Massage

Are you ready for some deep relaxation and to release any pain or niggles, let us help you with one of the following massages:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Abdominal Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage

 

All of our massages are tailored to suit you:

You can choose a from a whole body massage or one more focused on a specific area of the body and the pressure can be adjusted from a light touch to deep tissue or sports massage.

Our massage therapists are also fully trained osteopaths, so you can feel safe in the knowledge we have an excellent understanding of anatomy and physiology. A medical case history will be taken to go through any problems. Massages can be combined with some osteopathic articulation of the joints and stretching to create far more effective outcomes, leaving you feeling revived and relaxed. We will only use naturally derived and toxin free products such as organic Coconut Oil and DoTerra Essential Oils.

Here are JUST 5 health benefits of massage treatments:

Boosts your immune system

Many studies have linked massages to improved functioning of the immune system. In one 2010 study, massage was shown to improve production of white blood cells which fight against disease. The same study was repeated with a focus on how massage effects hormone levels and it showed that people who had Swedish massage twice a week had decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol and more oxytocin, the trust hormone.

Improves Wellbeing

A relaxing massage can reduce anxiety, stress and depression. As I mentioned previously, massage has been proven to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This improves your overall feeling of well being and can reduce blood pressure. Massage can also increase levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which is great for people suffering from depression.

Reduces Inflammation

A study published in Science Translational Medicine in 2012 found that massage greatly relieves sore muscles after physical exercise. Just 10 minutes of massage can reduce inflammation and help your body recover more quickly.

Reduces Pain

A 2011 study of lower back pain published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that  Swedish massage or deep tissue massage can help alleviate chronic lower back pain. After receiving 1 massage a week for 10 weeks, 1 out of 3 patients were relieved of pain compared to 1 in 25 given ‘usual care’.

A 2006 study published in the American Archives of Internal Medicine showed that frequent massages could decrease stiffness and pain and improve movement in people with osteoarthritis

Improves Sleep

Even insomniacs may find it easier to get a good night’s rest after a relaxing massage treatment. Some people even fall asleep while they are being massaged! Many studies have addressed this phenomenon and accredit it to massage’s affect on delta waves, which are the brain waves associated with deep sleep.

We love what the Mayo Clinic has to say about Massage:

“Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.”

To read more about what the Mayo Clinic has to say, please follow this link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743