Massage is an activity that compliments both our physical and mental health

Benefits of massage

Massage is an activity that compliments both our physical and mental health

Just like physical health we all have Mental health.  If we are in a state of good mental health we can cope with life, we live to our full potential being connected with our family and friends and work. 

However, when we are spinning so many plates in our busy lives there will be times when we’re feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed – it’s normal to feel this way.

At times, these feelings might develop into something a little more serious, where symptoms become more intense, affecting us every day – this could happen to any one of us.   Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time; they affect 1 in 4, in some demographics of the UK as low as 1 in 2.   

We are taught to take care of our physical health through diet, exercise and drinking water, however we’re not taught what we should do to take care of our mental health.

In a busy fast paced world, trying to keep our plates spinning, it can be hard to take time out for ourselves.  It is vital that we learn how to look after our mental health, so when things out of our control our thrown our way, we can deal with them.

Making time to do the things we love and looking after our body benefits our mental health.  Relaxation and mindfulness are good ways of reducing stress levels and improving our mental wellbeing.  Scheduling time in your diaries to enjoy your hobbies; walking the dog, spending time with friends, eating lovely food, visiting the cinema and enjoying a long soak in the bath. 

Massage is an activity that compliments both our physical and mental health.  Massage is something that helps us to be present in the moment, understand what true relaxation is and rids our bodies of aches & pains.  It helps us to feel more balanced, motivated, relaxed and energised.  After a massage, people sleep better and their minds are quieter.  It helps physical and mental health by helping reduce feelings of anxiety and panic, it also lowers blood pressure, releases muscle tension in the chest, neck and head and helps combat the shallow breathing that can result when we’re worried or stressed.

When you’re feeling stressed, down, anxious or overwhelmed, take a moment, try and relax, take some time out for yourself and enjoy a massage.

Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing, engagement and motivation of employees to ensure organisations thrive. 

Workplace massage is a great way to introduce wellbeing into the business.  Seated acupressure massage is ideal for both male and female employees and for all ages. It targets areas of tension and muscle soreness in your back, neck and shoulders, arms and hands providing relief from muscle aches and pains often aggravated by repetitive strain and posture related issues.  For more information please contact Kathy Scott on info@handsonatwork.co.uk