About Massage

Massage has many benefits. It’s not only for pain relief, muscle or joint soreness, or headaches and migraines. Or just for preparing for or recovering from a range of sporting, fitness or recreation activities. By stimulating the body’s various systems – in particular, the musculo-skeletal, lymphatic, endocrine (hormone) and nervous systems, a wide range of healing and health benefits occur. These include:

  • Improved feeling of general well-being.
  • Improved circulation of blood and lymph.
  • Lower heart rate.
  • More flexibility.
  • Overall relaxation and stress relief.
  • More energy.
  • Better range of motion.
  • Release of trapped or impinged nerves.
  • Stimulation of weak or inactive muscles.
  • Stimulation of the endocrine (hormone) system.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Improved respiration/breathing.
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Improved immunity.
  • Flushing of toxins and less fluid retention.

–     to name just a few.

There are about 6,000 different conditions, including some muscular problems, that may be medically diagnosed as due to hormonal imbalances (FUNCTIONAL/PHYSIOLOGICAL). However, these in turn may be due to muscular and skeletal imbalances, nerve impingement, lymphatic and other STRUCTURAL/ANATOMICAL issues that are dealt with by remedial massage therapists.