Massage increases the blood and lymph circulation to the skin, underlying muscle and tissue. Sounds good already and there is more. Oxygen enriched blood aids the healing of damaged tissue and speeds up the elimination of toxins. Blood pressure is lowered, the pulse rate slows, and muscle tension is released. The mind is calmed, anxiety reduced and depression is lifted. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for anything from anxiety to insomnia.
We have a page on Indian Head massage so this one is about normal therapeutic massage. Both Clare and Masako offer this.
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, most people just enjoy massage because it can produce feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
All our massage therapist here are trained in multiple skills and will bespoke your treatment to what suits you best. As always be aware that it is a manual therapy and so look at What To Expect when you visit the osteopathic house.