An Ancient Science
The word massage comes from the Greek word 'Massein', meaning 'to knead', and/or the Arabic word 'mas'h' meaning 'to press softly'. Massage is the oldest form of physical medicine known to man and it was first recorded in early Chinese medical manuscripts around 400BC.
Today, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing forces in the field of health care.
How does it work ?
Massage Therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues in your body - the muscles, tendons and ligaments. It works through the various body systems in one of two ways:
1.A mechanical action- This is created by using pressure and stretching movements to manipulate muscles and soft tissues of your body, thereby cleansing you of acids and deposits. As a result, fibrous tissue is broken up and and stiff joints are loosened.
2. A reflex action - This is created when treatment of one part of your body impacts another part of your body.
General Benefits of massage:
Releases muscle tension and tightness
Faster recovery time after training
Enhances sporting performance
Assists natural healing process after injury or illness
Supports better and deeper sleep
Improves skin tone
Heightens mental alertness
Remedial massage assists a wide variety of health conditions: lower back pain, tension headaches, tennis/golf elbow, frozen shoulder, migraines, TMJ disorder- jaw pain and stiffness, SIJ dysfunction/ pain, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, arthritis, joint pain. Just to name a few.
The benefits of massage are endless. Make a booking today and experience it for yourself !