The Benefits of Massage

Massage is one of the oldest known therapies, originating in China, India and Egypt thought to date as far back as 3000BC. These ancient civilisations understood the health benefits of physical therapy.

This BBC programme explores the health benefits of this physical therapy and puts some measure to how it can not only make you feel good but how it can actually help with a wide range of health conditions beyond muscular pain.

Here at Theale Wellbeing Centre we have a variety of massage therapists. These include:

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy treats clients through touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Therapist relieve pain, assist in the healing of injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, as well as helping the general wellness of clients

Sports Massage

The benefits that sports massage especially for athletes on the body are immense. Massaging will stretch and manipulate muscles and this will increase nutrients and blood flow to the area, whilst efficiently removing waste and lactic acid from the muscles. Also, any postural imbalances due to tight or short muscles will be addressed using massage.


Reflexology is a Complementary Therapy that works on the feet allowing the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance”, and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and encourage healing.

Book your appointment today

Call our reception team on 0118 930 3535 to book an appointment with one of our therapists – if you’re not sure which one would work for you then book a free 15 min consultation with a senior therapist who will advise you. To find out more about our team of massage therapists look at ‘Our Team‘ page.