Soothing- 75% of disease is thought to be caused by stress. Massage reduces stress and improves health. It relaxes all the systems which either shut down or speed up when stressed. This helps with stress related conditions such as insomnia, headaches, backache and constipation.
Touch-this is one of the most neglected senses. It is comforting and aids the body in relaxation.
Boosts self esteem.
Aids comfort to the lonely or bereaved.
Comforting-touch is natural. People of all ages use touch to gain a sense of security and well-being and consequently massage has phycoloigical as well as physiological benefits.
Massage is stimulating and therefore gives improved circulation, aids digestion, waste removal, neural communication, invigorates and relaxes muscle therefore preventing spams and stiffness.
It speeds up skin desquamation and promotes cell regeneration.
Gives increased energy.
It relieves endorphins and pain relieving happy hormones.
Instinctive, when we knock or hurt ourselves we often rub or touch the affected place. Massage is an extension of this natural and instinctive method of soothing aches and pains