Regular massage can help alleviate depression

Did you know that massage can be an effective way to help your mental health? 

Massage therapy is being increasingly recognised as a method to help alleviate depression and anxiety, improve sleep quality and promote overall well-being and a positive balance between mind and body. 

Modern life comes with many stresses that challenge our mind-body connection. When overloaded mentally it can affect the physical body causing a build up of tension, fatigue, muscle pain, cramps, headaches, joint pain or inflammations. 

So many of us are in this boat today that finding ways to help us cope are essential for well-being and a balanced mind-body connection.

Our approach to deep tissue massage, which is to keep it flowing and at a slow pace, cause the body to relax. Focus is on completely releasing tension in your body and allowing the mind to switch off during the treatment. Lots of clients like to really take in the massage so remain silent or even sleep to get into the zone. You can do this too, we don’t mind at all. Email us any questions you might have about our massages info@fireandearthuk.com

The benefits of relaxing your muscles

During your massage the tension in your muscles, especially in areas like your neck, shoulders and back, is released. This natural relaxation helps to:

  • improve blood circulation

  • lower your blood pressure

  • relieve overall muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness

  • relieve tension headaches

  • boost your immune system

  • improve your skin condition and muscle tone

The benefits of relaxing your mind

The benefits of relaxing your muscles won’t just stop with the effects to your body, you will also find having a regular full body massage has major psychological benefits including:

  • reducing the effects of stress, anxiety and depression

  • improving your sleep patterns

  • better and deeper sleep

  • promoting positive body awareness, and a body-mind connection

  • releasing endorphins  such as serotonin and dopamine which help with depression

  • fostering a feeling of well-being

One of the biggest challenges of using massage to treat people with mental health issues is encouraging clients to be comfortable with discussing their condition with their therapist.

It's okay not to be okay. We are here to help, listen and make your body feel amazing!

Make some time to look after yourself, let us help you today.