What is Massage good for?


I love a good Massage whether its back, shoulders, feet- I really don’t mind as long as it’s with a good practitioner! Massage may produce feelings of relaxation and a sense of well-being, but what does the science say? and what is really good for?
Massage has been used for thousands of years in China, India and Egypt. The Greeks used massage before and after their sport as did Roman gladiators, whilst cultured Roman citizens enjoyed a relaxing massage after their bathing rituals.
Massage is only now building a body of scientific evidence to support its use. The National Institute for Clinical evidence (NICE) recommends it for patients with persistent, non-specific lower back pain. That’s not to say it’s no good for other things, just that the evidence hasn’t been gathered to make a considered scientific opinion yet.The physical action of may help to ease muscle pain and muscle tension, aching joints and is also used for stress relief, improving circulation of blood and lymph and aiding recovery from injury.
Massage is a general term and there are many different types  Swedish massage is believed to be the beginning of modern massage from Per Henrik Ling’s research and techniques developed at his institute.  Other techniques have built on and developed these each with their own specific methods. Some modern-day techniques used at our clinic are:
  • Aromatherapy
  • Indian Head
  • Hot Stone
  • Warm Bamboo
Suitable for most adults, all treatments begin with a private consultation to make sure the treatment is right for you. Confidential records are kept of treatment sessions and any advice that’s given. Trained therapists will also take into consideration medical conditions and any medications being taken. They are also able to advise on aftercare and support.

There are other allied therapies such as Osteopathy, Bowen, Reflexology and Acupuncture which can also help for the above. If you want further information on any of these, please drop us an email to clinic@thehealthdispensary.com or CALL us on 01639 630000

We’re booking now for our Reflexology Sampler Sessions too. There are limited places so please register your interest soon!

If you’d like information or advice on medication used for any of the above conditions you can also chat to our Wellness Pharmacists Ali or Liz

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