Regular massage compliments a healthy lifestyle, and can also improve many health conditions such as headaches, migraines, mental health issues, digestive problems, fatigue, stress and much more.
Massage is increasingly being offered along with standard treatments for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies into the benefits of massage have shown that it is a very effective treatment for the following conditions:
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Temporomandibular joint pain
As well as this, many people enjoy massage simply because it produces a feelings of calm, comfort and connection.
What you can expect during a massage
Before your massage session starts, your therapist will ask you about your symptoms, your medical history and also ask you to complete a consent form. The therapist will then explain the kind of massage and techniques they will use.
After this, the therapist will leave the room to allow you to undress. You will then lie on a therapy table and cover yourself with a towel. There are other possible variations such as a chair massage, or massage with loose fitting clothes on and all of your options can be discussed with your therapist.
A massage session will either last around 30 minutes or one hour depending on the option you choose. No matter what the choice, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage.