1 – Stress Relief
Who isn’t under some kind of stress in today’s fast-moving life, where children, elders, work, pets, e-mails and social media place more and more need to fit into a certain slot, no matter how much it impacts on our lives!
It’s not surprising that people seek out massage therapy as a way to destress and relax, to improve their well-being going forward. The one thing that all massage therapists know, is that massage helps to reduce stress levels, and all it takes, is half an hour of relaxation. We often see stressed clients arrive, for hot stone massage, or an indian head massage. They are tense when we begin, and at some point in the treatment, perhaps a minute or two in, or perhaps ten or more, we can visibly feel the client begin to relax under our fingertips.
2 – Sleep
We all need sleep. I blame lack of sleep when the kids were young for my wrinkles, but that’s just a guess. the CDC believes that lack of sleep can lead to increased risk of diabetes, obesity and depression. I don’t know if that’s true, but lack of sleep definitely has negative effects on my body, and we all know that driving while tired can lead to devastating consequences if we fall asleep at the wheel.
Many clients have reported back that they’ve had a great sleep after a half hour Indian Head Massage.
3 – Relaxing for Dementia Patients/Carers/Healthcare Professions
With a growing population of adults getting older, myself included, I’ve found that a massage treatment helps to temper my aches and pains, and for my mother, with dementia, it helps with her long – time care. There are many studies which show that ageing the elderly benefit well from massage therapy, and I know my own mother with dementia, absolutely adores having her hands massaged. For me, as someone who works and cares for elderly parents, as well as children, a massage now and then, helps put me in the right place to manage my ever-increasing workload.
4 – Pamper Yourself
Mindfulness is something that’s in the news a lot these days. It’s where we make time for ourselves, despite being up to our eyes in things to do, with the intention of becoming more efficient with the time we have, when we’ve taken the time out to look after ourselves. In the days of making time for others, we can be very guilty of not making time for ourselves.