Recharge Your Mind and Body
Why getting a massage feels amazing?
As soon as your skin’s nerve cells feel pressure, they signal the brain to release feel-good chemicals called endorphins, which boost your mood and give you a natural high.
As a result, stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline begin to decrease and the overall effect is one of euphoria and bliss.
If you have real aches or pains, the morphine-like effect from the endorphins will help diminish them by blocking pain signals from the brain. And if your muscles are sore after a rigorous workout, a good rubdown will actually help them heal faster. Researchers found that massage decreases the inflammation caused by exercise and increases the occurrence of cell repair.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Helps with Movement Injuries
Helps Digestive Issues
Reduces Anxiety & Depression
Boosts Immune System
Fixes Postural Stress
Lowers Blood Pressure
MASSAGE PRICE LIST
Massage Frequently Asked Questions
DOES GETTING A MASSAGE HURT?
No, not typically. If a massage is painful either there’s something wrong, like an injury, or maybe the therapist is applying too much pressure. If you’re getting a relaxation massage, it typically goes from light to medium pressure; a deep-tissue massage goes from the high end of medium to deep. What feels best really depends on what result you’re looking for. If there’s an issue with your body and it’s uncomfortable, then that’s where a conversation should come in. Communicate with your therapist. If you have an injury, make sure she’s aware of it before your session starts so she can avoid the location. If the pressure is too deep, you can tell her to ease up.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET ONE?
As often as you like. If you’re dealing with high stress, it’s a great tool for easing that. If you have a lot of physical stress, it’s a great way to keep your body functioning well. One of the best tools that massage therapists use themselves to keep going for the long-term is to get a regular massage; it helps mentally, physically and emotionally. The same is true whether you’re a construction worker, an athlete or an office worker in a cubicle. There’s no hard and fast rule that you should come weekly or monthly. It really just depends on what you feel you want or need.
DO I HAVE TO GET NAKED?
No, definitely not. Typically, a therapist will say, ‘please undress to the level of your comfort.’ That may be to your underwear, your bra and underwear or nothing at all.
HOW DO I PICK A GOOD MASSAGE THERAPIST?
A referral is a great way to start. If the person that’s recommended to you isn’t quite what you’re looking for you can look online, though there are organizations that offer a quality check on massage therapists.
WHAT IF I DIDN’T LIKE MY MASSAGE?
That really depends. Ideally, you want to speak up during the massage as soon as you notice something is wrong so the therapist has a chance to correct the problem and so you can fully enjoy and relax into your treatment. If something was more minor and if it didn’t distract from the overall quality of the massage, you can always let the therapist know after the session is over, which can help them improve their techniques in future.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER MY MASSAGE?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term aches and pains. Many feel a little slowed down for a short period and then notice an increase of energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity which can last for days. Depending on your specific treatment, some muscle soreness may be expected. As well as a sense of well-being and a deep level of muscular relaxation.
Please contact us to book an appointment or to get more details about any of our treatments.
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4 Prestbury Road