Touch is known to be soothing and comforting and massage uses touch to soothe and
relax the body. Since 75% of disease is thought to be caused by stress, massage,
which reduces stress, may well improve health.
The systems of the body are stimulated and activated by massage. It therefore encourages
improved circulation, aids digestion, waste removal and neural communication, invigorates
and relaxes muscles thus preventing spasm and stiffness, speeds up skin desquamation
and promotes cell regeneration.
When we knock or hurt ourselves we often use our hands to rub or touch the affected
place. Massage is an extension of this natural and instinctive method of soothing
aches and pains.
Touch is natural and comforting. People of all ages use touch to gain a sense of
security and well-being and consequently massage has psychological as well as physical
benefits. Most people, from children to adults, can benefit from massage treatments.
What is massage?
Massage is the use of hands, or mechanical means, to manipulate the soft tissues
of the body. It promotes suppleness of the muscles, improves circulation and reduces