What are the Benefits of Massage ?

Male client receiving the benefits of massageNew Year is the time to detox and energise. Why not try something different and experience the benefits of massage.

Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques (often with other therapies) to treat their clients.

After a thorough consultation, a massage therapist will devise a treatment plan that addresses your personal needs and ensures that the massage is adapted to reflect your own preferences.

So whether you prefer a firm deep tissue massage or a gently flowing and relaxing massage you can expect your treatment to be adapted to suit you.

The benefits of massage for our bodies are numerous and can assist with:

  • Reducing muscular tension.
  • Reducing or eliminating pain.
  • Improving joint mobility.
  • Improving circulation.
  • Improving lymphatic drainage.
  • Relieving stress.
  • Promoting relaxation.
  • Can aid in relieving broken sleep patterns.


Massage consists of a combination of techniques. There are a variety of styles but all styles are based on a core set of techniques that includes :

  • Effleurage – light gentle flowing movements.
  • Petrissage – kneading movements.
  • Tapotement – a rhythmic movement administered with the edge of the hand (chopping or hacking), cupped hands (cupping) or the tips of the fingers (tapping).


Interesting Facts about massage

  • Did you know that massage can naturally boost the immune system by aiding the fight against bacteria and infection ? Massage increases the white blood cell count as well as aiding the removal of waste and toxins from the body.
  • Massage can increase the oxygen capacity of the blood by between 10 and 15%
  • Massage can be used to naturally reduce pain without medication by releasing natural endorphins.
  • Massage aids digestion by stimulating the large intestine, encouraging digestive enzymes that can alleviate the symptoms of colic gas and constipation.
  • Massage increases lung capacity by relaxing any tightness in the respiratory muscles.
  • Massage stimulates the flow of lymph, which in turn aids the removal of waste and toxins in the body via the lymphatic system. So for example, anyone experiencing blocked sinuses would find after a massage that they feel less congested.
  • As well as the improvement to our general physical self, our skin improves in appearance due to the stimulation of our circulatory system thus promoting increased nutrition to the cells and therefore encouraging their renewal.

If that wasn’t benefit enough to make you want a massage, the added physiological effect can help to reduce anxiety and stress whilst creating a feeling of well-being and enhance self-esteem.

Massage is not limited to the body. The scalp and face can also experience the benefits of massage as it helps to increase the flow of fresh blood and oxygen (as well as nutrients) to these areas providing stimulation to the nervous system, hair growth and a glowing complexion.


Who can benefit from massage ?

Almost anyone and everyone can take advantage of the benefits of massage. However, as each person is individual, a full consultation prior to treatment is essential to understand any health and medication history as well as preferences to ensure that the treatment is adapted to your own needs and requirements.


If you are interested what the benefits of massage can do for you, please check out Studio 8’s Services Menu and Promotions page where we have a host of interesting massage and body treatments that are combined with massage. For example Mud Massage Therapy provides both the benefits of mud therapy and massage techniques combined for total relaxation and a body detox which means you get more from your treatment.

To find out more contact the Salon on 023 9238 0692 or email salon@studio8beauty.co.uk.

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