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Benefits of massage

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:

  • Reducing stress and increasing relaxation

  • Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension

  • Improving circulation, energy and alertness

  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure

  • Improving immune function

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • Low back pain

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Nerve pain

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint pain

  • Upper back and neck pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you're trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.

Massage: Services
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Lymphatic drainage massage is now available by Compassionate Therapy at The Zen Den Retford.  

This is a form of gentle massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body. This fluid helps to remove toxins and waste from your body's tissues. If you suffer from lympedema or fibromyalgia this massage can be extremely beneficial.  Call Emma to book and for more information 07522 457 422

Massage: About Therapy


Your skin is your largest organ. Having an aromatherapy massage not only relaxes but also allows your skin to absorb the essential oils maintaining suppleness, it offers pain relief, and the aroma's mental stimulation provides ultimate relaxing massage session! Call me today for a free consultation to put together the best aromatherapy treatment exclusively for you!

Massage: About Therapy
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Indian head massage, known as Champissage, offers a range of benefits for both adults and children:

For Adults:

  1. Stress Relief: Reduces tension in the head, neck, and shoulders, promoting relaxation.

  2. Improved Circulation: Enhances blood flow to the scalp and neck, potentially boosting overall circulation.

  3. Headache Relief: Alleviates headaches and migraines by releasing muscle tension.

  4. Better Sleep: Promotes relaxation, leading to improved sleep quality.

  5. Boosted Immunity: Reduces stress hormones and enhances feel-good hormones, potentially boosting immunity.

For Children:

  1. Calms Hyperactivity: Soothes restless minds and bodies, aiding in calming hyperactivity.

  2. Improved Focus: Enhances concentration and focus, beneficial for academic performance.

  3. Anxiety Relief: Provides a safe space for children to release tension and stress.

  4. Better Sleep: Helps children unwind before bedtime, leading to deeper sleep.

  5. Enhanced Bonding: Strengthens parent-child relationships through nurturing touch.

Experience the holistic benefits of Indian head massage and nurture both body and mind.

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