WELLNESS

The benefits of a good massage

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Spa relaxation

The benefits of experiencing a massage are endless, so let’s look at why you should think about enjoying one with Hot Stone Spa.

Sure, a massage makes you feel good, but you probably never thought about how effective regular massage therapy could be for your overall physical and mental health.

Massage can improve flexibility, help with muscle recovery, reduce stress, and if done regularly it can even enhance your metabolism and circulation.

That’s where we come in. Read on to find out more.

 

Massage therapy for lymphatic drainage

It might appear to be simple pressing and kneading on random points of the body, but there is scientific knowledge behind massage.

Massage increases blood and lymph circulation. Lymph is a fluid that empties waste through your body’s own drainage system known as the lymph nodes, but strenuous muscle stimulation can lead to increased lymphatic waste, and massage promotes movement of this waste.

Massage also has many other bodily benefits:

  • Increasing of the blood's oxygen capacity up to 15%.

  • Improvement of sebum and sweat gland functioning.

  • Stimulation of the nerves in the internal organs, enhancing blood supply.

  • Stimulation of tight and weakened muscles, aiding better posture and movement.

 

Thats why you feel fantastic after a massage!


Sport and massage therapy

Massage can reduce or eradicate what may appear to be sports or exercise-related pain, and may increase endurance by playing a part in controlling fatigue whilst also speeding up muscle recovery rates as it eliminates lymph-waste irritation.

Muscle growth and repair is also accelerated by circulation and stimulation from massage, resulting in recovery from common soft-tissue injuries obtained playing sport, such as sprains and strains.

As a result, you may experience better training plus more effective and enjoyable workouts with regular massage.

Massage therapy to improve mental health

And let’s not forget that mental and emotional tension and stress can cause physical damage too. Hormones such as cortisol can shrink your blood vessels, preventing good circulation, and resulting in high blood pressure. In a world where we rarely take time to switch off, it’s important to remember that a mind and body constantly in ‘fight-or-flight’ response means your heart needs to work much harder alongside shallower breathing, and slower digestion of nutrients.

In fact, researchers have estimated that 80% of disease has stress as its root cause.

 

Massage may help with the following conditions:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Sciatica and general back pain

  • Fibromyalgia

Whether you experience physical or mental issues, a massage is sure to help you feel better in no time.

Benefits of massage for senior citizens

Massage works wonders on literally everybody no matter your age, and it can be especially useful for mature citizens who are experiencing the physical effects of aging which can include thinner, drier skin, reduced tissue elasticity, loss of mobility, and decreased bone mass.

Massage assists the ageing body by promoting healthy skin through improving circulation of blood and lymph waste, reducing muscular tension, increasing feelings of well-being, and reducing pain and discomfort from arthritis.

You can increase the benefits of massage with regular sessions

Enjoying a good-quality massage can do you the world of good - and having them regularly can improve your life even more.

Consider working alongside your therapist to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs, and make a record of how much better you feel over time to really see the effects.

If you’d like to inquire about how Hot Stone Spa massage therapy can help you, call 0208 830 2611 or click Book Now above.