This is a Holistic approach to massage aimed to relax both the body and the mind. It aids the flow of blood and lymph around the body, which can benefit the circulatory, digestive, nervous, and lymphatic systems. It releases tension in the body and helps to relieve stress, working deep into the muscles and soft tissue.
The increase in the circulation of blood and lymph around the body increases the speed of transport of waste products out of the body and the speed of transport of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and other organs.
As massage is applied directly to the skin it will offer substantial benefit to its growth and repair. The increased blood supply that massage encourages helps to cleanse the skin. Massage can also improve the function of the sebaceous and sweat glands that lubricate and cool the skin. Massage will also help to soften the skin and improve its suppleness.
Massage, the action of touch, releases ‘endorphins’ - the body’s natural pain relief mechanism and helps to kick start the healing process.