10 reasons to enjoy a massage

If you want better posture, flexible joints or just a feel-good hit go for a massage.

A massage isn't just an indulgement it's good for the mindy body and soul.

Manjul Treohan, Founder of So Me Beauty, explains: "Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

"A massage not only relaxes the body but is also a very therapeutic for the mind and soul. 1 hour of massage is the equivalent to right hours of sleep. During sleep our body heals itself and this is exactly what it does during a massage.

"Massages are also an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. They can range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

"Some studies have shown that massages are ideal for people who suffer from anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia, stress, soft tissue strains or injuries and joint pain. As well as the physical benefits, massages also promote feeling of comfort and relaxation."

As if we needed an excuse to go for a massage, but just in case here's ten of them.

1. Reduces anxiety

2. Can manage chronic migraines

3. Rids the body of toxins

4. Helps speed muscle recovery

5. Encourages better circulation

6. Leads to deeper, more controlled breathing

7. Improves posture

8. Encourages joint flexibility

9. Promotes a calm mind

10. Leads to a better night's sleep

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