Massage is one of the oldest and most simple forms of therapy

Massage is one of the oldest and most simple forms of therapy used to alleviate pain and anxiety and to promote overall wellbeing. The origins of massage L…

Massage is one of the oldest and most simple forms of therapy used to alleviate pain and anxiety and to promote overall wellbeing.  The origins of massage Leeds are uncertain; however there has been evidence of Wakefield massage from all over the world in ancient forms of therapy such as Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, of physically tapping, kneading or rubbing to produce therapeutic effects.  Many of these traditional health systems are still used today; with modern complementary therapies also making use of various massage Leeds techniques.

Wakefield massage involves the stroking and kneading of the skin and muscles, otherwise known as the body’s “soft tissues”, using varying levels of pressure.  On a physical level, gentle Leeds massage stimulates the nervous system via nerve endings in the skin, helping to release endorphins and to assist relaxation by reducing the levels of stress chemicals such as cortisol and noradrenaline, as well as slowing down blood pressure, the heart rate, respiration and metabolism.

Deeper tissue Leeds massage focuses on stimulating the blood circulation to assist in the delivery of essential nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues, as well as stimulating lymphatic drainage so that the body can flush away waste products.  This form of massage Leeds also helps to relax tense muscles, improving flexibility and movement, and as such it is often used by those for whom physical exertion is part of their job, such as dancers and athletes.

As well as causing these mechanical responses in the body, Wakefield massage also triggers relaxation responses.  Touch is one of the first senses we become aware of from birth, and is one of the most evocative links between mind and body.  For this reason, Wakefield massage is often used to calm the mind as well as relax the body’s muscles.  Massage Leeds is now widely used in conventional healthcare systems to help with issues such as anxiety and hypertension, and is also used to help reduce pain for elder patients and patients living with AIDS, cancer and those who have had strokes or heart attacks.  Over 90% of UK hospices now offer touch-based therapy such as massage Leeds with increasing use throughout the NHS in GP practices, as well as drug rehabilitation and pain clinics.  Advice is also given to family and friends on how to take the skills home with them, so that massage Leeds can be carried out to give relief to seriously ill relatives and friends.

Massage Leeds is one of the simplest forms of therapy available and its continued use historically has helped to cement its status as one of the most effective.  It is commonly found in health and beauty clinics or sports centres as well as holistic therapy centres, and there are many courses available where those who wish to learn how to either Wakefield massage or self massage Leeds can do so.  For more information, contact the British Massage Therapy Council who will be able to give you guidance on trained practitioners in your area.