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Benefits of a Swedish Massage

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Swedish Massage treatments can be incredibly relaxing. They help to promote blood flow in the body, which in turn helps to relieve tension. An increase in blood flow can also help with the travel of oxygen to vital organs in the body. The biggest organ of course being the skin.

Swedish Massage Helps Protect Against Free Radicals

The skin can become dehydrated and as a result become dry and flaky. Massage mediums such as grapeseed oil contain high amounts of vitamin E, which has very high antioxidant properties. These antioxidants are beneficial for helping the body to fight free radicals.

You may be wondering to yourself, what are free radicals? They are quite simply cells and atoms in the body, that can lead to damage. These free radicals are what ages your body and are also what contributes to you becoming unwell.

Some serious health conditions can be the consequence of an influx of free radicals in the body. These health conditions can include but are not limited to the likes of Parkinson’s, Dementia, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as cancer, fertility problems, plus many more. 

You may be wondering what causes free radicals. There are many contributing factors such as stress both mentally and physically, as well as poor diet and environmental toxins.

Once of the ways to help eradicate free radicals in the body is by eating a diet high in antioxidants. These antioxidants come from mostly fruit & vegetables, so up your intake of these foods. 

Another way to combat free radicals is by reducing your cortisol levels. Contributors of high cortisol levels are stress related. Therefore reducing stress will help to lower cortisol levels in the body and as such will help lower the number of free radicals destroying your body.

A Swedish Massage is known to promote an incredible feeling of tranquility and peacefulness. Therefore regular therapy treatments, such as Swedish Massage will help to reduce stress and lower cortisol. 

Massaging With Grapeseed Oil 

When enjoying a Swedish Massage, the therapist will most likely be using a massage medium, such as grapeseed oil. As a result, you will be receiving a very high does of vitamin E, which your amazing organ (the skin) will absorb and will thank you for considerably.

If you suffer with dry skin, you may wish to invest in a good quality grapeseed oil and massage it into your skin on a daily basis. Grapeseed oil is used by many therapists, as it is the least likely massage medium to cause issues such as allergic reactions.

Being one of the safest and most natural massage oils means you benefit from a chemical free remedy that is unlikely to cause any form of discomfort. The only issue is that grapeseed oil can take a while for the skin to fully absorb and as well it can stain clothing. It is best to massage your skin and sit in an old towel or robe for a short while. 

Swedish Massage & The Mind 

A Swedish Massage will help to calm the mind. It promotes a huge sense of well-being and deep relaxation. This is one of the main reasons why Swedish Massage is so popular. 

The slow, smooth movements help to create a soothing sensation. It is not uncommon for a client to fall asleep during a Swedish Massage, as the slow movements are methodical, helping the client to breathe deeply and simply relax. 

Book in Your Swedish Massage in Gillingham, Kent

If you feel that you would benefit greatly from receiving a Swedish Massage in Gillingham, Kent, then contact Reflections Massage and Wellbeing to book in. We also serve the Medway area by providing mobile massage treatments, whereby we visit you in the comfort of your own home. Please kindly note mobile massages are for ladies only or couples whereby a female client is present. 

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