Our team believes these 10 people can benefit most from Swedish, Relaxation, Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Massage..
1. People with tight and sore muscles!
The Relaxation Massage techniques are useful in restoring normal muscle shape and structure. Sometimes a deep tissue or remedial massage may be too much for your body to handle, therefore a more gentle approach will be affective. Relaxation massages stretch the muscles, encouraging them to lengthen also and settle the central nervous system allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to take over. Relaxation in the muscle enhances flexibility, which gives us good posture and protects us from aches and pains and injuries.
2. People in Chronic Pain and some Pathological Conditions
The experience of having a massage stimulates the production of endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that make us feel happy and provide pain relief. Whether it is chronic arthritic pain, cancer, low blood pressure, or a variety of other conditions, the experience of touch does wonders for your central nervous system.
3. People who are Stressed Out
If you are under a lot of stress in your life, you may be in a perpetual state of fight, flight or freeze – the body’s ancient response to stress. The body doesn’t know the difference whether it’s a carnivorous dinosaur that is chasing us or if it’s a deadline we’re not sure we can meet – it does the same thing in both cases, which is to prepare the body to either attack, run, or to hide and keep very still. The result – tense muscles! Persistent stress can also lead to exhaustion, fatigue, depression and anxiety.
The experience of physical touch in a safe and caring environment allows us to come out of this stress response by slowing the heart rate, reducing blood pressure, relaxing the muscles, and decreasing the secretion of stress hormones. A relaxing Massage is just what any holistic-minded practitioner will order for their stressed clients, to help bring them back to a feeling of balance, calmness and centredness.
4. People wanting to Lose Weight
A key aspect of any good Weight Loss program is to detoxify the body, and support the function of the liver – the key detoxifying organ. Massage can support this process by stimulating the circulation of blood and lymph, which transports toxic waste out of muscles and internal organs. This then supports the liver in its role of removing toxic waste, so that the liver can then also optimally perform its other function as a key fat-burning organ.
Another important aspect in managing weight is treating Stress. The stress hormone cortisol encourages the retention of fat around the abdomen. Here is where massage helps again, by helping us relax, unwind, and decrease cortisol production. Another way massage helps us to lose weight, is by giving us the endorphins and mood lifting brain chemicals to feel good inside and motivated to stick to our healthy eating and exercise regime!
5. People with Reproductive Conditions, and wanting to improve Fertility.
Again, we are talking about Stress here, as emotional, psychological or physical stress is very often a major causative factor in conditions related to reproductive hormones such female or male infertility, PCOS, Endometriosis, PMS, or Peri-Menopausal related conditions. The production and biofeedback of the reproductive hormones are closely linked to the activities of the chemical messengers in the brain. This is called the Hypothalamic Pituitary Gonadal Axis. If we’re stressed, or recovering from a highly stressful time, chemical activity in the brain can disrupt normal production and communication of reproductive hormones. Whilst massage should not be considered a cure for reproductive disorders, it may provide a useful supportive treatment by addressing the Stress that is contributing to the condition.
Studies have shown that teenagers need lots of sleep yet they have to get up early for school and are often under a huge amount of stress due to social pressures to fit in among peers as well as to succeed in a demanding academic curriculum. As a result, they can end up depressed, anxious, nervous, fatigued and with poor immunity and low self-esteem. Massage can help to produce a deeply relaxed, sleep-like state, allowing teenagers to become grounded and connected with themselves for who they are, right now, without needing to be, do, or have anything else. The endorphins that are released uplift the mood and also boost the immune system.
7. All Young Children
All young children, with or without special needs, adore and love touch. They love to be nurtured and cared for, and they need it – it is most crucial in the first 7 years of their life for healthy mental and emotional wellbeing. It is also crucial for establishing the correct posture to see them through their life. We can teach mothers how to massage infants, and we take bookings for toddlers through to the Elderly.
8. The Elderly
Elderly people benefit enormously from massage, due to the endorphins which alleviate pain and boost the immune system, and also the increased secretion of serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter in the brain that uplifts our mood. These factors give older people greater vitality and quality of life, which are essential aspects for longevity! A massage makes a wonderful t gift idea for your dearly loved parent or grandparent. Take advantage of our Christmas Gift Vouchers that give $15 off the usual cost of an hourly massage!
9. People with a disability, or injury.
When we have an injury or a disability, we often have to recruit other muscle groups in order to compensate for the inactive limbs, which can lead to increased tightness and soreness. Our facilities and our therapists are equipped with the equipment and knowledge to treat people with disabilities, providing treatment that can alleviate pain, support circulation, boost the immune system, help create a positive mindset, and improve quality of life.
10. People who consider relaxation massage a waste of time.
If you fit into this category, you are one of the people who need it the most! You are probably a very driven person who feels unsettled and even guilty if you are relaxing and not doing much. Be warned.. You may just be running on empty and eventually you will hit burn out at the end of the year. Do yourself a favour, for once! If you can’t bring yourself to give yourself a treat, then treat yourself for the good of everyone else around you! Ha ha
What are you waiting for? Give our friendly team a call on 0404000810 to book an appointment for yourself or a loved one today.