Massage Therapy – why me time is a necessity, not just a luxury.

Relaxation Massage at Vibe Natural Health Brisbane

These days it seems that no pleasure is complete without a side of guilt.

The biggest misconception about Relaxation Massage Therapy is that it is a luxury. How many of you only pamper yourselves to a massage on a special occasion or when you’ve hit the wall are are in acute pain?

Massage Therapy may seem a little self-indulgent; after all you are serenading yourself into the warm healing touch of your therapist and drifting far away from daily stresses into pure relaxation and harmony. But Massage Therapy is not only a blissful experience; it is just an added bonus. Massage has been proven to have many health benefits and should be an absolute priority in achieving optimal health and well being for the body, mind and spirit.

There’s a great article on CNN’s  which explains this very well. Many of us with our busy lives today fulfil obligations to everyone else except our selves. We have so much to do for work, for family, for friends, often ourselves come a distant last. For long term physical and mental wellbeing, time out or “me time” is more important than ever. For some this is turning off the mobile phone, getting away from the computer or having a massage. Me time has many benefits, and should be scheduled into a busy lifestyle to balance out the noise and stress.

Well known productivity and workplace Psychology surveys by Galinsky say that taking a break will actually make you perform your responsibilities better. Galinsky’s surveys show that people who are happiest at work are those who take time for themselves. “If you shift your focus, you go back to the other areas of life with more energy,” she says. “You’re less stressed, more satisfied with life in general.”

At Vibe Natural Health, we are firm believers in the healing and restorative powers of massage. This benefit is deeper and more apparent if you limit conversation during a massage and  focus on breathing and relaxing your body.  This allows your body and mind to settle, connect and relax.

Massage Benefits:

  • Lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol
  • lowers heart rate and blood pressure
  • relaxes soft tissue, tight muscles and reduces the pressure on nerves
  • boosts immunity by stimulating lymph flow
  • improves circulation and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells and organs
  • reduces inflammation, muscle spasm and relieves joint pains
  • increases flexibility, strength and range of motion
  • lowers anxiety and depression
  • prevents sport injuries, speeds up recovery and helps prepare for workouts
  • calms the nervous system and promotes restful sleep
  • reduces tension headaches and mental fatigue
  • promotes general relaxation

Making massage a regular part of your health care regime gives you the “me time” that you crave. Regular massage, whether it is monthly or weekly is a great way to relax and promote optimal health. There is no guilt that comes with Massage, so go ahead, be good to yourself and unashamedly enjoy it!

Introducing Brisbane Relaxation Massage Therapist Aline Ambauen

If you’d like to book  a massage in Brisbane with me, Aline Ambauen, contact Vibe Natural Health – 92 Coolibah St Bardon on 3366 7970 or click here to book online now.

Aline Ambauen is a Brisbane based Remedial Massage Therapist at Vibe Natural Health, Bardon. She offers Pregnancy Massage, Relaxation Massage, Remedial Massage and Reflexology.

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