The term massage therapy includes many techniques, and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition. In general, massage therapists work on muscles and other soft tissue to give you that feel good factor.
Much of the scientific research on massage therapy points towards the beneficial effect on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions.
Here are five things you should know about massage therapy for health purposes.
1. Evidence by the NIH (National Centre for Complimentary and Integrative Health) suggests that massage therapy may be useful for some conditions such as low-back pain and chronic neck pain.
2. Research by the NIH has suggested that at least for the short-term, massage therapy for cancer patients may reduce pain. Evidence has suggested that massage therapy may also promote relaxation and boost mood in people with cancer.
3. A recent review of scientific literature (NIH) concluded that massage therapy may help to reduce depression.
4. A 2010 review concluded that massage therapy may help temporarily reduce fatigue, muscular tension and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, but the evidence is not definitive.
5. A 2010 review of the scientific literature by NIH suggested that massaging using moderate pressure may improve blood circulation and weight loss.
Massage therapy appears to have invigorating benefits when performed by a trained therapist. So, why not indulge yourself in our Feel like a Treat Packages back by popular demand, now available every day. Mix and match- Pick any two of the following Half Hour Treatments:
1. A Health and Serenity bespoke facial tailored to your skin Condition.
2. An Anti-Stress Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage.
3. A Foot and Lower Limb Massage.
4. An OPI Gel application on either hands or feet.
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Call us now on 01633 264430 or book online here to ensure that you get the appointment slot you want! Treat yourself, you’re worth it!
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