Ever wonder what you need to feel your best at your personal life and work? If you want to commit to your health, regular massage therapy is what you need. At Touch Works London, we offer a complete and versatile list of massage therapy treatments. Prepare yourself for the daily stress. With a relaxed body and mind, you can rest assured, you’ll be performing your best.
While some people need it once a week, other people need it once a month. Nonetheless, we wouldn’t recommend going any longer than 4 to 6 weeks between sessions. The longer you go between sessions, the more your body is going to fall back into its old habits. It’s just like going to the gym. For instance, if you’re training for a marathon, for a race, or training for competition, you can’t just pick it up every once in a while, when you feel like you need it. You’ve got to be consistent in order to really notice the progress.
Massage therapy has been proven to be crucial for active people. A post workout massage can reduce the cellular stress and inflammation, reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Delayed onset muscle soreness, is the familiar painful feeling we get, after a strenuous workout session.
Even if you don’t have the most active lifestyle, sometimes you get muscle knots, which is when your muscle remains tense, and it’s refusing to relax. The result is inflammation, due to the release of lactic acid. So, massaging the affected area, would help reduce the inflammation and allow the muscle to relax, similar to the effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.
Massage help your muscles heal and recover. That positive effect is for more than just physical manipulation of your muscle tissue, it actually increases activation of biochemical pathways that respond to mechanical stress, and suppress the immune responses that lead to inflammation.
The pressure provided by the massage, helps your blood flow easier, through areas that might be congested. While the releasing of this pressure, helps new blood flow in. Better blood flow means oxygen and nutrients will be delivered more efficiently to your muscles.
Ensure your health, massage has been proven to reduce cortisol levels and high blood pressure. Cortisol is the hormone that produces stress. Additionally, high blood pressure is found in nearly 1 in 5 Canadians. By having good circulation, you’re improving your immune system.
Finally, massage therapy is a great way to reduce anxiety, stress and depression. Pamper yourself, give your mind and body the attention they deserve. Stress, depression or anxiety can lead to other health issues, such as digestive problems, weight gain, insomnia or headaches. Thus, keeping your mind and body relaxed, will assure you have the right foundations to deal with day to day life. At Touch Works London, we are committed to your well-being.