Revitalise Your Body At Natural Power Massage
The busy lives we lead often carry into the weekends. Ferrying the kids to sport, making dinner for the family, cleaning up the house … maintaining self-care can seem like chasing a dream. The team at Natural Power Massage at Marina Square exist to help you cope with the mental and physical stresses that can come with everyday living. They specialise in Chinese massage techniques, acupuncture, aromatherapy and reflexology.
The benefits of acupuncture
Though it may cause you to wince when imagining it (yikes! needles being placed in your body?!), the practice of acupuncture for medicinal purposes has been used since Ancient China (approximately 2500BC). Acupuncture promotes natural self-healing processes by stimulating specific spots on the body. The needles inserted are fine, sterile, and help to treat the symptoms of musculoskeletal problems. Common examples of such problems are neck pain, back pain and shoulder issues.
How can a massage help with stress?
Stress comes from a hormone called cortisol. The more it is secreted into our body, the more we feel negative symptoms such as anxiety. When a therapist performs deep tissue massage, the levels of two neurotransmitters called serotonin and dopamine can be increased. At the same time, our levels of cortisol can decrease. Since serotonin and dopamine are both involved in mood regulation, positive results can include better sleep!
Remedial massage and broader well-being
Have you heard of myofascial tissues? These are the tissues that surround and support muscles in your body. Remedial massage helps with pain coming from particular “trigger points” of your myofascial tissues. Your therapist will feel for tension and tightness, which indicate the trigger points. Once they’ve found them, they will apply pressure gradually – with the aim of releasing tightness. For example, the chronic headaches you may be suffering from can be eased through gentle massaging on the muscles in and around your neck.