A common benefit of massage that is one of the most immediate is the intense feeling of calm and relaxation that we experience. This is due to the quick release of endorphins which is triggered through the various kneading and massaging motions with skin-to-skin contact. Endorphins are neurotransmitters in the brain that induce feelings of comfort and wellbeing.

Studies have also shown that in addition to this endorphin trigger, that cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine are also reduce in the body. This also plays a part in reducing stress levels and increasing the feeling of calm in the body and mind.

Some of the commonly reported benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Reduction in stress and tension
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved immune system function
  • Increased relaxation
  • Better joint mobility
  • Improvements in skin tone
  • Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Faster recovery from soft tissue and some nerve injuries
  • Increase alertness

Different types of massage

In most cases your massage therapist will use either a massage oil or talcum powder for the massage process.

Some of the most common massage therapies include:

  • Tantric – one that is increasing in popularity nowadays is tantric massage therapy. Previously a practice that was more associated with purely a sensual type of massage, Tantra has now shown that it can have a variety of other positive effects for the overall positivity and well being of those that use and follow this type of therapy.
  • Aromatherapy – A massage that uses some of the common essential oils has been shown to be bother therapeutic and relaxing for those that use it. Different oils can be used for different purposes. For example, lavender can be used for relaxation and anxiety, whereas something like Sandalwood has been shown to be good for stress and tension.
  • Sports Massage – One of go to therapies for common sports injuries in 2021 is a massage. Studies have shown that massage can be very good to promote soft tissue injury healing, and even used for other sporting and trauma related problems such as pinched nerves.
  • Thai Massage – Thai massage has literally been around of thousands of years and is used across the world nowadays. There are various forms of Thai massage, but it will generally always work the full body, and can be carried out with and without massage oil, depending on your preference. It can be quite an energetic type of massage, and really can help flexibility and range of motion. Some say that is even quite ‘yoga like’, due to the vast range of stretches that are involved.
  • Shiatsu – Another massage hailing from South East Asia is Shiatsu, which literally translates into English as “finger pressure”. As the name suggests the application of finger pressure is used to correct a number of ailments in the body and mind.

To find out more about massage therapy, check out Aphrodite London Tantric if you are ever in search of some relaxing massage therapy in the London area of the UK. With both incall and outcall available, we also pride ourselves in having the widest range of therapies available in the area.

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This Article Penned bu Ben" Kirby Tennyson