massageMassage is a wonderful antidote to stress and a powerful way to relax. It allows you to switch off that nagging voice inside your head, to unwind from the overwork, rush and worries that compound, encourages you to breathe deeply and slowly and eases out the tension found in tight muscles. Through the act of relaxation we stimulate a part of the brain (the parasympathetic nervous system) that slows down the heart rate, the rate of breathing, lowers blood pressure and stimulates digestion and immunity.

People have a lot of ideas about what massage does and doesn’t do,
so here are a few common benefits:
– Increases circulation
– Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system
– Increased circulation of blood
– Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
– Reduces spasms, cramping, and recovery time
– Releases endorphins, and relieves pain