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Have you struggled to find an effective deep tissue massage capable of hitting all the right spots?

Raynor Massage is an outstanding therapy focussed on just one thing – finding and removing tension from the body – allowing you to rid yourself of the aches and pains that impact all our daily lives. No Raynor Massage is ever the same; it doesn’t follow a pattern or routine, instead we work with precision and at varying depths to identify and eliminate areas of discomfort and tension throughout the body. It borrows principles and techniques gained from different established massage cultures all over the world, and is applied by using our own knowledge and senses to evaluate the needs of each client as we work. It is never dictated to by just one particular philosophy and instead delivers a unique and intuitive treatment with astounding results.

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"Raynor Massage is an outstanding therapy focussed on just one thing – finding and removing tension from the body."

The benefits of massage

The use of massage as a therapeutic treatment is not a modern creation, in fact it may indeed be one of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care – there are descriptions of massage being used as a treatment dating back to at least 2,700BC in Chinese medicine, and during the Greek and Roman eras it was the principal method of pain relief used by physicians. Even in our day to day lives massage in its most basic form of touch is used all the time - when we have a muscle that aches, or our children fall over, we instinctively “rub it better” which soothes the area.

 

These days, in western society, massage has become more widely recognised as a holistic therapy. Although it is also developing as a complementary treatment, being used alongside mainstream medicine to treat patients suffering with serious illnesses, for example Macmillan Cancer Support advocates its use on their website (macmillan.org.uk/complementary-therapies).

The general range of benefits that massage can deliver are broad and often long lasting:

 

Reduced heart rate

Lower blood pressure

Increased blood circulation

Improved lymph flow

Relaxation of the muscles

Increased range of motion

Endorphin release

Better quality sleep

Improved mood

Greater sense of health and well-being

"Massage can lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, reduce pain, release crucial endorphins, relax your muscles, boost your mood and improve your sleep quality."

Stress and mental health in modern society

There is a lot of coverage in the media about how our lifestyles are negatively affecting our levels of stress and anxiety. Although this has led to a much greater general awareness, because massage itself can have such a huge positive impact on stress and anxiety, I just wanted to take some time to briefly cover this as a separate topic.

 

Stress can be loosely defined as “a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances”, and although each of us has a unique tolerance for stress, it’s likely that everybody will feel overwhelmed at some point. In small measures, stress can be a force for good, but it can also quickly become a disruptive force - especially if we don’t take time out to relax and allow the stress-related hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline to dissipate.

 

With opportunities for some down time seemingly becoming less and less, the long-term effect of stress influenced by work, childcare, money, social media and diet is magnified – this clearly isn’t good for our health and well-being. In fact, the HSE estimates that work-related stress alone accounted for 11.7 million lost working days in 2016; and for 45% of all working days lost due to ill health during the same period (see: infographic - hse.gov.uk/stress). Therefore, even if you don’t suffer directly from stress or anxiety, you are likely to be impacted indirectly through the absence of work colleagues, additional workload etc. It is therefore vital for all of us to take some time out for ourselves and look after our overall health and wellbeing.

If left unmanaged, chronic stress can take its toll on both your body and mind. It can cause or exacerbate existing conditions, which may include amongst others:

 

Depression

Chest pain

Disrupted sleep patterns

Skin conditions

Aches and pains

Heart disease

Digestive problems

Cognitive and memory slip

Fertility problems

 

The good news is that massage can help! Not only by allowing you to take control and give yourself some essential time out, but studies have also shown that regular massage can lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, reduce pain, release crucial endorphins, relax your muscles, boost your mood and improve your sleep quality.

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