Following a recent client’s healing massage experience from one of our beauty and massage therapists, we wanted to share her story with you and to also let you in on some amazing facts about massage and why it’s so good for you!
One of our clients was recently overtaken by a heavy cold with all the usual unpleasant symptoms (congested sinuses, tickly, mucus cough, fluctuating temperature, fatigue). She was finding the cough, in particular, hard to shake, so Una (one of our master beauty/massage therapists) was called in to help!
Una got to work by first attending to the client’s pressure points on her feet – and much to the client’s surprise, she found it very tender in some of the spots Una was pressing. This was enough to give Una an indication as to what parts of the body the cold was affecting the client as well as the type, length and strength of massage the client needed. After Una had finished the massage, the client revealed “she instantly felt better”, and she “couldn’t believe how her cough practically stopped from then on”. “It was like something was blocked and Una was able to free up the congestion so it could drain away!”
We were over the moon that Una was able to use her skills and experience to help our client feel better!
So let’s start with pressure points…
In Chinese Medicine, feet have numerous pressure points that are believed to be powerful in regulating or maintaining good health. According to this practise, every part of the body is connected to one of the 15 pressure points on feet, and if these points are pressed correctly and for the right amount of time, cold and flu symptoms may be relieved.
When you mix pressure point work with massage, you get an amazing healing combination to improve overall health and wellness!
Now it’s time to find out about the many benefits of Massage and how it can help with winter ills?
Massage can help to stimulate lymph flow, which in turn enhances your immunity to allow your body to fight off, and keep out, bugs more easily!
Regular massage therapy has numerous benefits to help your body function more efficiently to fight off germs that often come about during winter.
Here are just some of the health enhancing benefits that may be gained from regular massage:
- Promotes efficient blood circulation and tissue regeneration,
- Helps to relieve stress, alleviate depression and anxiety,
- Releases endorphins—the body’s natural painkiller
- Improves flexibility and range of motion,
- Improves posture
- Reduces post-surgery adhesions and swelling
- Reduces muscle spasms and cramping
- Relieves migraine pain
- Relaxes and softens injured, tired muscles
- Assists with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
It is also proven that stress ages us faster, and since massage helps manage stress, it’s a great excuse to treat yourself to massage! The physical and emotional benefits of even a single massage therapy session is amazing, however, by increasing your visits to make massage a part of your regular wellness plan will in turn help keep you healthy and youthful.
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We offer a range of massage options to relax, rejuvenate or recoup; from back, neck and shoulder massage to scalp massage, hot stone massage to pregnancy massage and more!
If you’re wanting advice on choosing the right massage for you to achieve the results you’re looking for, our team is professionally trained in advising and delivering the best suited massage for your requirements!
Bring on the magic of massage! Your body and health will thank you for it.