Why Swedish massage should be on prescription….
There are many benefits to a Swedish massage, which is why it is really popular. As it stands, Swedish massage comes with benefits for both your physical body and for your emotional well-being. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
In terms of physical benefits, a massage of this type can undo knots in your muscles, decrease pain in your body, and increase blood circulation, lymph and metabolic wastes from your muscle tissues.
As for the mental benefits, Swedish massage can relax your mind and de-stress you, thereby allowing you to get into better psychological moods.
If you are feeling run down and at the brink of depression a Swedish massage is the perfect remedy. There is stress all around us every day and how your body handles this stress is what makes the difference between poor health and longevity. Another important benefit of a Swedish massage is its ability to help you sleep better are night. With sleep, your mind will be able to rest and your immune system will be able to work to heal your stressed muscle tissues.
A study conducted by the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
When deciding to choose a Swedish massage, you should ask yourself, “Am I looking for stress relief and relaxation or do I have a specific pain problem that I want worked on?” In which case, you probably want to book a sports therapy or clinical massage.
Book your Swedish massage in the Hot-Ice Massage Room all first-time clients pay £30 for a full body massage.