The benefits of a regular massage
Massage as a therapy is as ancient as man and practised in some form in every cultures. The simple act of touching is a therapy in itself, but to get the most benefit from a massage it needs to be vigorous and given by a skilled therapist. On one level a good massage works on tense, knotted muscles to relax them and relieve stiffness and soreness.
On another level, massage stimulates the blood circulation, bringing fresh oxygen to the body tissues, which helps eliminate toxins and speeds healing of injuries and illness. On yet another level, massage helps the body restore its balance and energy. It lowers the blood pressure, relieves stress and anxiety, bolsters the immune system and promotes a sense of well-being by boosting serotonin levels in the brain.
A weekly massage can seem an indulgence but, like exercise, the more frequently you have a massage the more noticeable the benefits are. The body feels freer and more relaxed, the mind is calmer and there is an extended sense of well-being. Even a monthly treatment will help in the maintenance of general good health.