More to Massage than relaxing

Whilst we all love massage to help us relax you may not relaise that massage is know as Massage Therapy and with good reason. It has so many other benefits to bring to our body and health than most of us realise. If your interested in finding out more then keep reading.

Here is a snippet from an article  i read recently on massage… 

Mark Rapaport, MD, used to wonder why his wife treated herself to so many massages. “She’d get tons of them, whereas I’d had maybe 10 in my entire life,” says the chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “But massage is a billion-dollar industry in the United States, which got me curious: Is there something to this beyond the fact that it feels good?”

Rapaport’s curiosity led to a study that looked at 53 healthy adults who received one of two types of touch treatments. Blood tests revealed that those who had a Swedish massage with moderate pressure experienced decreases in stress hormones and increases in white blood cells, indicating a boost in the immune system. Meanwhile volunteers who had a “light touch” treatment showed higher levels of oxytocin, a hormone that promotes bonding. Based on the findings, Rapaport believes that massage might be effective in treating inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.Read more

Whilst this is only one report that outlines the benefits of massage other benefits have been known to include :

  • Anxiety
  • Stress & Tensions Relief
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • and so much more

Sure, massage can help you relax and that may be enough. But Massage Therapy can do much more than that, why not make it part of your monthly schedule and see the benefits of regular massage for yourself.

At Be Beautiful we offer you 4 different types of massage:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Indian head Massage
  • Reflexology

For more information then please contact the salon: 02838 318 280.

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