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Massage

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

~ Buddha

10 reasons to have massage:

  • Relax muscles and mind, relieve stress and help you sleep. In today’s rollercoaster economy, many things are uncertain, while one commodity has a predictable future: stress. Which is why taking care of yourself becomes even more important.
  • Help flexibility, range of motion, and posture. Relaxing your muscles will free you from incorrect postural patterns you have tensed into.
  • Promote deeper breathing by working on your breathing muscles.
  • Help strengthen the body against headaches and migraines, especially when these are caused by posture or toxic accumulation.
  • Decongest and ‘detox’.
  • Strengthen your immunity. Studies have shown an increase in the levels of hormones which play a role in our immunity.
  • Improve circulation by encouraging blood flow through congested areas (think about how Thai Foot Massage will warm your feet!). Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) will increase lymphatic circulation.
  • Lower blood pressure, as shown by long-term studies. It’s all about the relaxation and calm!
  • Encourage healing after injury or surgery.
  • Help manage pain. When you feel good, your body releases serotonin which can override the pain signals to the brain.
  • Promote a general feeling of well-being which will allow you to face the world with a clear mind and balanced emotions. Which in turn should make you less likely to let anxiety or depression get to you.

Please keep in mind that health and wellbeing are your responsiblity as an individual. Advice and treatments provided by Akana are holistic, complementary, and not an alternative to conventional medical opinion or treatment. At Akana we don’t claim to ‘cure’; we aim to support bringing about change which may help your body to heal itself.

And if you’re wondering how often you should have massage, since this can be individually very different, talk to your therapist about a treatment plan. You might also want to read our Akana article How often should I have massage?