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Why bother with massage

A question that our therapists are often asked. Massage is not just about being pampered. It goes a lot further than that. Massage has been proven to be a highly effective tool for treatment, prevention and a great way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Here are just some of the suggested effects:


  • Helps keep muscles in good condition by relieving fatigue by the removal of lactic acid and increases the supply of fresh blood with oxygen and nutrients
  • Helps to maintain muscle elasticity and flexibility


  • Improves the overall feel and look of skin by increasing the flow of oxygen and removal of waste products
  • Encourages cell regeneration and can help to keep skin healthy

Respiratory system

  • Relaxation experienced during massage may help improve respiration

Circulatory system

  • Massage increase the flow of blood through the veins and helps to reduce blood pressure
  • Increases the amount of fresh blood to the area being massaged and therefore increases the flow of oxygen, nutrients and other vital components

Nervous system

  • The pressure used in massage can help to relieve pain
  • Nervous stress and tension can be relieved as nerve endings in muscles are relaxed and soothed

Lymphatic system

  • Stimulates the flow of lymph within the lymph vessels and increases the removal of toxins and waste

Digestive system

  • Massage may help to increase blood flow around the body, which stimulates the absorption and transport of nutrients and can therefore help digestion

Overall wellbeing

  • Massage helps to provide a feeling of relaxation, nervous and tension release and overall well being
  • Encourages us to take time out from distractions and busy lives to focus on “Me”
  • Massage may encourage you to open up about issues or problems and can help some feel better about themselves
  • Helps the body and mind relax
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