In our busy day-to-day lives, our health and wellbeing often takes a backseat. But it’s important to remember that the effects of neglecting our physical wellbeing can spill over into other parts of our lives and cause problems. Along with diet, exercise, sleep and mental health practices, massage can be an incredibly powerful tool in connecting the physical with our spiritual selves. In this week’s article, we’re going to be diving deep into the world of massage to explore its health benefits.
What is massage?
Massage is an umbrella term for many different types of body treatments. It involves applying pressure and manipulating your tendons, muscles, skin and ligaments to alleviate pain or tension. From trigger point massage, to deep massage, there are various forms available, depending on what you’re seeking. Massage can be incredibly beneficial if you’ve suffered a sports injury, but it’s also the perfect way to relax on a Sunday afternoon, too.
What are the health benefits?
Massage may have emerged from alternative forms of medicine, but it’s increasingly offered as a complementary treatment, alongside more traditional methods for medical conditions. Certainly, it’s a natural health method, but research has shown that massage is an effective treatment in easing muscle tension, pain and stress. Beside these benefits, there are studies to suggest that massage may also be helpful in assisting with anxiety, headaches, stress-related insomnia and digestive disorders, just to name a few.
What are the risks of massage?
It’s important to recognise that massage should not be used as replacement for standard medical care. Beyond this, it’s best to consult your doctor before a massage treatment, as massage therapy is not suited to people with certain medical conditions.
For many of us, massage can be an excellent way to destress and reconnect with our physical selves. As just one of the many treatments available at the Peninsula Hot Springs, have you considered rewarding yourself with a day trip to relax and rejuvenate? Melbourne on The Move offer fuss-free shuttle services to the Peninsula Hot Springs so that you can enjoy a day off without a care in the world. Get in touch by calling 1300 55 86 86 for more information, or book your seats online today.