Benefits of massage
One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins – the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.
Remedial (Sports) Massage
Remedial Massage or Deep Tissue (Sports) Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, by either following or crossing over the muscle fibres, fascia and tendons.
Remedial Massage is for those experiencing muscular dysfunction, injury, pain and tension. Remedial massage assists the healing process of injured muscles, provides relief from pain and tension, and helps to reduce the risk of further injury.
Relaxation Massage is about winding down the body and mind so that you can fully relax, and recover from the stresses of daily life. Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.
A good massage can relax and restore your mind and body during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a very exciting time, but can also be demanding on a woman’s body. The changing body brings with it aches and pains, including back pain, leg and foot pain, and other muscle pains. Massage therapy can have many of the same goals during pregnancy as during any other time, whether that be relaxing tense muscles, improving mobility or easing sore spots; however it is tailored to the specific needs and experiences of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Massage therapy during pregnancy, as with any condition, should depend on the needs and experiences of the individuals, and should be discussed with Dow before treatment.
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