Reduction of stress is a benefit of massage
Some people don't know how to relax but they know that they don't want to keep their stress levels so high. Massage therapy could be the perfect way to unwind and let go for a while.
Can massage reduce stress?
Massage therapy reduces stress by decreasing the stress hormone cortisol and increasing feel good hormones. Massage can relieve stress by lowering your heart rate and increasing the feeling of physical and mental relaxation. Once stress levels are decreased, symptoms of anxiety and depression can reduce so that you feel calm, collected and re-energised.
When can a massage help?
Benefits of massage for reducing stress
Massage therapy focuses on muscle relaxation through touch, this will help you thoroughly relax and feel soothed.
Regular massages can offer a natural aid to reducing stress and anxiety and alleviating depression symptoms.
This may tie in with stress reduction but people who are more relaxed, generally, get less sick less often than those who don't.
Decreases heart rate
The release of tension after a massage reduces the pressure put on the heart to circulate blood around the body properly.
Massage can stimulate blood flow to areas of the body where it might be particularly needed and help you to relax.
The various styles, strokes and techniques of massage are ideal for helping soothe and relax you, helping you to sleep better.
Which massage is best for reducing stress?
Some people prefer a harder massage style to tackle muscle tightness. Others prefer a softer, more soothing approach. Luckily we can offer styles of massage to suit all tastes.
Your massage benefits questions answered
Massage is a perfect way for many people to tackle stress. Before taking that step some people have questions that they need answering before they book a relaxation massage. We are here to answer your questions. 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.
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.