Lucy Fiddyment  ITEC Dip. Cert. MCThA
Sports Massage Therapist Reflexologist & Reiki Master
Reflexology
Reiki Healing
Massage
Sports Massage
Thermo Auricular Therapy 
Myofascial Release
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Indian Head Massage
Natural Facial Lift Rejuvenation
The Benefits of Massage
 
Massage does not only ease tension from the muscles creating deep relaxation,  it also helps to assist the body in healing itself and restoring balance within the body systems, allowing the body to work more in tune with itself and therefore more efficiently .  This is why you feel so good after a treatment, or a couple of days after depending on your healing crisis.  The massage hasn’t only eased tension from the muscles and soft tissue, it has also helped to pump fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients; remove waste; soothed and stimulated the nervous system; released pain relieving and uplifting hormones; improved the condition of your skin...


Benefits of Massage
 
  • Induces deeper relaxation throughout the body and mind
  • Improves the quality of sleep
  • Helps restore balance within the body
  • Releases uplifting endorphins and serotonin, giving a natural high, reducing anxiety and improving depression
  • By feeling better and more balanced within yourself you are able to deal with stress with more ease
  • Gives you a better feeling of well-being, a lighter feeling within oneself and thus a more positive outlook
  • Helps strengthen the immune system, enabling a better defence and attack on illness
  • Increases rate of recovery from illness, injury and sporting activities
  • Reduces the risk of strains and sprains for the athletic and sporting type
  • Helps with circulation and lymphatic drainage for the less active
 
 
 
Effects of Massage on the Body Systems
 
Skin
  • Improves texture, tone, elasticity, colour and general appearance of skin
  • Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks by encouraging cell rejuvenation
 
Muscular
  • Improves tone, flexibility and suppleness of muscles and soft tissue, not only improving the current muscle condition but also helping to reduce the risk of future potential injury
  • Breaks down scar tissue, reduces tension and knots within the muscles allowing them to contract and relax more freely
  • The pumping action of massage improves blood and nutrient supply to the muscles and removes waste and toxins from them
  • A common cause of headaches is tight muscles within the back, shoulders, neck and head
 
Skeletal
  • Improves skeletal alignment by relaxing muscles and soft tissue which may be pulling on the bones and joints
  • Encourages the formation and flow of synovial fluid within the joints
  • Nourishment of skeletal cells is improved due to improvement of blood and lymph circulation
 
Lymphatic
  • Assists the lymphatic flow through the body - removal of denser excess waste from tissues and fresh delivery of white blood cells, strengthening the immune system
  • Reduces fluid retention
 
Nervous
  • Both calms and stimulates the nervous system
  • Releases pain relieving endorphins
  • Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system helps promote relaxation and reduce stress
  • Reduces pressure on nerves from tight muscles
 
Endocrine
  • Assists in the circulation of the endocrine system and transportation of hormones
  • Balances the hormones as a direct effect of balancing the autonomic nervous system, helping to restore and maintain homeostasis – balance within the body
  • By balancing the hormones the effects of fight or flight syndrome are reduced, reducing the  effects of stress on the body and mind
  • Releases uplifting endorphins and serotonin, giving a natural high, decreasing anxiety and depression
 
Cardiovascular/Circulation
  • Assists in pumping of fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients around the body into tissues and organs
  • Circulation is generally improved without increasing the heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
 
Respiratory
  • Induces deeper more relaxed breathing, calming body and mind, improving oxygen delivery to the lungs
  • Reduces constriction on the rib cage and therefore lungs and internal organs by relaxing the surrounding muscles
 
Digestive
  • Stress and anxiety often creates a tight and knotted feeling which massage to the abdomen will help alleviate
  • Increases peristalsis in the large intestine, improving constipation and gas
  • Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system helps to stimulate digestion
  • A healthy digestive system is necessary for good health as nutrient absorption takes place  within the small intestine
 
Urinary
  • Encourages and increases the production of urine helping to flush the system of waste and toxins