Although massage has long been used to help stress and relaxation, it can also be an effective therapy which might help with a variety of other conditions including: arthritis, insomnia, acute and chronic pain, inflammation, headaches, anxiety, circulatory problems, oedema, sports injuries and many more. Colette and Pamela also have experience working with people who have long term conditions such as Parkinson’s; whilst massage will obviously not have any effects on the medical condition, these clients have found that the relaxation benefits massage brings, makes living with this condition more tolerable.
Massage may also help to increase joint mobility, free adhesions, break down scar tissue and decrease inflammation. It may improve muscle tone and balance reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints. It may increase flexibility in the muscles, improving range of movement and may improve blood circulation which reduces muscle fatigue and soreness. It may help reduce excess fluid in the tissues and strengthen the immune system. It may improve elasticity of the skin, help improve digestion, and help to lower blood pressure.