Full Body Massage
One of the most immediate and well known benefits of a Full Body Massage is feeling that stress falls away. Even if it is only for 90 minutes before the craziness of the world comes crashing back in, the massage can do wonders for your outlook. That in turn changes how you feel physically and gives your mental health a boost.
What to expect from a treatment session
During a Full Body Massage, the entire body will be given a therapeutic massage, with a session lasting 90 minutes, which allows enough time to work over all the major areas of the body, like the back, shoulders, legs, feet, arms, hands and neck.
If there are problem areas that need extra attention, such as a sore back, aching legs, or tight shoulders, then do speak up so that more time can be focused on these trouble spots.
What are the main benefits of a Full Body Massage?
There are many benefits, but just these make a powerful case for a regular session -
1. Boosts Skin Health
A Full Body Massage helps remove dead skin cells over the entire body for improved skin tone.The stimulated blood flow also benefits the appearance and health of the skin. If you think you are glowing after a massage, it's probably because you really are! With all that dead skin out of the way, the beautiful clean skin underneath can shine.
2. Facilitates circulation
The movement of the therapists hands also facilitates circulation and improves blood flow. Imagine that your muscles are like the sponge that you use to wash the dishes. Rather than soap and water coming out when you squeeze them, lymphatic fluids are pressed out. These fluids arefull of nutriuents, oxygen and cells that help with the immune system.
3. Eases pain and swelling
Massage can ease pain and swelling. Relaxing the muscles will help decrease the pain caused by tension and stress. getting the circulation moving will also help to clear any areas of swelling.
4. Helps to clear toxins from the body
The lymphatic system is important for removing toxins from the body. As you stretch and move, your muscles put pressure on the lmph nodes which forces the fluids to move through the lymphatic system. getting a Full Body Massage does the same thing. As the thereapist works on your muscles, they're pushing that fluid through your system, helping to detox the body and leaving feeling revitalised.
5. Boosts the immune system
Toxins are not the only thing that moves through the lymphatic system. The fluid also carries white blood cells throughout your body. This helps improve the function of your immune system.
6. Reduces stress, axiety and depression
A Full Body Massage reduces stress levels in most people. The sympathetic nervous system activates when you spring into action, usually as a defense mechanism, but it also activates as a response to stress. While it ca save your life in a moment of danger it is not good for your body to be in this state constantly. A Full Body Massage activates the parasympathetic nervous system which regulates the necessary functions of the body. It helps the body into a 'rest' state.
7. Deep breathing
One of the first things you will be asked to do before beginning the massage is to take a few deep, relaxing breaths. This will jumpstart the process of reducing stress and calming the body. As the massage progresses, you may notice that your breathing naturally becomes deeper and more relaxed without you even focussing on it. This helps refresh your body with lots of life-giving oxygen and the improved circulation will ensure it gets where it needs to go!
What comes next?
With a Full Body Massage you will be able to feel the stress drain away and let the positive affects overwhelm you. It's not something that you will regret!