Cancer is a diagnosis that truly no one is ever neither prepared nor excited to hear. Amidst all the treatment that one must go through to get on the road to recovery, the process can be daunting and extensive. However, studies have shown that a natural treatment, massage therapy, can actually start helping a patient feel some relief mind, body and spirit.
The benefits that you can get from massage therapy, whether in remission or just diagnosed, may surprise you if you’re not already hooked. The bottom line is improving your quality of life, so why not soak up all the benefits this therapy has to offer? Here are just a few of the upsides to seeing a massage therapist every now and then.
Massage therapy isn’t just about feeling good physically, it’s about relieving stress and pent up emotions that cause anxiety or clouded judgement. Going through cancer or mesothelioma is difficult and can lead to a lot of built up frustration if you’re not careful. Massage therapy is a good way to get rid of a lot of that residual anger, sadness and distress.
Time to Yourself
Part of the appeal of massage therapy is just taking some time to yourself. Between doctor’s appointments and dealing with family, it can be hard to find time to get your thoughts together.
Strengthened Immune System
This one may surprise you, but the improved moods and physical well being of someone who enjoys massage therapy can actually lead to an improved immune system. So by getting a massage now and then, you are actually less likely to succumb to illness. That means fewer colds just because you took the time to get a massage.
There are many benefits to massage therapy and these are just three of the biggest ones. You will be much better off in a physical, mental, and emotional capacity by simply allowing yourself a massage now and then. It may not seem like much, but a massage therapy session really can make all of the difference in the world in your fight against cancer.
- Research & article by Melanie L Bowen
People with cancer should avoid very deep massage – gentle is safer. It is important to consult your doctor to find a therapy that will work best for you and your treatment.
Hot stone massage is a relaxation treatment in which we use heated stones along with oil and massage. Hot stones originated from the Native Americans. They used to heat stones to help treat aching muscles. The treatment is popular in spas across the world and more and more people are deciding to go for the added benefit of stones to their massage. The treatment should be relaxing, slow, and work with a firm pressure. The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth – they have been smoothed over time by the river’s current.
The stones are heated in water and put into an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The stones may be placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, or between the toes.
When working with hot stones the most important thing to think about is what is underneath the stones. Think about the muscles and where their aches and pains are. As a therapist it is good to do breathing exercises both you and the client as it helps you both to relax so you can give the best massage possible.
Hot Stone massage is not appropriate if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or are on medication that thins your blood. You shouldn’t get a hot stone massage if you are pregnant or have sunburn. You also may want to reconsider if you are menopausal, as it may trigger a hot flash.
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Why not treat your skin to a full body pamper to brighten up your summer. With the combination of body brushing, soothing massage and an anti-aging skin peel you will feel revitalised and ready to go.
Body brushing is one of the oldest and most beneficial methods of exfoliation. Body brushing on a daily basis has many benefits including softening the skins texture, increasing the lymphatic drainage in the body and can help to combat signs of cellulite. Increasing the lymphatic drainage can help you to lose up to 500grms of toxins within the body leaving the skin looking bright and healthy.
Following the body brushing your therapist will tailor a 40 minute massage to your individual requirements. Not only can the therapist tailor the massage to the areas you would like to be treated they will selected one of our beautiful elemis oils to help you get the best results from your massage whether it be distress, muscular tension or just pure relaxation.
Once your body has been taken to a world of relaxation we will begin your facial. The Murad AHA peel is one of our more active facials providing fantastic results in the skin. The peel will increase the skins hydration, exfoliate, and help to promote collagen within the skin and much more. It is perfect for most skin types looking for the overall boost. The glycolic peel is unlike any other results driven peel as you do not have to prepare your skin prior to the peel. After your peel your therapist will apply specific finishing products to continue the results at home.
Father’s day is around the corner on the 17th of June and we have put together a brilliant package for that special man in your life.
He will be completely pampered with an hour of ‘manly’ treatments. This includes a deep tissue sports or relaxing aromatherapy massage, and a Murad peel. Men traditionally spend less time caring for their skin than women do, but they spend just as much time damaging their skin through tough environmental conditions and sun exposure. The Murad peel is exfoliating and hydrating at the same time, the perfect combination for men’s skin.
Save yourself £24 with this package and give him something he will truly enjoy and appreciate.
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The Father’s Day package is available at all 3 of our salons and is valid throughout June only.