National Massage Day occurs on the 1st October each year.
When was the last time you got a massage?
Imagine booking a massage right now and picture the experience that awaits you… tranquil treatment room, relaxing music playing gently in the background, the soothing aromas that calm your senses, imagine yourself sinking into the heated couch and feeling your stresses and strains melt away…
There are many massage modalities and numerous ways massage can benefit you.
Whether you are:
- An aromatherapy lover
- A traditionalist who enjoys a Swedish massage
- Enjoy the geothermal aspect of a LaStone or Bamboo Massage treatment
- Are suffering with a sluggish lymphatic system so would like lymphatic drainage
- Want to give your stubborn areas a good jigging with G5 massage
- Like a deep tissue or power massage
- Are a keen sports person who would like some sports / remedial massage
- Someone who prefers a head massage
- A lover of a foot massage
- A facial massage aficionado
- Would like two or three hours on the couch being massaged from top to toe
I HAVE A MASSAGE FOR YOU!
Additionally, I am able to combine your favourite aspects from any of the massages to create a truly bespoke treatment just for you.
You can find all the massages available at Lorraine’s Treatment Room by clicking here.
The American Massage Therapy Association lists 25 reasons why you should get a massage, they reference the studies carried out, highlighting the positive results for each condition and the study size. Top benefits include:
- Relieve stress
- Relieve postoperative pain
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage low-back pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieve tension headaches
- Sleep better
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Temper effects of dementia
- Promote relaxation
- Lower blood pressure
- Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Help chronic neck pain
- Lower joint replacement pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease migraine frequency
- Improve quality of life in hospice care
- Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
Looking at the number one & three benefits of relieving stress and anxiety, Psychology Today tell us that
The anxiety-reducing and mood-enhancing benefits of massage are probably related to changes in EEG activity, decreased levels of cortisol, and increased activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which acts automatically to calm the body and brain during stress.
Additionally, numerous studies have been carried out on massage pressure and show that moderate massage is the most effective for reducing pain associated with medical issues and carries the additional benefits of improving attention and enhancing your body’s immune response.
Brain imaging studies support this evidence by showing the changes that take place in areas of the brain that are involved in regulating stress responses and emotions such as the amygdala and hypothalamus.
I have some phenomenal treats and offers for National Massage Day that will be sent out to all members on my mailing list….I’ve even devised a couple of new treatments just for the occasion!If you are not a member of the mailing list and would like to be, you can join by clicking here.
1st October also marks the start of Pro-Touch Awareness month – a month that promotes the importance of consensual and positive human touch and connection to everyone. Just think about how comforting a hand can be when you are in need. Now, imagine someone who is deprived of human contact, what joy could a simple touch, or hug, bring to them?
Pro-Touch Awareness realises that, following the pandemic, we are presently in a touch-starved world so as well as raising awareness of the benefits of touch, they are encouraging touching the lives of others with acts of kindness.
What kindness could you bring to someone’s life today?