Benefits of massage

Massage therapy used to be seen as an indulgent spa retreat. But now let’s see the scientific benefits of having a warm back rub!

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
– Leo Buscaglia

The Power of human Touch is instantaneous and amazing, isn’t it? When being held tight as a toddler or having a big hug from a loved one…. these things release endorphins.

Massage techniques look lovely in glossy magazines and it certainly feels good when you visit a good therapist.

But the truth is deeper beyond this look good and feel good factor.

I agree with Dr Field who says “massage works because it changes your whole physiology.”

At Earthrose my clients who have had therapeutic massage have told me that it has

  • Helped them sleep better
  • It is effective in treating back pain
  • Reduced the occurrence of migraines
  • Improved alertness
  • Helped the immune function
  • It reduces occurrence of migraines

Here at Earthrose, you can turn to me for a relaxation massage but I am also here for you if you need me to reduce pain and discomfort due to an ailment.

Like Spas and Health Centres we too have a massage menu. Click here for Services.


Reproduced with the permission of Mike Sudal.

Benefits of massage and stress relief

Massage improves circulation; it helps with digestion and can relax and invigorate muscles to reduce stiffness and increases range of motion.

Massage helps by clearing accumulated waste, it increases blood and lymph flow, it assists with the breakdown of fat and improves the metabolism.

Furthermore, the key benefit of massage is the decrease in cortisol and increase of dopamine and serotonin affected by massage.

Consequently, the psychological effects are sense of well-being, stress relief, deep relaxation, a sense of worth and a feel good factor!

Click here to see 25 benefits of massage from the American Massage Therapy Association.

The information presented on this website is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take place of professional medical opinion. Should you have any medical issue you should always consult with a qualified medical professional diagnosis. I only deal with soft tissue therapy and I am not qualified to give medical diagnosis.