Relaxation is a benefit of massage

So many people these days don’t make the time to relax. Some people have the time but don’t know how to relax. A massage could be just what is needed.
Fi Hennessy giving a head massage
Fi Hennessy giving a head massage

Do massages help you relax?

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 completely relaxed.

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 better sleep. You might be struggling to sleep after a traumatic life event, suffering with depression and insomnia or someone that holds stress in their neck which is causing discomfort at night. It is possible that massage could 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 improving sleep

Relaxation

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 improving sleep?

We are pleased to offer a variety of massage styles that can help to completely relax you.

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.
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.
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.
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.

Katy H.
Katy H.
Had a lovely relaxing pregnancy massage! I had never had a massage before- Fi made sure I was comfortable and really made me feel at ease. Can't recommend enough and looking forward to coming back soon.
Sarah R.
Sarah R.
I've suffered with sciatica and a stiff achy back and shoulders for many years which was considerably worse during and after my pregnancy. I booked in for a postnatal massage with Fi Hennessy who took time asking me about problematic and sensitive areas, welcomed me to the Sheffield Wellness Centre (amazing place!) and made sure I was comfortable and well looked after.Fi is a remarkable lady who exudes warmth and definitely knows her way around a postnatal body. The relief was incredible, I felt relaxed and peaceful and thoroughly enjoyed being pampered. I had a 1hr session and booked my second appointment before leaving - these sessions have now become part of my self care routine. Fi has a way of making you feel body confident regardless of size or wobbly bits which was inspiring. My mind and body are very thankful for these sessions with Fi 🙂
Amy T.
Amy T.
Really enjoyed my massage with Fi - very professional and knowledgeable and put me at ease straight away. Felt very relaxed after and will be booking in again before baby arrives! Would recommend 👌
M Y
M Y
I had a Post natal Rest and relax massage gifted to me on my baby shower, I have to say it was one of the most amazing massages I’ve ever gotten. I had a lot of mummy guilt leaving my son but honestly feel so much more relaxed which is good for both me and my baby!
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
David F.
David F.
I've just had the best massage of my entire life with Fi at Origins.The pregnancy massage was so incredible I almost have no words to describe it. I feel like I've been transported on a cloud into heaven.If you are pregnant and need some relaxation, do not hesitate to book in with Fi.
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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.

Massage decreases the stress hormone known as cortisol. At the same time it increases serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is essential for the production of a hormone responsible for control of the sleep/wake cycle, melatonin.

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.