In the west, Massage is seen as a luxurious, pampering experience; however in many other countries and cultures – regular massage is simply a normal part of looking after both your body and your mind.
In addition to promoting relaxation, massage has a number of beneficial physiological and psychological effects, which together can stimulate wellbeing and greater mental health, as well as increased physical health.
Indeed, according to the UK’s NHS; “Massage is a form of structured or therapeutic touch. It can be used to relax the mind and body, promote sleep, relieve tension, improve the flow of blood and lymph (fluid in the lymphatic system), reduce blood pressure and enhance mood”.
Research into regular massage points to aiding ease the following ailments and problems:
- Digestive disorders
- Fatigue and low energy
- Headaches and Migraines
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Joint pain, sprains or stiffness
- Lower Back Pain
- Muscle tension and strains
- Postural imbalance
- Skin conditions
- Sports injuries
- Stiffness, Aches and Pains
- Water Retention