Sunday, 4 March 2012

The benefits of a massage

Have you ever had a Massage? and if you you go for a regular massage or is it just a one off pamper..just a treat?
Massage has been around for centuries and though is a lovely relaxing pamper actually does a lot more for you then you may realise! 
Swedish Massage is designed to work on stress and tension by relaxing the muscles and helping to boost circulation in the body. It also provides physical relaxation, decreases stress and muscle tension and improves range of motion. The specific techniques used in Swedish massage involve the application of long, gliding strokes, friction, kneading and tapping movements on the soft tissues of the body. 

The Benefits Of A Swedish Massage Include:
Circulatory System
Increases circulation
Emphasizes the elimination of metabolic wastes
Improves the lymphatic system which also removes waste from the body thus resulting in less swelling from injury

Endocrine System
Releases endorphins
Mechanically stretches and elongates muscles
Stimulates parasympathetic nervous system
Reduction in pain
Helps improve weak muscles
Supports relaxation and improves sleep

Muscular System
Alleviates the restriction of muscles as well as tension and stiffness
Enhances blood circulation
Increases flexibility and durability of muscles
Delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles which reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.

Respiratory System
Stimulates slower breathing
Breaks up mucus and other respiratory discharge in the lungs.
Allows the body to become relaxed and begin the repairing process
If you're suffering from a cold, this is helpful because it helps you to rid your body of these toxins at a faster rate.

Can relieve colic and gas as well as constipation
Promotes better digestion 


Relaxes body and mind Improves all over well-being of the individual Relief of inner tension and stress (Salvo)

 A massage once a month is a lovely way to treat yourself and help benefit your body!