Why you should engage in monthly massage treatments

Massage is amazing for relaxation and pampering oneself however here are 6 reasons why you should include regular massage into your calendar.

It eases muscle pain - by increasing and improving the circulation to your muscles you can go further with a deep tissue massage whereby trigger point release therapy can work on those painful knots that have accumulated over the years or come about from injury.

It can counteract all the sitting you do - this type of postural stress often manifests as pain in the shoulders and the neck, however it can also cause pain and weakness in the lower back and gluteals. Regular massage can counteract any imbalance from your daily sitting regimen, so you can continue with your day job sitting at a desk.

It boosts Immunity - Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles have stated people who received regular massage had an increased number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease.

It can relieve headaches – Recent studies in Colorado have helped to validate the efficacy of manual interventions such as massage therapy in the treatment of chronic and episodic tension headache.

It soothes anxiety and depression – when touch is safe, gentle and professional, it can be incredible therapeutic and relaxing. studies have shown that massage increases your body's levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which results in lowered stress. The feeling of relaxation created by regular massage therapy also lowers your blood pressure and elevates your mood.

It improves sleep - massage encourages a restful sleep by improving muscle tension, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.

Capri Clark is the founder of Bayside Remedial Massage and Healing in Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Capri's gentle techniques bring a huge amount of care and skill to her treatments. If you would like to book in for a session with Capri, you can click here.