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.
Fi Hennessy giving a hot stone massage
Fi Hennessy giving a hot stone massage

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?

There are so many different circumstances where massage could help bring about an improvement physically, mentally and emotionally which all lead to decreasing stress levels and feeling more able to cope. You might be struggling with stressful situations in your personal or working life, suffering with depression or anxiety or simply feeling like there’s too much on your plate and you need some “me time”, massage can help you on the road to recovery.

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.

Benefits of massage for reducing stress


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

Promotes 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.

Reduces stress and anxiety

Regular massages can offer a natural aid to reducing stress and anxiety and alleviating depression symptoms.

Decreases heart rate

The release of tension after a massage reduces the pressure put on the heart to circulate blood around the body properly.

Eases tension

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

Improved sleep

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

Which massage is best for reducing stress?

We are pleased to offer a variety of massage styles that can help to reduce stress.

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.
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.

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.

Debbie F.
Debbie F.
Had an antenatal massage with Fi, was so calm and relaxing, just what I needed. Would highly recommend!
Beth J.
Beth J.
I was so relaxed and comfortable in Fi’s company - she clearly knows exactly what she’s doing. Fi went above and beyond to explain different types of massage and asked how much pressure I liked.I never knew how much I needed a massageand I feel so much better and relieved of tension.The space is absolutely beautiful as well, so cosy and gorgeous.
Charlotte O.
Charlotte O.
I've just had a pregnancy massage this morning with the lovely Fi after countless recommendations and I was blown away! By far the best massage I have ever had. I feel like a new woman! The whole experience was so calming and she was so attentive. I can't wait to book another appointment and I will be highly recommending her to everyone! Thankyou so much!
David L.
David L.
The hot stones massage with Fae relaxed me so much it was comparable to doing Connected Breathwork in water. Nothing else is in the same league, lovely!
Lauren N.
Lauren N.
Had a deep tissue massage with Erzsebet. Felt brand new when she had finished, so relaxed and refreshed. The space is beautiful, lovely and quiet. Perfect place for a massage.There was a misunderstanding with myself and Fi called explained and I was able to book an Indian head massage. No issues on Fi's part. I'm actually glad it happened because I get to go and have some self care again. Recommend for a lovely massage and to forget your troubles.
Erica S.
Erica S.
Terrific massage - extremely relaxing. I'm definitely going to make a habit of this!

Massage Therapists

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.

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.

Over the past 10 years, studies have consistently shown that regular massage sessions lowers the heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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.
Origin massage in Nether Edge, Sheffield

Our location

When you book a session with Origin Massage, you’ll be seen by one of our professionally trained massage therapists. We are right next door to the Sheffield Wellness Centre, in the south of the city centre on Abbeydale Road. We have a number of therapists offering treatments and sessions to aid you in your pursuit of wellbeing.

Origin Massage is located at 639b Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1TB

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.