BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Never before in the history of mankind have we lived in such a fast-paced, stressful society.  Mental and emotional and physical stressors profoundly effect the musculature and other soft connective tissues of the body.

Mental tension and stress transfers to the muscle causing tension and tightness of the muscles, usually most noticeably in the neck and shoulders.  An immediate instinct is to touch or rub the tension spot ie MASSAGE – helps restore balance and function to the muscles, nervous and circulatory systems. MASSAGE helps us to recognise tension, then we are able to let it go and experience the deep relaxation of body and mind.  The natural energy flow of the body is harmonised, if we are “stressed out”, MASSAGE relaxes and conversely if we are feeling sluggish, MASSAGE energises.

As a baby in the womb we experience head to toe MASSAGE on practically a continual basis, then as children we are often instilled with the thought that touch equates sex and therefore touch is to be avoided and finally in older age, when the skin and appearance is not so youthful, touch is often sadly lacking too.

Touch – MASSAGE relaxes the body and mind, eases pain, stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph, tones the muscular system, increases energy and vitality and removes acid and waste deposits from the muscles, helps stop formation of fibrosis in injured muscles and is most beneficial in loosening and relaxing muscles prior to any chiropractic treatment.

Contra-indications to MASSAGE are:  unstable heart condition, early pregnancy, open wounds or rashes, fracture or known brittle bones, recent spinal fusion, contagious disease, severe pain, obvious swelling and viral or bacterial infection.

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