<![CDATA[AJM Beauty - Amanda\'s Beauty Blog]]>Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:04:29 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Massage]]>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:55:55 GMThttp://ajmbeauty.co.uk/amandas-beauty-blog/massageMassage is an ideal treat to aid relaxation, being able to relax is something that many of us forget to do these days, mainly due to our hectic lifestyles trying to juggle too many things at once.
There are many reasons why you could benefit from a massage treatment, some of which are listed below:
Effective in reducing Stress, Pain and Muscle tension
Can aid with Anxiety
Promotes general relaxation
Improves Sleep
Lowers blood pressure
Can help with digestive disorders
Can help with Fibromyalgia
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Soft tissue strains

However there are also some risks that need to be taken into account some of which are listed below
Blood disorders or if your taking blood thinners
Burns or healing wounds
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Severe Osteoporosis
Severe Thrombocytopenia
Pregnancy (1st Trimester)

Your massage therapist should go through a consultation with you prior to your treatment and you need to as honest as possible with them in regards to your medical history and current medication as massage may have an adverse effect and would not be beneficial for you at that time, no therapist would want to make you unwell.

There are different types of massage however, the more common treatments are
Swedish: A variety of movements including kneading, stroking, vibrations, deep circling movements and tapping to help relaxation and reduce tension in the muscle tissues.
Hot stones: lovely massage treatment using basalt stones warmed in a bath to a cosy temperature and then gently massaged around your body, the heat encourages muscle relaxation as the heat penetrates deeper into the muscle tissues.