Massage and the Stress factor

Massage has been around since ancient Egyptian times.  Ever since, it has been shown to relax and stimulate body and mind, boost the circulation and help relax tense muscles.

Nowadays, we are all likely to suffer at times from the stress caused by our busy lives.  This can be caused by such things as: a pending exam, moving house, divorce, bereavement, depression, anxiety.  The side effects can be varied.  Maybe we aren’t sleeping well, are suffering from headaches or just not able to switch off.

Also, using a computer can cause tension in the neck, shoulders and arms and, in some people, headaches.  Treatments including scalp massage especially aid sleep and relaxation.

Many people find it gives them a good night’s sleep and with regular treatments makes them feel like their old selves.

So, if you feel exhausted, cannot concentrate, are sleeping badly or suffering from headaches, you should not ignore these signals and treat yourself to a massage.

 

Susie Lancaster

From the team at Barron Chiropractic Clinic - celebrating 30 years of providing natural healthcare to the people of Walton-on-Thames

Massage for the elderly

Massage for older people

iStock_000001763829SmallAs we get older many people suffer from stiff painful joints and feel less mobile and flexible.  Over time, our bodies suffer a little wear and tear and mostly we carry on until it gets unmanageable.  Good nutrition and being active is important all through our lives but, at times, we need a little more help.

Massage helps by relaxing muscles thereby improving the circulation, which in turn relieves stiffness and inflexibility, bringing psychological and physical benefits.

Massage can be done sitting or laying whichever is more comfortable.

Susie Lancaster

From the team at Barron Chiropractic Clinic - celebrating 30 years of providing natural healthcare to the people of Walton-on-Thames

Children and Massage

Don’t forget the kids!

How amazing technology is, but do we ever think how bad computers are for our posture and the effect it has on young children and teenagers who spend many hours on computers or mobile devices.  This can lead to headaches which in itself can lead to bad concentration.  Slouching in chairs at a computer or laptop on your lap, carrying heavy bags over one shoulder can all lead to problems from an early age.

Playing lots of sport is good for you but can also lead to muscular tightness in children and teenagers which is often overlooked.  When muscles become tight it feels more difficult for you to adopt good posture, you just want to get into a comfortable position. Massage will loosen muscles enabling you to be more conscious of posture and an easy stretching routine started in adolescence could help in later life.

I have treated children with massage as young as 9 years old with neck and shoulder pain and tightness.  So next time you book yourself a deep tissue massage why not consider whether your children might benefit from a treatment also.

Susie Lancaster

From the team at Barron Chiropractic Clinic - celebrating 30 years of providing natural healthcare to the people of Walton-on-Thames