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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!

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Emma at Compassionate Therapy has combined her qualifications in facials, Reiki and Advanced Crystal Healing to create bespoke facial massage treatments for calming the mind and soul and cleansing the body.  Using manual lymphatic drainage techniques, clear quartz, rose quartz and amethyst crystals or Reiki massage techniques, Emma is offering 30 or 60 minute facial treatments of your choice to help improve your skin, circulation and bring you peace, tranquility and the calming effects of cleansing facial massage.  Mini 30 minute facials available or 60 minutes with exfoliation, mask or extended massage.  All facial massage are available for people of all ages and an ideal gift for the younger generation offering treatments for under 18s with guardian consent and presence.  All facial treatments are designed to help calm and sooth using Keaso Calming Facial Kit which includes Calming Cleanser, Calming Toner & Calming Moisturiser, heat treatment to open pores and Keaso energising face mist with vitamin C, with or without exfoliating or face mask.

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