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What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Here are some of the main benefits of massage therapy. Depending on your needs and preferences, certain types of massage may highlight particular benefits.

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Massage can stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, bringing vital nutrients and oxygen to your muscles and tissues.

What types of massages do you think help blood circulation?

Believe it or not, all massages have a blood circulation-enhancing effect. However, certain types of massages that incorporate more dynamic or deeper movements can have a more pronounced effect. Ex: Swedish (therapeutic), deep tissue, sports, etc.

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Massage therapy can improve lymphatic circulation, which helps remove waste and toxins from the body, reduce edema, and boost immune function.

What types of massage do you think help lymphatic circulation?

Indeed, lymphatic drainage is a massage technique specifically designed to stimulate lymphatic circulation. An abdominal massage to stimulate the lymph nodes can also be beneficial. As a general rule, however, gentle, superficial massages are best.

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Massage therapy can help calm your mind and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, allowing you to feel more relaxed and peaceful.

What types of massage do you think help reduce stress and anxiety?

Often the most relaxing techniques use gentle, flowing movements to promote overall relaxation. Swedish, Californian and Lomi-lomi massage come to mind. However, every individual is different and everyone's preferences may vary as to which massage therapy techniques work best to reduce stress and anxiety.

Better physical health πŸ’ͺ

Whether you have a sore back, shoulders or legs, massage therapy can help relieve muscle tension and reduce pain. It will help you recover from an injury faster and on a regular basis it can help prevent them.

What types of massage do you think help relieve muscle tension and pain?

Here, therapeutic techniques can be useful to help you get back to your activities as quickly and safely as possible. Such as deep tissue massage, sports massage, Thai massage, fasciatherapy, kinesitherapy, etc.

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Massage therapy can help you relax, sleep better and wake up feeling great. You'll potentially get a deeper, more restful sleep.

What types of massages do you think promote better sleep?

Relaxing and soothing massages are generally the most effective for this. Techniques that involve slow, gentle strokes, such as Swedish massage or Californian massage.

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Regular massage therapy improves flexibility and range of motion, making it easier to move and exercise.

What types of massage do you think promote flexibility and range of motion?

Therapeutic techniques such as deep tissue massage and fasciatherapy help to loosen muscles and increase flexibility. To accentuate a gain in range, turning to types of massage that incorporate stretching is a great idea, such as sports or Thai massage.

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Relaxing muscles and reducing tension around joints increases joint mobility and flexibility. Increased blood flow to the joints promotes healing and reduces inflammation. Massage stimulates the production of synovial fluid, which helps lubricate and protect the joints. You can imagine that it helps people with arthritis.

What types of massage do you think promote joint health?

Therapeutic techniques such as deep tissue massage and fasciatherapy help to loosen muscles and release tension on joints. Massages that offer more passive movement of the joints are even more indicated, such as Swedish, sports or Thai massage.

Improving digestion 🏎️

Massage therapy can help improve digestion by stimulating the release of digestive enzymes and increasing blood flow to the digestive tract. It can also help those who tend to suffer from constipation.

What types of massage do you think help digestion?

Almost all massages. As soon as we are in a state of relaxation our nervous system switches to the parasympathetic and this has the effect of activating digestion. Massaging the belly helps but the most indicated would probably be the abdominal/visceral/Chi Nei Tsang massage which stimulates the functions of the organs. Other massages also have a slightly more specific focus, such as reflexology, shiatsu and aromatherapy.

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Above all, massage therapy can leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and happy, with an overall sense of well-being that can last long after the massage is over.

What types of massage do you think promote well-being?

No more trick questions! Any good massage promotes well-being.

Treat yourself to a massage - your body (and mind) will thank you!

Don't hesitate to ask us for advice or to discuss it with your massage therapist.