Massage Therapy is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massage prompts the release of endorphins which are the brain chemicals that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system. Massage can help with the following conditions:
High blood pressure
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Stress related Insomnia
Other benefits of massage include:
Heightened mental alertness
Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
Improved skin tone
Increased joint mobility and flexibility
Reduced muscle tension
Reduction of stress hormones
Stimulation of the lymphatic system
Massage & emotions. Did you know around 85% of your physical body pain is caused by stress and your emotions? There are no bad or good emotions, we have a range of emotions that can be healthy. But if we suppress our emotions, they hide in your body, and in your biofield, and eventually they present as pain and dis-ease. If we ignore the pain, and the underlying emotions that are causing the pain, then it will become chronic and long term. During your massage, when I find areas of tension, I like to educate you on the types of emotions and thought patterns that could possibly be causing the pain. Particularly if you've had scans etc that have ruled out structural damage. By bringing your awareness to these emotions, quite often they will resonate with emotional patterns in your life. By doing this throughout the massage, it helps accelerate the healing process.
Swedish massage is the most common form of classical Western massage, generally performed in the direction of the heart. It is used especially for relaxation, relief of muscular tension, and improvement of circulation and range of motion.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage in which the fingers, thumbs and elbows are used to release chronic muscle tension, using slow, deep strokes and friction. Deep tissue massage works across the length of the fibres of the superficial muscles, with the intent of massaging muscle that lies underneath. It accesses multiple layers of muscle and fascia to improve alignment, reduce levels of resting tension, and creates more efficient postural and movement patterns.
Cupping therapy. Every injury, illness, surgery and toxic substance that the body has been exposed to from conception forward may still be present in the tissues. The intake of medication, acidic diets and high stress-no rest pace produce a constant state of inflammation. Cupping therapy has produced amazing results in reversing the diseased process within the body. Cupping works layer by layer in the body, drawing out the toxins and bringing them to the surface. It also helps improve lymphatic drainage. Cupping therapy helps increase blood flow and allows the chi (TCM) to flow freely through the meridians.
Each Massage is tailored to your individual needs. Give Nikki a call to discuss which type of massage is best suited to your needs.