Some of us consider massages as a luxury only to be had once in a while, whilst on holiday for example.
However, as going for massages with a trusted therapist can help us to relax both physically and mentally, they are certainly worth incorporating into our wellness routine on a more regular basis to counterbalance our hectic everyday lives.
So, why exactly is massage so beneficial for us? Studies have shown that massage is an effective treatment for reducing muscle tension, sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, pain and stress.
If you exercise regularly, which as we know can be very helpful for our physical and mental health, give massage a try to soothe those aching muscles and calm your mind.
Massage may also be helpful for people experiencing issues such as anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches and stress related insomnia. It can produce comforting feelings of caring and connection, and can allow us to truly switch off for an hour of "me time".
Massage should not be used as a replacement for medical care, but is well worth exploring as a complementary therapy.