Massages aren’t just about unwinding and relaxation, although that is certainly one of the immediate and most enjoyable perks! There is a powerful message we at ‘The Beauty Spot’ in Basingstoke would like to share with you about the range of health and wellbeing benefits you can receive from regular massages by a qualified professional.

Here’s our list of the top ten health benefits of massages:

1) Helps soothe anxiety, stress and depression
2) Assists with digestive disorders
3) Decreases headache/migraine frequency
4) Improves sleep – reduces insomnia related to stress
5) Eases soft tissue strains or injuries
6) Helps sports injuries
7) Lowers blood pressure
8) Decreases rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis pain
9) Increases range of motion / improves balance in older adults
10) Helps fibromyalgia pain

So, what exactly is a professional massage?

There are many different types of massages available, including back, neck, shoulder, scalp, full body and sports massages using a variety of different oils.

Massage is a general term for pressing and rubbing your skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons using a variety of different pressures and strokes. Massage is viewed as a complementary alternative medicine, with studies demonstrating the positive health benefits of regular massages as an effective treatment for reducing anxiety, stress, muscle tension and pain.

What is a sports massage?

A sports massage is not a relaxing massage and can often be quite strenuous as it is used to relieve and reduce stress and tension that can build up in your body’s soft tissues while exercising. Popular with professional sports people, sports massage benefits anyone that exercises, even if you only undertake mild exercise such as regular walking or you are suffering from aches, strains and pains of everyday life activities. Your massage can be carried out before or after playing sport or exercising, and our trained massage therapist will use techniques that are designed to increase endurance and performance; minimising your risk of injury. If you do receive an injury, sports massage can reduce your recovery time. If you’re suffering from a sports injury contact us to discuss a tailored sports massage to target your areas of concern.

Click here to see our range of massage treatments available at The Beauty Spot in Basingstoke. Give us a call on 01256 460 076 to book your appointment.