The Health Benefits Of Massage
Updated: Nov 7
One of the very best ways you can indulge and practise some self-care is to go for regular massage sessions with someone who really knows what they’re doing.
Where once massage therapy was the sole preserve of luxury spas and expensive health clubs, it’s become far more accessible as a treatment… so much so that you can even now arrange for luxury mobile massage in the comfort of your very own home.
There are all sorts of health benefits associated with massage therapy and you’re sure to feel wonderful after your appointment, fully invigorated, refreshed and ready to handle whatever the day has to throw at you.
Benefits include increased relaxation, reduced stress, reduced pain, muscle soreness and tension, improved immune function, reduced heart rate and blood pressure, and improved circulation, energy and mental acuity.
There are lots of different types of massage and you could have a great time exploring them all to see how your mind and body responds to each one.
Swedish massage, for example, is a gentle form of therapy characterised by longer strokes, deep circular movements, tapping, kneading and vibration. Deep tissue massage, meanwhile, features slower forceful strokes that really get deep down into the layers of muscle and tissue… perfect if you’ve sustained an injury of some kind.
Nourishing massage oils are used during the therapy, which works wonders on your skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple - and smelling delightful. Massages typically last between 30 minutes to an hour and a half, so you can really indulge if you feel the urge.
Whether you have a specific health condition you’d like to address or if you’re simply looking for a way to take greater charge of your overall health and wellbeing, massage is an amazing way to revitalise yourself. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with Harmis Spa today.