Massage therapy is an amazing tool for hundreds of different conditions and ailments. But more and more it is being seen as a "pamper" session. Something people choose to do only when they have absolutely ruined themselves. Infact it shocks me that some clients wait as long as they do!
So to everyone with aches and pains I urge you to try and get a massage before your muscles get used to your injury.
Massage and Complementary therapies have many other uses besides muscle aches and pains.
Overtime it has been known to lower adrenaline levels and increase your serotonin levels. These are your stress and happy hormones/ neurotransmitter. By reducing your stress levels it can impact lots of problems:
Your body is an amazing machine that is very capable of healing itself. However it needs the time, energy and tools to do this. By using massage therapy as a complementary therapy it should 'complement' your healing. I.e. it puts the body in a state where it can heal itself.
It does this by deactivating the fight or flight response. When our body faces a danger (physical or emotional) it responds the same way. It enables the sympathetic nervous system and gets ready to fight the problem or run and hide.
This stress response takes a lot of energy and puts the body under a lot of pressure. It puts pressure on the heart, the lungs, the brain, the pancreas and kidneys etc. And if your body is sending all it's energy to those organs just to cope with your stress then it is not healing itself.
So why not give your healing a helping hand at Willow Massage Centre.
Your friendly Aromatherapist and holistic therapy enthusiast