Therapeutic massage is a traditional massage in the sense that, kneading, stroking and friction techniques are employed with the use of massage oil or cream. Gentle massage can trigger the release of endorphins the bodies natural pain killers and induce feeling of comfort and well-being. Stronger, more rigorous massage helps to stretch tense and uncomfortable muscles and ease stiff joints improving flexibility and mobility. Massage aids relaxation, directly affecting the body systems that govern heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and digestion. The resulting sense of well-being from a massage can lower the amount of circulating stress hormones, such as cortisol and norepinephine that may weaken the immune system. Psychologically massage releases tension and reduces anxiety so that you will feel more serene and better able to cope with the stresses of life.
Muscular and joint problems such as arthritis and back pain
Stress related conditions such as headaches and insomnia
Depression and anxiety
Digestive disorders such as constipation
Discomfort caused by pregnancy