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Why You Need a Therapeutic Massage

It’s well known that massaging soothes and relaxes the body, and is often used as a much needed treat after a stressful day. The treatment works by applying different levels of pressure, tension and motions to the soft tissues of the body. Carried out by a massage therapist or health care practitioner, massaging relieves tension in the body; it also has more benefits to both physical and mental health than you may think.

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Massaging aids stress and depression

Massaging aids stress and depression

Massaging is great as an anxiety and stress buster, because it reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and can also boost serotonin levels. A full body rub or enriching vitamin facial, will leave you revitalised and in high spirits!

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Improves circulation

Improves circulation

Massaging stimulates circulation of the blood and movement of lymph fluids, making it especially beneficial in winter when poor circulation promotes the feeling of coldness. Blood pressure is also reduced and deeper, easier breathing is stimulated, aiding the overall flow of your body.

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Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

As well as decreasing pain and swelling for faster healing of strains and sprains, massages can reduce the formation of excessive scar tissue from injury. Massages are popular for alleviating pain from sports injuries or post-operation in particular, as they greatly relax tension and stiffness in the muscles.

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Enriching

Enriching

A detoxifying massage enhances the health and nourishment of skin. Set with anti-oxidant rich minerals and vitamins, specialist massage treatments will purify and regenerate skin cells whilst providing essential moisture. Massages are especially beneficial to deeply cleanse the skin and prevent breakouts.

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Strengthening

Strengthening

Massaging is often used to treat musculoskeletal problems, and can improve posture. Joints will acquire greater flexibility and range of motion. Additionally, the immune system can be strengthened, making massages both relaxing and an excellent health enhancer.

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Massages create peace of mind

Massages create peace of mind

Though relaxed you’ll develop an increased state of alertness between the mind and the body, as tension is relieved and headaches disappear. Massaging promotes a healthier sleep and calm thinking, allowing you to radiate with a feeling of general well-being.