I believe massage therapy forms an integral part of one’s lifestyle.
Therefore, I always encourage my patients and clients to consider massage not as a one-off indulgence but a long-term investment in their future, a vital part of their health maintenance regime, on par with exercising, sleeping and eating well.
Regular massage – whether sports massage for the active or weekend warrior, or deep tissue/Swedish massage for those with chronic physical or even emotional pain – can be an important preventative tool to help ward off the onset of chronic conditions such as neck pain or lower back pain, which may then necessitate much more extensive and expensive medical interventions.
In the words of the Mayo Clinic, one of America’s foremost academic medical centres:
Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.
The Mayo Clinic adds:
Massage benefits can include:
Recent medical studies show that stress is the cause of 70 to 85% of all illnesses.
Massage therapy can help to reduce stress levels and prevent chronic illnesses or act as an effective complementary treatment for an existing condition.
Massages have a cumulative effect and their frequency depends on your need as an individual.
I have provided sports massage to the highly active and driven, deep tissue massage to those with chronic pain, and relaxing Swedish massage as well as Reiki treatments to those experiencing the stress of life changes, challenges or events such as exams, divorces, or especially stressful episodes of work pressure. My clients span all age groups and walks of life.
If you are pregnant or have a severe medical condition you should consult your GP before booking an appointment.