of vital nutrients to all systems of the body, and elimination of toxins from the blood.
Lactic acid and other waste products that contribute to pain and discomfort in the muscles and joints are removed. Our breathing deepens during massage, reducing blood pressure and lowering the pulse rate.
The condition and appearance of the skin is improved by encouraging sebaceous gland activity, cell regeneration and desquamation (skin exfoliation).