The importance of skin-to-skin contact
Humans love to be touched. It is an undeniable fact, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a full on squishy bear hug or a massage, touch is one of the most important things you can give to your body. The skin on skin contact from a hug, massage or even a session in the bedroom can be a potent way to support your health, from lowering your blood pressure and heart rate to boosting your immune system and giving you pain relief. As we all know, it also helps us to feel less stressed an
5 Reasons why you should never feel guilty about getting a massage!
People everywhere, especially women, seem to feel guilty about taking time out to look after themselves. It’s OK when it’s a gym session, because that’s virtuous and ‘hard work’ – but if all we’re investing our time in is an hour or so of being relaxed beyond belief at the hands of a massage therapist, it’s as if we’re committing a deadly sin by prioritising our own wellbeing. Well, we have news for you. Your wellbeing is important and self-care is a vital part of looking aft
Using Essential Oils in Massage
Otherwise known as aromatherapy massage, a massage using essential oils is a real treat, and has many positive effects that make it a treat worth investing in. There are two main reasons why a massage therapist may use essential oils in their treatments: The essential oils used in massage can have beneficial effects on different areas of your body and health. They smell nice – but the aroma isn’t just a pleasant addition to your treatment. Aromas are well known to trigger emo
Strengthening your core
Your core is your center of balance and strength for almost everything you do. Your core muscles are a group of muscles running down the center of your body. These include your abdominal muscles, back muscles, and your pelvis. These core muscles work together to help you maintain balance, posture and strength. A strong core is good for your overall health, but it’s especially important to work on strengthening this group of muscles if you suffer with any kind of lower back pa