What is the first thing you when your child bumps their knee or hits their head? You rub it or cradle the area. The same applies when you hurt yourself. The power of touch is an amazing tool that we too often forget. It has both psychological and physiological benefits. Massage has developed over thousands of years from ancient China to present day Europe. It has been used for the promotion and restoration of health worldwide and I’m going to let you in on what it does for your mind AND your body!
Massage affects the whole body through stimulation and relaxation of the nerves and affects all our body’s systems in a very positive way.
Short-term effects include;
Improves skin tone and colour by removing dead skin cells and improving circulation.
Encourages better circulation therefore more efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to cells and more efficient waste removal.
Encourages deeper and more relaxed breathing.
Helps reduce swelling as well as relieve muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness.
Relieves tired, stiff joints and promotes general relaxation.
Long-term effects include;
Improves skin elasticity and reduces the effects of ageing.
Boosts immunity and improves muscle suppleness.
Improves neural communication and relaxes the nervous system.
Can lower high blood pressure and relieve insomnia.
Speeds up digestion and can be beneficial for some digestive problems.
The psychological effects of massage are endless. It relaxes the body and so reduces tension and stress. This is such an important benefit, as I mentioned in my previous post, 75% of diseases and disorders are caused by stress. Massage gives a “lift” to the emotions and increases feelings of positivity. The power of touch through massage improves body image, awareness and general self-esteem. Also helps increase energy levels and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Now who wouldn’t want that??? So why not unwind and de-stress with me, at Re>Nu Treatment Rooms in The Tower Hotel, Waterford. If you would like to book in or have any questions, don’t hesistate to get in touch with me, I’ll leave my social media links below.
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