Published: 19 February 2023

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has many promising benefits for both our physical and mental health. Here are a few of our favourite benefits...

Reduced muscle tension and pain
Prehaps the most common benefit of massage therapy, is how massage can help release muscle tension and reduce pain in areas such as the back, neck, and shoulders. For best results, consult with your therapist before your massage, so they know your target-areas and aims.

Improved circulation
Massage therapy can stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage, which can help improve overall circulation and promote healing.

Enhanced flexibility and range of motion
Regular massage therapy can help improve both the flexibility and range of motion in stiff joints and tight muscles. A massage can help relieve muscle tightness, which begins to improve the flexibility. For best results, try spending some time in a steam room or sauna before your massage appointment. The heat can also help relax the muscles! 

Decreased stress and anxiety
Massage therapy can promote relaxation, which can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which in turn leads to reduced feelings of anxiety and improved mood.

Improved sleep
Massage therapy has also been shown to help improve both sleep quality and duration! With massages as relaxing as our Drift Away massage, we can easily believe this!

Boosted immune function
Yes! Some studies have even suggested that massage therapy can help increase the activity of the immune system, which can help improve overall health.

To make a massage it's most benefical, we recommend speaking with your massage therapist before your appointment to discuss your individual needs and determine the best massage pressure for you. 

Published: 19 February 2023