Remedial massages promote an increased state of wellbeing both for the mind and the body.
If you’ve received a massage from a remedial masseuse you might have felt, more relaxed or generally better after a massage.
While the trend of having more massages gaining traction, it’s important to understand how they can help affect your overall wellbeing and ease tensions. We’ve compiled our top six benefits of seeing a Remedial Masseuse.
A number of studies support the fact that remedial massages have the affect to decrease feelings of stress and anxiety.
A study by Moyer, Rounds and Hannum, suggests that by having regular remedial massages, you are able to balance your key hormones more effectively. This is done through your body more readily releasing dopamine and serotonin, whilst increasing the production of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Further studies showed that levels of oxytocinare increased (one of the mechanisms which mediates anxiety) and cortisol levels become decreased (responsible for increasing stress).
With the ability to reduce both emotional and physical stress, it is no wonder that stress and anxiety treatment programs recommend to regularly see a Remedial Masseuse.
With stress reduction comes better immunity. Following on from the impairment of stress hormones, the result of this is the immune system being able to work more effectively.
This provides a boost to the immune systems effectiveness, making you stronger from the inside out.
Relieves Muscle Pain and Tension
With our lifestyle becoming more sedentary, we’re more likely to have increased neck, shoulder and lower back pain. To solve this issue, massages are increasingly being considered to relieve pain and tension.
A survey by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) found that 89% of consumers believe that massages are effective in reducing pain and muscle soreness.
Massage techniques often involve working trigger points release and breaking down adhesions, allowing remedial therapists to focus on stiff or sore areas to release tension and alleviate pain.
Improves Skin Health
Massage therapy can bring a sense of glow to the skin through improving the condition, texture and tone. And with an increase in blood circulation and promotion of flow, our bodies can more effectively produce additional nutrients. With the blood being able to circulate around the body more freely, this will allow major organs to get nourished with fresh vitamins and minerals.
The benefits do not only stop at skin level, but continue on a much deeper scale. Having the ability to lose water weight whilst also speeding scar tissue healing and bone fractures, this is highly beneficial for anyone going through other treatment such as chiropractic or physiotherapy, as it supports and provides a holistic healing process.
Massages boost alertness both in the mind and body.
When it comes to the mind, Remedial Massages have the ability to increase levels of mental clarity and concentration. This change of mindset allows for a new level of focus supporting better cognitive function within both personal and professional life.
As for the body, not only can they improve sleep behaviour but they have the ability to increase joint mobility.
Our Yoga Curator, Amy G, believes that getting massaged makes her feel more aware of her body when she practices.
“It helps me understand where I hold habitual tension. I feel like my body moves better after a massage, both energetically and physically.”
Integrating massages alongside yoga, allows for a better, deeper practise that can take the body to new strength and flexibility.
Helps Correct Postural Issues
According to the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), massage therapy is beneficial for patients with subacute and chronic non-specific Lower Back Problems. When combined with exercises and education, Remedial Massages have benefits that last as long as one year.
Selph Remedial Masseuse, Rima Elmowy, is highly trained in the muscle composure of the body and seeks to determine the root cause of postural issues. By relaxing muscle and allowing for the joints to be more mobile and flexible, our massage therapists can alleviate postural issues promoting long term health.
“Good posture is a habit and one you’ll need to concentrate on until it becomes natural” Selph Remedial Masseuse, Rima Elmowy.
By increasing awareness to what muscles are overcompensating and which need strengthening, an experienced Remedial Masseuse will allow you to pay better attention to your posture, not only in the massage room but in everyday life too.
At Selph, Remedial Massage is one of our key treatments coming under our Structural pillar in one of our four pillars of treatment philosophy.
These are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a massage at Selph. With Rima’s expertise and passion for massage therapy, each session is tailored to suit the need of each body.