What is Massage?
Massage is defined as the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for a curative effect. Soft tissues are made more pliable through massage to promote circulation and blood flow and bring about healing effects: physical and psychological changes for general wellbeing.
What’s it good for?
Massage is recommended for the following symptoms:
Aches & pains, Back Pain, Depression, Digestive Problems, Emotional Problems, Headaches & Migraines, Hormonal & Menstrual Problems, Injuries, Insomnia, Low Energy, Pregnancy, Sciatica
What can I expect from Massage at Kingston Natural Health Centre?
The system of massage treatment involves the therapist using their hands to apply pressure on your body. Therapists use various techniques to work on the body: stroking and gliding (effleurage), kneading the soft tissues (petrissage), or what is termed ‘percussion’ (tapotement).
Make an Appointment
If you feel that Massage is for you and want to book a session please call 0208 549 8000. You can also check our Therapists own pages for their individual availability.
More about Massage
Massage therapy is extremely beneficial to people leading busy lifestyles suffering from what is now commonly encountered work related stress. Massage will not only aid with mental relaxation but will work on physical symptoms of back and neck pain that comes from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour.
The importance of taking regular massage has heightened in recent times as more people recognise how beneficial it is as a way to counteract the effects of sitting in front of a computer screen daily. Corporations are beginning to realise these benefits for staff wellbeing and as a way to increase productivity. By offering mobile massage therapy as a part of employee benefits in th workplace it could go a long way to help reduce staff stress levels, which in turn will make for a more cooperative relaxed work environment, and then aid productivity. More obviously if employers spend on massage for their staff they might reduce the cost of lost labour through sick days. Work related stress is a serious problem in society leading to poor health, disease, and death. This situation might be helped if employers take the opportunity to enlist the services of a professional Massage Therapist who will educate about the benefits of relaxation and massage.
Many people wait until they are already in pain or suffering spinal injuries before turning to massage, but why let it get that bad? It is a good idea to take regular massage as a preventative measure so that such injuries do not occur. Regular massage maintenance will increase your overall sense of wellbeing for optimum physical and mental health, helping you to achieve your goals.
Massage is used to treat a wide range of disorders, such as:
Headaches and migraines
Work related stress
Repetitive strain injury
Eating disorders and digestive dysfunction
Pre-natal pregnancy conditions
Sports and dancing injuries
The power of healing in massage is the energy that flows through the therapist’s hands in touch to refresh, regenerate and revitalise.