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 recent 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 wide variety of massage therapists. These include:
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.
Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage)
Shiatsu is a dynamic hands-on healing system, originating in Japan, which uses the power of touch, pressure and gentle stretching techniques to balance the body’s energy system, our emotions and the functions of our internal organs
This is a therapy that addresses both the body and the mind. It provides a non-demanding, nurturing space that meets a person’s body whatever level/symptoms of stress it is experiencing. This therapy puts no expectations on the body, instead it is an invitation to increase your understanding of what your body is communicating through your symptoms, supporting it to gradually re-establish the normal self-regulation and natural healing capacity we all possess. It encourages curiosity towards symptoms rather than judgement of.
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 advice you. To find out more about our team of massage therapists look at ‘Our Team‘ page.