How does a full body massage reduce stress?

There are many types of massage out there, but I think we will deal with how any form of massage can reduce stress. Hopefully, most times you have been for a massage it has been good a good experience. Is it worth the money to expect real results?

In actual fact there have been many studies conducted that prove how beneficial massage is for stress. There is a long list of massage benefits such as pain relief, but how does massage reduce your stress levels?

A certain amount of stress is good, but the problem is when it becomes prolonged and you are in a perpetual state of worry, tension and anxiety. This can cause a number of negative health effects and even long term chronic health issues.

• High blood pressure
• Digestive Disorders
• Depression
• Headaches

Massage therapy and specifically having a full body massage can help to relax the whole body. The treatment helps to calm your mind and distract you from your daily worries. The body reduces the amount of stress hormones being released. The effect this has on your body helps to reduce your blood pressure, slows down breathing and relaxes tight muscles.

Keeping stress under control can also help you to focus more at work and live an improved quality of life.

Don’t just go to anybody for a massage; ensure you visit a trained massage therapist that can provide you with excellent service. Visit www.massage.co.za to find five star recommendations.

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Massage Marketing – The Alignment between the Therapist and the Customer

Massage Marketing – The Alignment between the Therapist and the Customer

How do you market your business?

Note how I used, “Market” and not “Advertise”. Advertise is only one part. To “Market” your business whether it is a spa, salon or you are an individual massage practitioner working from home, encompasses everything you do, from making your clients feel at ease during the massage, to following up on e-mails and posting an advert in a Magazine.

It boils down to image…

  • What do you see your business as?
  • How does your customers perceive you?

Where can you change your business decisions to make sure the above to questions or perceptions are in line.

  • For example. If you are a caring individual, let it shine through on your Facebook page.
  • If you are a casual setup of a business – make sure the language you use in your e-mails and advertising material also portray a relaxed environment.

There is this saying that small bits and pieces makes up a whole. I suggest you look at all the little ins and outs of your massage company. See if there is alignment between the different areas of your business.

Feel free to ask your loyal customers why they revisit you. There may be insight that you never thought of. For example, at Massage.co.za (the business that I am part of) we realized that the massage therapists values the customers they receive from us, for the customers were also passionate about the massage industry. This is something we didn’t know, but can work on.

This is why the blog was created. To educate everyone interested in the massage industry on what it is all about and to realign misconceptions. I am very excited about this and hope you will be too.