Massage therapy is effective in treating a range of conditions, notably, stress and muscle pain as well as helping with general well-being and relaxation. So, for example someone with a very busy office-based working life where there is limited time for exercise would find it helpful.
Is massage therapy suitable for pregnant women?
Yes. Massage therapy can help relieve some of the common discomforts women experience during pregnancy such as neck and back pains and leg cramps.
Are there upper and lower age limits for massage treatment?
No. Massage therapy helps to relax muscles, enhance immunity and relieve stress in all age groups from babies to centurions.
Can massage therapy help relieve back pain?
Yes and no. It depends on the reasons for the pain. If it is muscular pain then massage therapy can help. It cannot help with conditions such as congenital stenosis of the spinal cord or lumbar disc herniation.
I am not sleeping well. Could massage therapy help?
Yes, Chinese massage therapy can be used to locate ‘sleep’ points at the back of the head. The therapist can unblock and activate the nervous system’s path to sleep. The best results are achieved from a series of treatments.
My hands and feet are always cold. Can massage therapy help?
This problem may arise from a kidney irregularity affecting blood circulation. Keep the lower back warm, book a massage therapy session and take exercise to promote blood circulation.
Can I drink alcohol after massage therapy?
No. When you drink alcohol your heart rate accelerates. Massage therapy also increases your heart rate so it is best not to combine the two.
What oils are used in aromatherapy?
We use base oils and add essential oils. For example we use grape seed oil which is an anti-oxidant and sweet almond oil has anti-allergy qualities as bases; Of the essential oils, lavender creates a soothing effect; lemon strengthens immunity and rose is used for anti-aging treatments.
How often should I have massage therapy?
At least once a week as the effect can last that long, however twice a week is better.