Massage is one of the oldest holistic treatments, with many ancient civilizations believing in the practice and the power it has to treat a variety of conditions. Now with the aid of modern science, it’s common knowledge that a regular massage can transform a person’s health for the better.
So why is massage so effective? Well, it’s because the treatment focuses on the skin, which is the human body’s largest organ. As the skin is full of nerve endings, a massage can cause a feeling of relaxation because it soothes a large area of soft tissue and improves circulation. This prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones, such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine, are also reduced.
The effects mean massage is often used to relieve body pain, including headaches and muscle soreness. It can also be used to help manage a variety of stress-related disorders – such as anxiety, depression and insomnia – because of the state of relaxation the treatment causes.
But massage isn’t just a great way to deal with stress and physical tension. It can be used as a great way of rewarding yourself after a long day at work, or a little treat after a gruelling workout at the gym. As London’s leading gay and bisexual sauna, we know how much our clientèle love the results of our massages for a variety of reasons.
If you’re looking to unwind and alleviate the tension from your January blues and want to see the benefits of massage for yourself, be sure to book a massage with one of our qualified masseurs (includes complimentary use of the rest of our facilities). Don’t forget to sign-up to our mailing list too for exclusive discount offers from London’s leading men only sauna.