- Pain relief – For musculoskeletal injuries, tension headaches and back pain.
- Detoxification – Massage stimulates the immune system by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage.
- Muscle recovery – Massage helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that build up during exercise.
- Muscle tone – Improving muscle tone and delaying muscle atrophy resulting from inactivity.
- Prevent injury – Deep massage can separate fascial fibres, prevent adhesions and reduce inflammation and oedema.
- Healing – Massage increases circulation and therefore improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
- Mental alertness – After massage, EEG patterns indicate enhanced performance and alertness on mathematical computations.
- Reduced anxiety and depression – Massage has been shown to reduce subclinical depression.
- Relaxation – The release of endorphins and serotonin inducing a relaxed, ‘feel good’ state can improve sleep, reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
Fancy learning to massage just for fun? I’ll be teaching a “Massage for Beginners” course through the lovely people at Bright Learning on Saturday, 19th November, 2011. We’ll also be touching on some useful acupressure skills too.
For more details or to book – click here.