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.
Some of the physical benefits of massage include:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved skin tone
- Speedier healing of soft tissue injuries
- Heightened mental alertness
- Reduced anxiety and depression
“Regular massage can support the maintenance and recovery of healthy tissues, aid in relaxation and through ongoing maintenance can offer the body a marker and moment of true care, self-care and a reflection to appreciate, concerning health and care of the body as a whole.” Andrew Mooney and Samantha Davidson, North Cornwell Physiotherapy.
“Kevin is a skilled practitioner who engages with the body in a holistic way. He is very intuitive in understanding exactly where and how to relieve tension and release a knotted muscles (e.g. the standard computer neck and shoulders!). But he will also take the time to try to understand what the cause of a problem is, and work with you to alleviate it, giving you suggestions of how to address it by yourself (stretches, yoga asanas etc).
“I have been having massages with Kevin for a number of years now, and have found it to be a great complement to other treatments such as acupuncture, and to my yoga practice, giving me a higher level of body awareness. I would (and have) recommended Kevin to anyone looking for a massage practitioner they want to see for a one-off massage, or treatment over a number of appointments.”