Massage has been used for centuries to promote health and wellness. In China the oldest written record dates back almost 4000 years and in Greece Hippocrates is said to have believed that massage had two primary uses 'strengthening and relaxing of the muscles' along with exercise and the two were strongly connected in Ancient Greece. In India, Hindus used massage in Ayurveda passed down through the generations to support with illness, relieve pain and help to heal injuries.
In modern times, certainly in the Western world massage is used in many different ways, Sports Massage, Hot Stones, Bamboo, Trigger Point and even Swedish massage which most of us are familiar with.
So how does massage help our bodies?
Massage improves circulation and therefore stimulates the lymphatic system if received regularly, our lymphatic system which helps support a healthy immune system. Increasing circulation also brings a whole host of benefits including bringing essential nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and surrounding tissue areas. It can help detoxify the body by removing waste products such as lactic acid from our muscles.
We can also support our posture by receiving regular massages, if you sit at a desk all day you won't need me to tell you how tight your shoulders and neck can feel after a long day of conference calls and pouring over Excel spreadsheets! But by loosening and relaxing those muscles it can help bring back flexibility.
This brings me to another huge benefit of massage, stress relief! In a study discussed In MedicalNewsToday it talks about the positive impact massage has on our Parasympathetic Nervous System which is essential in helping us cope and recover from the impacts of stress. It is estimated (source: eExtra News) that 70-80% of GP visits are for stress-related illnesses and that 50% of all illnesses are caused by stress. The statistics can be alarming which in itself is stress-inducing. Having regular massages can support stress management along with a healthy balanced lifestyle.
What products do Wylde Reflexions use for Massage?
I use Botanicals who offer a sumptuous range of oils that cover both the uplifting and revitalising or harmonising and relaxing needs of my client. They are all 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free. They are also ethically made and sustainable and completely nut-free.
P.S. They smell incredible! :)
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