People who enjoy regular massage therapy experience fewer illnesses, better moods, and an overall feeling of well-being. Studies have shown that massage increases awareness of mind-body connection, enhancing the capacity for calm thinking and creativity. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone called cortisol, while boosting the feel-good hormone serotonin and dopamine. Those changes slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and block your nervous system’s pain receptors.
Prolonged stress leads to health issues. High levels of the cortisol hormone are associated with heart disease, cancer, stress, eczema, asthma, insomnia, depression, anger, anxiety, the inability to maintain healthy relationships, and gastrointestinal problems.
We invite you to pamper yourself at our Spa and take a break from your busy day to revitalize your body and mind.
This type of massage triggers parts of the brain and the limbic system, which can, in turn affects physical and emotional changes, associated with stress levels, chronic fatigue, digestion, back pain, headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety, memory and immune system.
REFLEXOLOGY FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY
Reflexology is basically a system involving massage in certain areas of the body, that is used to relieve tension, stress, and anxiety. Reflexology massage is apply to specific reflex points of the feet, lower leg, hands, ears or face. Helping to restore the body’s natural energy flow, can maintain balance in both physical and mental functioning-promoting relaxation.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
By massaging the lymph nodes, this type of massage is a purifying and detoxifying, aiding in the elimination of toxins and bacteria. Benefits include: healing after surgery, better breastfeeding, improved immune system, and increased energy.
It improves circulation, eases muscle aches, and relieves tension. This flowing, moderate pressure massage induces a deep feeling of relaxation.
DEEP TISSUE NEUROMUSCULAR
It focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension which aids in better sleep and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from the variety of massage techniques offered by a professional massage therapist. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before beginning one of our massage therapy programs. If you experience discomfort at any time during the pregnancy massage, tell your therapist immediately.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
The warmth of the stones in this massage penetrates deeply to relieve stress and melts away tension, re-balancing your body.
It is Japanese (acupressure). In this technique the therapist applies pressure by using her thumbs, fingers, forearms, elbows, knees, and palms. This allows the body to release blocked energy.
Massage is a lovely way for you to express your love and care for your baby. Massage can soothe your baby and help her to sleep.
Massage has many added benefits for your baby, including improving weight gain, aiding digestion, improving circulation, and easing teething pain. Massage is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby, and you may
The soothing strokes of massage stimulates the production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin in you, your baby and even your partner, if he's watching. Oxytocin is the hormone that gives you that warm, loving feeling when you hold your baby close or breastfeed her
What are the benefits of baby massage?
There are lots of ways baby massage can benefit not just your baby, but you and your partner as well. Massage may help your baby to:
develop mentally, socially and physically
stay relaxed and not get upset
cry and fuss less
One study found that massage in the early days could help newborns to recover from jaundice more quickly.
You may find that giving your baby a massage lifts your mood and helps you to feel more empowered as a parent. The time you set aside for a massage can be your special time together. As you massage your baby, it comes naturally to chat to her and have plenty of eye contact with her.
This is one reason why massage can help mums with postnatal depression, or who are at risk of depression, to interact with their babies. Find out about the other benefits of baby massage for mums with depression and their babies.
Baby massage can be great for dads, too. Some dads may miss out on a lot of the hands-on care of their babies, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed.
A regular massage with dad can become a routine, perhaps at bedtime, that helps to bring your baby and partner closer together. It can also help your partner if he is feeling stressed.
Massage may be particularly good for premature babies in special care, resulting in:
Improved weight gain, particularly if oils are used. Massage stimulates a key nerve, called the vagus nerve, which connects the brain with important parts of the body, including the stomach. Stimulating this nerve can improve digestion and bowel movement, helping your baby to gain weight.
A more stable heart rate. Massage improves the parts of the nervous system that regulate our organs. So massage can help to keep your premature baby's heart rate steady.
Calmer response to stress and pain.
More stable brain activity. Premature babies who are massaged tend to have brain activity that develops at a normal level. Premature babies who are not massaged have shown a decrease in brain activity development.
These benefits may contribute to the finding that massaged premature babies tend to be well enough to go home with their families sooner than babies who aren't massaged.