Feel your body relax as your stress melts away
A more gentle massage aimed at allowing all your muscles to relax
and recover from the physical exertions of being in the mountains. More time
is spent on the Neck and head as well as the hands and feet, to give an overall
feeling of relaxation.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
terms massage can:
Maintain the human body in a
the recovery period following an injury
and deep relaxation
de-stress the mind
specific terms there are the physical, physiological and psychological benefits
of a massage.
Enhanced tissue permeability: Massage allows the
tissue membrane pores to widen, encouraging fluids and nutrients to pass
through more readily. This enables waste products such as lactic acid to be
removed rapidly and creates an environment whereby oxygen and nutrients are
quickly delivered to the target muscles, producing an enhanced recovery.
flexibility: Massage stretches muscle tissue in a
multidirectional manner, both longitudinally and laterally. It can also have a
similar effect on the muscular sheath and surrounding fascia, allowing a
beneficial release of stored tension and pressure.
micro circulation: Massage enhances the blood flow to the tissues
of the target muscles in a similar manner to exercise. In addition to this,
massage also causes blood vessels to dilate enabling oxygen and nutrients to
pass through more readily.
relaxation response: Massage creates an
environment whereby heat generation, enhanced circulation and increased
flexibility are all promoted. All of these factors play a role in stimulating
mechanoreceptors in the body and creating relaxation.
of pain: A combination of tension and waste products
within a muscle can often result in the sensation of pain. Massage lessons this
painful feeling by its ability to reduce tension and remove waste products. It
also encourages the release of endorphins.
anxiety levels: Through stimulating a relaxation response,
massage has the additional benefit of lowering anxiety levels, creating a mood
bodily response: If the sports massage is
completed utilising brisk movements prior to a sporting event then it can
create an invigorating bodily response.
So if you ever needed one good reason to book a massage, now
you have many!