Ebb and Flow
"You just can’t beat a really good massage for having a positive impact on your mental and physical health!
Massages can help to ease anxiety, stress, and depression, work out muscle tension, and improve flexibility, circulation, concentration and overall wellbeing. It’s so important to take a little bit of time to look after ourselves so that we can keep up with the demands that work, family and life in general place upon us.
If you’ve not had a massage for a long time, or if you have a lot of tension, it’s often a good idea to book a few massages quite close together, perhaps once a week if you’re able. This will help to deal with the knots and tension that have built up, and bring you back into balance. Then the trick is to have your next massage before you need it, and this will vary from person to person. Some people love their weekly or fortnightly slots; for others a monthly, 6 weekly or even quarterly massage keeps them fit and emotionally well.
If you don’t know what kind of treatment will work best for you, just ask! I can talk you through what would suit your needs best. Or maybe try a few!"
You've had your relaxing massage, so what's next?
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid strenuous exercise.
- Try to stick to fairly light meals, and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- Keep moving. Nothing major, just some gentle movement and maybe some very gentle stretches to keep the blood flowing.
- Get some rest, if you can.