Massage is often considered a luxury, something to pamper ourselves. But massage not only feels like a treat, it is also good for you! Hence you Feel and Heal! Few realise the extraordinary physical and mental health benefits of regular massage. It offers emotional balance as well as tangible physical benefits.
When we feel good we are less likely to become ill, and when we are healthy we are more likely to feel good. Massage plays an integral part in restoring and maintaining good health.
Benefits of Massage:
Releases endorphins—the body's natural "feel-good" chemical, pain-killer and stress-reliever
Alleviates stress – the greatest cause of illness
Reduces depression and anxiety
Promotes circulation: pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
Promotes tissue regeneration and generally improves the condition of the skin
Exercises weak, tight, or wasting muscles
Relaxes injured, tired and strained muscles
Reduces spasms and cramps
Slows down the ageing process
Promotes good sleep
Reduces fatigue and boosts energy
Improves concentration and clarity
Alleviates many emotional and physical conditions
Massage is increasingly being integrated into hospice care to stimulate the recovery process, while in many Eastern cultures massage continues to be part of a daily regimen for health maintenance. Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.