Manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of normalising them. Therapists apply movement to the body with their hands, elbows and forearms. When muscles are overworked waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate causing soreness, stiffness and even spasm. Massage improves circulation and increases blood flow bringing fresh oxygen to the tissue. This can assist the removal of waste products, speed healing and enhance recovery. The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being.
- Improves alertness.
- Helps reduce stress, anxiety, tension, depression and pain.
- Helps reduce heart rate, blood pressure.
- Increases blood circulation and lymph flow.
- Improves range of motion and increases endorphins.