The days of massage being associated only with the very privileged are over. Women are embracing the benefits of regular massage and the positive effects it has on the body. Raven covers the 5 most important benefits.
In a world where we are running from one meeting to the next, picking up kids from creche, are stuck in traffic, making dinner, doing laundry, meeting deadlines or crouched at a desk all day, stress can quickly become the only emotion you feel from Monday to Friday. A 60 minute massage can reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in the body and ease anxiety. Leaving you ready for and able to enjoy the week ahead.
We can’t talk about massage without talking about Raven’s whole ethos of SKIN GLOW. Regular massage increase blood flow, pushes toxins out and encourages lymphatic drainage. Our skin will glow after a good massage and should feel plumped up and fresh.Try leaving the oil on the skin as long as you can after a massage and resist the urge to shower for at least an hour leaving time for the oil to do its job.
We have all been there; the clock says 4.30am and we are still tossing and turning. The day's events are still fresh in our mind. Introducing massage into your regular routine can help you to slip into a deeper sleep at night. It helps the body relax and wind down, sending out a whole host of released chemicals from the brain aiding REM sleep.
IMPROVED IMMUNE SYSTEM
People that recieve regular massage have increased lymphocytes which are white blood cells. These play a huge part in protecting the body from disease. It also reduces imflammation in the body and has mental benefits too - connecting mind and body.
Crouching over your desk, lugging that overstuffed bag or just simply looking after the kids. Posture has a big impact of neck strain resulting in the body overcompensating with tight muscles around the shoulders and neck, which all lead to headaches. A great therapist can knead out the tension and knots in the upper back and neck muscles leaving you completely headache-free and helping with your posture to boot.