Benefits of having regular massages

Benefits of Regular Massages

If you’ve been waiting for a good justification to have your own private masseuse on tap, then this article is for you. Did you know that regular massages can help stimulate hair growth for thicker hair? As well as relaxing benefits and pain relief, regular massages are excellent for your mental wellbeing and can aid with weight loss. All in all, they are a fabulous wellbeing treat.

So, if you have knotted muscles in your shoulders, want relief from back pain, or simply enjoy the feeling of calm that a massage brings thanks to the release of endorphins, then read on to discover how a regular massage can benefit your physical and mental wellbeing.

1. Reduces aches and pains

2.5 million people across the UK suffer from back pain every day. Regular massages can help to alleviate aches and pains in the back and other areas of the body, such as the neck, shoulders and legs. A deep tissue massage is often the most effective type of therapy to relieve pain and soothe aching muscles. If you experience back pain and are looking for a massage to help, talk through your issues with your massage therapist so that they can tailor your massage to help.

2. Decreases stress and anxiety levels

It’s pretty difficult to avoid the perils of stress and anxiety in our modern world. The long-term effects of anxiety and stress can take an emotional and physical toll on the body and mind. One of the top benefits of having a massage is a reduction in stress levels. Studies have shown that a relaxing massage will decrease the heart rate and lower cortisol levels as the muscles become less tense. In short, it’s a fantastic way to get the effects of stress to dissipate. You’ll be left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to face the world.

Our mobile massage therapists are trained to provide a soothing massage using relaxing oils and gentle strokes to release tension and relieve stress. In addition, a massage in the comfort of your own home can ensure you prolong that post-massage zen by avoiding the schlep back home from the spa.

3. Improves energy levels

Today’s busy lifestyle means that many of us feel tired or burnt out. Juggling a home, a career and children can sap energy levels. Regular massage therapy can boost blood circulation to provide a burst of energy and improve focus, helping us embrace our busy lives.

So, if you are finding it tough to stay focused in meetings or are too tired to stay awake and watch a film, then regular massages will also help to increase your attention span and get more from life. All completely naturally!

4. Relieves tension headaches

Studies have shown that massage therapy benefits those who suffer from tension headaches. Often a tension headache is caused by clenching the jaw, or stress in the neck, face, scalp, and shoulders. This tension causes the headache.

If you suffer from frequent tension headaches, a regular massage could help to reduce the intensity and duration of the pain and alleviate the symptoms of stress that the headache causes.

5. Reduces water retention

Water retention can be caused by sitting or standing for too long, too much salt, menstrual cycles and changes in hormone levels. It can cause swelling in the legs, ankles and hands and make you feel stiff and uncomfortable.

A lymphatic drainage massage is a specialised type of massage therapy designed to reduce water retention and boost the body’s immune system. The technique uses gentle strokes to stimulate the lymphatic system to flush out toxins, water, and metabolic waste. It will leave you feeling rejuvenated and less stiff.

6. Promotes hair growth

One of the more surprising benefits of getting a regular massage is that it can encourage the growth of thicker, glossier hair. A scalp massage can relieve tension stored in the neck and shoulders (often caused by bad posture) and also stimulate the hair follicles to produce thicker hair. So, try a head massage for lustrous locks!

7. Aids recovery after sport

Professional athletes benefit from massage therapy after a sporting event, as it can help to prevent injuries and ease muscle tension. Indeed, we think that having regular massage therapy on tap must be one of the best perks of being a professional athlete! 

However, you don’t need to be an elite sportsperson to enjoy the perks of a soft tissue sports massage, as it can also help to increase joint flexibility, prevent sprains and promote wellbeing. Sports massage can be beneficial for treating some sports injuries too and speeding up the healing process.

8. Get a better night’s sleep

Have trouble sleeping? Find yourself tossing and turning all night and waking up each morning feeling sluggish and unrefreshed? A regular massage can help you sleep more soundly as the pressure from the strokes can slow down the nervous system and relax your body and mind for a more restorative and deeper night’s sleep.

NEOM have created a massage to address just this, exclusively available through Secret Spa. The NEOM Perfect Night’s Sleep massage will lead to the best night’s sleep of your life. Just roll straight into bed after your massage and let us know how much better you feel in the morning. 

How often should I get a massage?

Massage frequency will depend on the type of concerns you want to address. For pure relaxation, a weekly massage is an indulgent treat that will leave you feeling de-stressed and calm. If you are treating aches and pains, then you may wish to increase the frequency.

Our professional massage therapists will help you to decide how often you should get a massage to meet your needs and lifestyle.

Ready to enjoy the benefits of regular massages?

There are many benefits of getting regular massages, and when you take some time out of your busy schedule to relax and enjoy a healing massage, you’ll feel better inside and out.

Our mobile therapists will visit you in the comfort of your own home, where they will listen to any specific areas of concern and deliver a massage treatment to benefit your body and mind.

Book your massage appointment today and experience spa-quality massages without leaving the house for the ultimate in healing and relaxation.

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