Now we’re into the latter half of the year, the chill of autumn has crept in and a bit of pampering is in order. Booking yourself in for a massage may sound like a bit of luxury, but there are very real benefits that massage can provide.
If you’ve been feeling, achy, stiff or stressed, keep reading. In our latest post, we discuss some of the many benefits booking in for a massage could have for you.
Massage and Healing
Massage is one of the oldest healing remedies used by the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians to treat various ailments. Despite many of us relishing in the idea of how great a massage would feel, we rarely book in for an appoinment, at least until our tension reaches its peak.
Leaving your message until you feel extremely tense can mean that it will take longer to break down the knots that have built up over time. Whilst the recommended frequency for massages differs for everyone, depending on their individual circumstances, every 6 weeks is often a good balance.
Benefits of Booking That Massage
Aside from making you feel completely blissful, massage has many other benefits:
Bad circulation can lead to a whole host of problems, but massage can actually facilitate circulation through the pressure that is applied to the body.
What’s more, the techniques used in massage help to flush lactic acid from the body and improve the circulation of lymph fluid.
Lactic Acid - Builds up in the muscles during exercise and may leave you feeling sore.
Lymph Fluid - A fluid that carries proteins, salts, and other substances throughout the body.
Assist the Body’s Healing Process
Whilst you should always consult your doctor before getting a massage if you are healing from injury or surgery, there are many instances where massage can, in fact, assist the body’s healing process.
Massage can help to break down scar tissue, increase blood (and oxygen) flow, and even help inhibit swelling.
We couldn’t write a blog post about the benefits of massage and not mention wellness and relaxation.
Making time for relaxation has some very real benefits; it helps to boost your immunity, calm the central nervous system and relaxes tight muscles that may be contributing to migraines, soreness and fatigue.
Fab Aesthetics Lounge
Here at the Fab Aesthetics Lounge, we offer a wide variety of treatments to help you feel and look your very best. If it’s been too long since your last massage, or if you’ve never had one before and fancy some R&R now the weather has taken a turn, call us today to make your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.