Therapeutic Massage (Full Body or Back, Neck and Shoulders) Massage in Blandford, Dorset

Our bodies nowadays tend to live in a perpetual state of “fight or flight” whereby, whether for physical or psychological reasons we are constantly at the ready, never really able to relax or have any “me” time. The effect of this is to cause the body to release adrenaline, which raises blood pressure, increases the heart rate, makes breathing more shallow and rapid, increases cholesterol, constricts the veins ready to divert blood to the major organs, and reduces immunity by restricting the flow and release of toxins in the lymphatic system. It also adversely affects the digestion.

Massage activates what we call the “parasympathetic nervous system” or “relaxation response” which reverses all these effects. Thus not only is it relaxing, it also improves the condition of the skin keeping it soft and supple, improves the circulation so that oxygen is circulated around the body and fresh nutrients are brought to the skin and organs, increases lymphatic flow to aid the release of toxins and enhance immunity, reduces scar tissue, relaxes and softens tight, injured, overused or tense muscles, enhances sleep quality, improves energy and concentration, reduces anxiety and pain and reduces fatigue. It also increases flexibility and mobility of the joints.

A therapeutic massage is an all round beautiful, relaxing and beneficial experience, not to be missed, so why not treat yourself to one of these lovely treatments.