Therapeutic massage: A great way to look after yourself!

By Jo Song A.P.N.T

Whether you are feeling run down, tired or stressed, simply need to relax or have a more specific problem you need help with, Therapeutic Massage can be a really beneficial and nurturing part of your regular health care. Deeply relaxing and enjoyable, Therapeutic Massage improves circulation, gently manipulating the soft tissues and muscles of the body, optimising flow of blood and lymph, bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to the body and aiding elimination of toxins. It lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels, slows down the heart rate, calms the nervous system, reduces stress, boosts the immune system and improves sleep .Therapeutic Massage releases muscle tension, softens adhesions, improves muscle tone and can be helpful with a broad range of ailments.

Many clients come at crucial times in their lives, e.g. during times of emotional upheaval or following an accident. Since Therapeutic massage is an holistic treatment, clients usually experience deep relaxation and a promotion of their sense of well-being. Many people now use massage as a regular part of their health care programme, thrilled to have discovered such a wonderful way to look after themselves!

Jo lives with her three children in a village near Hereford. She is a member of the Association for Physical and Natural Therapists and the General Council of Massage Therapists. She is also a trained Doula/Birth companion. She is trained in both Swedish and Therapeutic massage and takes a detailed case history at the first session to identify appropriate treatment for each client.

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