Decreasing pain can be a benefit of massage
Massage therapy may relieve pain by relaxing painful muscles, tendons and joints, relieve stress and anxiety and help to stimulate competing nerve fibres that send pain messages to and from the brain.
Do massages really help pain?
Massages are common in the pursuit of decreasing pain. The most common causes of pain include injury, swelling and surgery. Stress is also another factor - pain can create stress and stress can create more pain. Whether you're post-op, have a swollen joint that's restricting movement or you've pulled a ligament, massage therapy can be used to interrupt the signal sent from the brain to help reduce pain, improve flexibility and relax and soothe your body and stress levels.
When can a massage help?
Benefits of massage for decreasing pain
This may tie in with stress reduction but people who are more relaxed, generally, get less sick less often than those who don't.
When muscles and tendons are helped to ease off you could find you experience increased flexibility.
Massage can stimulate blood flow to areas of the body where it might be particularly needed and help you recover from injury.
Improved blood circulation
Massage promotes blood circulation which means many people feel more energetic after a massage.
Massage therapy focuses on muscle relaxation through touch, this will help you thoroughly relax and feel soothed.
The various styles, strokes and techniques of massage are ideal for helping muscles to ease off and soften.
Which massage is best for decreasing pain?
You might be looking to repair an old or new injury, reduce the swelling of a joint or aid the healing of a c-section scar. Luckily we can offer styles of massage to suit all needs.
Meet our massage therapists below and find out about the different types of massage treatments and sessions they have available. Click on each page to find more information and book your session.
Origin massage reviews
We have had a lot of lovely reviews from people who have experienced our massage sessions and it is clear that the warmed towels are a big hit!
Update - had a hot stone massage with Fi which I was a little apprehensive about as I hadn’t had one before.. and oh my goddd I would never get anything else now!! Fi was communicative and always made sure the stones were the right temperature and that I was comfortable. Amazing experience. Next time I want an Indian head massage. 😍
How do I book a massage session?
Give the gift of massage
Are you are looking for a present that is sure to be warmly received? Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Would you like to give an experience rather than 'stuff'? When you want to give someone the opportunity to have some time to relax and unwind but you aren't quite sure what kind of massage they would like a gift card is the ideal option!
You can either gift someone a specific massage treatment, a package or a monetary voucher they can redeem on any treatment at Origin Massage.
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.