Massage is a time to relax and release stress. A time to rest.
A time to rejuvenate – and awake feeling treated and fresh. Our bodies have to bear a lot of emotional and physical weight that massage can help melt away.
An opportunity to revive. We usually think about reviving the body and mind out of a state of unconsciousness. Massage often takes us into semi-conscious tranquillity. Afterwards we find ourselves eased back to full consciousness, our senses revived and refocussed.
This place of stillness and quiet exists through massage. Our bodies possess a powerful central computer – the Central Nervous System. It processes billions of signals twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year!
Massage engages the parasympathetic nervous system, or ‘resting system’. This is the 'mode' in which we operate during relaxed states. The effects? The heart rate decelerates, digestive processes operate effectively as the circulation to internal organs is increased, blood pressure is lowered and breathing slows, allowing for improved absorption of oxygen. The body is given the opportunity to revive and restore itself. New cells are generated and we rejuvenate.
Love your body. Take time. Relax. Rejuvenate. Revive.