How Massage Can Help In The Fight Against Anxiety and Stress

Stress affects us in so many different ways and can come to the surface with physical ailments such as tension in the body, aches and pains, headaches, migraines and exhaustion to name but a few. Clearly high stress levels equals poor mental and physical health – and this is why receiving massage is such a bonus to you physically, mentally and emotionally – improving well-being on every level. Massage not only removes tension from the body in the most enjoyable and effective way possible – it also:

  • increases blood flow bringing vital oxygen and nutrients into the blood stream
  • increases lymph flow to help us detox and get rid of waste materials
  • improves sleep patterns
  • boosts energy levels
  • clears and quietens the mind
  • restores balance to the mind and body
  • nurtures you and your body

To boost the effectiveness of massage for those who feel stressed and anxious we can include essential oils as part of the treatment. Essential oils have a powerful effect on your mood as the part of your brain that detects them is closely linked to your brain’s emotional centre and work thanks to tiny aromatic molecules being absorbed by the skin or lungs, entering the blood stream, and being carried around the body to deliver their wonderful healing properties.

At Therapy Hub we use the naturally harvested oils from the UK’s top organic skin care provider Neal’s Yard to provide our clients with quality oils with wonderful healing properties. We have 6 essential oil blends to suit any mood and among the range offered are:

Calming and Restful – based on chamomile, mandarin and bergamot to release tension from the mind and body and give a sense of peace

Energising and Revitalising – stimulating ginger, black pepper and cedarwood will lift your mood and boost energy levels helping overcome lethargy which is often present when people are exhausted

Focusing the mind – when your head is all over the place and you are finding concentrating difficult orange, rosemary and spearmint will give you the tools to carry on with renewed vigour and clarity of mind.

To book an appointment or for more information to see how massage and essential oils can help reduce stress and anxiety please contact Jane Hobbs at