Budgeting time and money for a massage is truly an investment in your health, research suggests that upwards of ninety percent of illness is stress related. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage your stress levels.

And as if that were not enough, massage provides a number of other benefits including relaxing the muscles, improving your mobility, improving sleep patterns and increasing production of endorphins, which will improve your mood. Is it any wonder you are going to feel like a million dollars after a massage?

People peddling in a gymHow does massage therapy provide relief?

By helping the body’s fluids circulate more freely, blockages occur in muscles, tissues, tendons and joints, regular massage can improve blood flow and maintain the range of flexibility making them less prone to injury.

And if you cannot get to a gym as often as you would like, you can always organise massage in the office or get your employer to do so as part of an employee wellbeing programme.

Pain is the result of inflammation

Inflammation happens when there is an injury or infection. The inflammation puts pressure on the nerve endings and irritates them causing pain. With a regular session of 6 in 6 massage sessions the muscles are relaxed and the joints loosened so they have greater flexibility

Muscle Injury

Muscle injury is more common now than it has been mainly because we lead a more sedentary lifestyle and expect to go out and exercise harder with no preparation or warming up of the muscles and joints. As you become older the range of movement naturally becomes more restricted. It’s important to warm up with simple stretching exercises for 5 – 10 minutes to get heat into the muscles when you start and 5 – 10 minutes at the end of exercise to lower the heart rate and stretch warm muscles’ keeping those joints loose and supple.

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