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What is Massage?
Massage is the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. As both a healing are and a science it can benefit everybody.

Massage has a broad range of applications and can assist in the treatment of common ailments such as:

Decrease stress and anxiety
Massage can soothe away the many physical effects of stress and tension. A relaxation massage has a sedating affect and can promote a return to normal sleep patterns. It can also reduce muscle spasms in the neck, shoulders and back.

Decrease pain
Massage promotes the release of pain-reducing neurochemicals leading to a reduction of pain.

Improve flexibility
Massage relieves muscle restrictions, tightness, stiffness and spasm which may limit full movement. It helps to maintain muscles in the best possible state of nutrition, flexibility and vitality, speeding up muscle recovery after activity or injury.

Massage can be particularly beneficial to people leading busy lives suffering from what is now commonly encountered work related stress. Massage will not only aid with mental relaxation but will work on physical symptoms of back and neck pain that comes from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour.

The importance of taking regular massage has heightened in recent times as more people recognise how beneficial it is as a way to counteract the effects of sitting in front of a computer screen all day. Work related stress is a serious problem in society leading to poor health and disease, massage can help to alleviate daily stress and pain.

Many people wait until they are already in pain before turning to massage, but why let it get that bad? It is a good idea to take regular massage as a preventative measure so that such injuries do not occur. Regular massage maintenance will increase your overall sense of wellbeing for optimum physical and mental health, helping you to reach your potential.