One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin and cortisol are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
May involve deep tissue work on parts of your body that are causing you muscle tension or chronic pain. The therapist will tailor the treatment to suit your needs.
Is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for sports and athletic activity, maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries.
The lymphatic system is one of the most complex and vital systems in the body. It is essential for good health and is a major part of the immune system.
Manual lymph drainage is a massage technique that uses circular movements on the lymph nodes. The movements act as a type of external pump that pulls lymphatic fluid through the lymph channels and enhances the release of toxins. This type of massage is not the same as traditional massage as the movements are specifically designed to increase the flow of lymph. Manual lymph drainage is a gentle technique as too much pressure on the lymph nodes can cause thickening.