Picking up the kids? Over-exercising? Hunched over a desk all day? Lack of sleep? Lifting heavy loads endlessly throughout the day? and the greatest impact of all… stress!! Does this sound relatable to you??
Living is stressful, causing pain and discomfort
These are just a few of the reoccurring influences that impact patients’ day to day lives and most likely, at least one of these issues impacts you some days. Understand this and you will understand why you carry tension where you do. This is a vital first step into living a pain free and less stressful life.
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Stress is an unfortunate but often unavoidable side effect of your busy life. Not only does it impact you emotionally, but it can also manifest physically all over your body. Your muscles will cling on to this tension, making it hard for you to relax and over time, adhesions (bands of scar-like tissue, that can cause tissue and organs to stick together) start to form and slowly cause pain and discomfort.
Adhesions disrupt circulation and cause inflammation, and if left untreated, will steadily increase your pain and limit your ability to move freely, potentially anywhere and everywhere in your body. It is thus vitally important to get rid of adhesions.
In some countries GP’s prescribe a course of deep tissue massage as their first line of defence
As an example, many patients find that their stress settles in their upper back and neck. It can sometimes feel as though your muscles are playing a ‘tug of war’ against your head leading to tension headaches and migraines.
We all instinctively know about the relationship between everyday living and pain plus restricted movement. For those of us who have experienced good quality massage, we also know that regular massage can have a massive impact on limiting these symptoms. It should thus come as no surprise that in some countries GP’s prescribe a course of deep tissue massage as their first line of defence. They estimate that if their patients had regular deep tissue massage, then their waiting lists would be halved. That’s a pretty strong, well qualified supporting argument for the benefits of deep tissue massage.
A deep tissue massage is beneficial in reducing physical stress and relieving emotional stress, as it aids in relaxation by slowing the heart down and encouraging the release of the ‘happy hormone’ serotonin. Deep tissue massage works into the deeper layers of fascia (connective fibrous tissue beneath the skin) causing them to loosen, lengthen and relax. This is why after a massage it is quite common to feel much more relaxed and in turn get a better night’s sleep which also helps to alleviate symptoms.
Massage is not new
Massage therapy began around 5000 years ago in China, India and Greece where it was considered as a sacred system of healing. Fast forwarding a few centuries, in Greece athletes used massage to condition their bodies before competitions and doctors would often apply herbs and oils in combination with massage to treat various conditions. This is no different today. Many athletes across many sports will have regular sports massage to maintain flexibility and minimise pain.
The public only has to look at sports athletes to see evidence of the benefits of regular massage
Romans would travel to the baths for ‘spa’ treatments and full body massages, to stimulate circulation and loosen their joints- a remedy we still use to this day. So, massage and its positive benefits have been around for a long time.
What are the benefits of regular deep tissue massage for you?
Simply put, there are a lot of benefits, and they all add up to less pain, more flexibility, more enjoyment and a better quality of life.
Breaking down the benefits:
- Improve your quality of sleep
- Reduces your stress and lowers heart rate which provides an enhanced feeling of relaxation
- Improves your mental alertness
- Speeds up your recovery to soft tissue injuries
- Improves your circulation
- Stimulates movement of your lymphatic system, helping our body expel toxins
- Improves your joint flexibility
- Boosts your immune system by promoting white cell production
- Eases muscle pain
- Breaks down adhesions
- Reduces your symptoms of long term or chronic pain
- Releases your ‘feel good’ hormones which improves reduce stress, anxiety and depression by increasing levels of serotonin, dopamine and decreases levels of cortisol. This stimulates your feelings of relaxation and happiness and helps regulate your mood.
There is a reason that top athletes have regular massage and the reason is it works. It helps them achieve their best with less pain and more flexibility. The same goes for the GP’s in countries like Germany, where a course of massage is prescribed before drugs. Why? Because it works.
Why not let regular deep tissue massage work for you. Let it make you feel better, more relaxed, more able, with less pain, and enjoy a better quality of life.
If you would like to get these same benefits for yourself, then please call the clinic now and book an appointment with Katie. You won’t regret it. In fact, after a few massages you will feel better than you have for years.
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The key to gaining the real benefits of deep tissue massage is by having regular massages. The first massages have a lot to do, breaking down old adhesions and getting tired and inflexible muscles to move properly again. After that you will really start to feel meaningful benefits.
To help you reach that point, we are including a special offer in this blog. Book and pay for a bundle of four massages and get the fifth one FREE.