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Benefits of massage

There are so many benefits to getting a massage. Some are very common and well known while others may surprise you. As more research is conducted into this fascinating therapy the evidence is stacking up to prove that it really can help achieve amazing results.

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Origin Massage founder Fi Hennessy giving massage therapy at the Sheffield Wellness Centre

How could massage therapy benefit you?

There are so many great benefits to massage, getting regular therapeutic massage can help with a range of physical and psychological issues.

The benefits of touch are huge, we are social creatures who thrive with human touch, our skin is alive with receptors for information which is received through different pressures of touch. When touch is intended kindly, with care and appreciations for the person’s situation, the effect can be restorative and re-energising.

The benefits of massage can be considerable. Below are just some of them but there are many more. Talk to one of our massage therapists about the issues you would like to tackle and they will help in any way possible.

How to book a massage session

To book your massage session, click the “Book a session” button and choose the type of treatment you would like, select your preferred date and time and confirm using the form.

Origin Massage Reviews

We are very proud of our reviews and hope that the positive comments from our previous clients will encourage you to come and visit us.

Aimee P.
Aimee P.
Highly recommend! What an experience. Can't wait to book again and try one of the other massages. Thank You!!! xxxx
Emily B.
Emily B.
Had a massage with Fi after shortly having had covid - it was restorative. She took time to ask about my symptoms and any lasting effects, and and really tailored the treatment. I can't recommend origin massage highly enough!
Erica S.
Erica S.
Terrific massage - extremely relaxing. I'm definitely going to make a habit of this!
Michelle C.
Michelle C.
Had a wonderful sports massage from Natalie! She got into all the tight spots on my neck, shoulders and back and released so much tension. Feeling much more relaxed now! Thank you đŸ™‚
Dom W.
Dom W.
I came to Fi as a first timer to massage and I'll definitely be coming back soon! She was really good at explaining things and clearly knows her stuff. In addition to an excellent massage that loosened up my tight shoulders she also helped loosen my tight injured back up. Fi gave me some good tips and advice on where to seek further help to avoid injuring myself again which I really appreciated. I walked away very happy with my experience and couldn't recommend her more!
Barbara C.
Barbara C.
Had a wonderful Indian head massage with Kate. Left feeling very relaxed and refreshed. I would highly recommend.
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What are the benefits of massage?

Relaxation

Massage therapy focuses on muscle relaxation through touch, this will help you thoroughly relax and feel soothed.

Ease tight muscles

The various styles, strokes and techniques of massage are ideal for helping muscles to ease off and soften.

Reduces stress

A massage can help to reduce levels of the stress hormone noradrenaline as well as cortisol, an indicator of stress.

Maximise performance

If you have an event coming up or have just completed one, massage could make a big difference to your performance and your recovery.

Reduces chronic pain

If you suffer with headaches, neck, shoulder or back pain, massage therapy could help to alleviate your symptoms and provide relief.

Improved healing

This may tie in with stress reduction but people who are more relaxed, generally, get less sick less often than those who don't.

Improved sleep

Massage can stimulate blood flow to areas of the body where it might be particularly needed and help you recover from injury.

Increased flexibility

When muscles and tendons are helped to ease off you could find you experience increased flexibility.

Your massage benefits questions answered

Many people are intrigued by massage therapy and the potential benefits that it can bring into a person’s life. We have gathered some of the more common questions about the benefits of massage therapy below but if you have a question that isn’t answered here you can contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer.

Relaxing tired and sore muscles. Flowing strokes, with varied pressure, gentle joint manipulations and various techniques – help return muscles to their original state of relaxation. Easing out the fibres to allow the muscle to work from a place of efficiency and not over strung.

Easing aches and pains from poor posture, working from home, caring for children and babies – holding out posture while we work or care for babies is one of the key reasons people come to have a massage.

Your therapist will work with your body to help massage away the feelings of pain and soreness. You will leave feeling lighter, taller, more open and invigorated.

Helping a variety of ailments, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, sciatica etc. Massage is not just for muscles! Your body works together as an amazing collection of fibres, nerves, bones and amazing substances.

When you experience an illness or condition which affects your body, many systems are affected along the way. A sore hip can result in a pressure on the opposite knee as you compensate for your hip not functioning well. Massage can help to ease the pain felt through your body as a whole, not just the affected area.

Massage therapy can help you to experience less tension and soreness in your muscles. Not only does muscle manipulation help muscles to relax, regular massage can help to align muscle fibers which results in better balance and posture.

Anxiety and other challenges can cause us to hold tension in our body because we are worried, on high alert, unable to rest and relax properly. This can in turn cause issues with digestion and sleep.

Massage works to allow this state of anxiety and high alert to calm and switch off, allowing the restorative ‘rest and digest’ phase to switch on. This helps digestion work better, easing symptoms of IBS for example, as well as improving sleep and helping your body heal and repair.

There are many skilled and experienced massage therapists in each city in the country. We always recommend Googling for something like “massage therapy near me” and have a look at the local results and read the reviews. At Origin Massage we are very proud of the results we have got for our happy clients and if you are in South Sheffield you can reach us quickly and easily.

Massage treatments available

Do you have neck and shoulder pain from sitting at a desk all week? Pulled a muscle whilst gardening? Perhaps you’re struggling to get comfortable at night because of physical tension? Maybe you’re pregnant and the hormonal changes have your body screaming out for comfort? Life takes its toll on our bodies so whether you have uncomfortable aches, niggling spasms, burning muscle pain or need a way to relax from the stresses and demands of life, we have a range of massage therapies available. There is huge demand for massage therapy in South Yorkshire and as demand increases we are growing Origin Massage and are adding more therapies and more highly trained massage therapists.

The womb is not a place to store fear and pain, the womb is to create and give birth to life. Discover the power of womb massage, a personalised path to align your needs and restore balance and nurture your inner strength.
We specialise in pregnancy massage so when you book a session with us you can be sure that you are in safe hands. You and your bump will be well cared for, aches soothed away and your energy levels refreshed.
Giving birth is one of the most physically and mentally demanding experiences a person can go through. To help you on your journey of recovery one of our specialist post-natal massages could be what you need.
A Swedish massage is a full body massage and is a great way to let go of stress and to unwind. With this can then also come the added benefit of helping you sleep better, among many other possible benefits.
A deep tissue massage therapy session works on the muscles and connective tissue at a deeper level and can assist in bringing relief to muscle soreness as well as speed up recovery for aches, pains and injuries.
The smooth black volcanic stones are heated and smoothed over you skin and worked into muscles in this wonderfully calming and deeply relaxing treatment that can help to reduce muscle tension and pain.
The soothing sweeping strokes in and Indian Head Massage will focus on your shoulders, neck, face and scalp and can help to ease away stresses and strains, aches and pains.
Tui Na is a Chinese style of deep tissue massage that translates as “pinch and pull” which helps to get rid of blockages or imbalances that are believed to lead to pain and illness.
Reiki is an energy healing technique where the practitioner helps energise and balance the energy of the person they are working with. This therapy can be a wonderful way to relax.