Utopia Holistic Spa

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Massage is a primary form of communication. It incorporates the sense of touch, the most powerful of all our senses and a natural means of survival. Of all the senses, touch provides us with the most immediate and effective form of communication. Touch links us with the world around us and also forms the connection between body and mind. Massage is both an art and a science. It is an intuitive skill that forms an inherent part of each and every person and the art of massage is firmly rooted in the sense of touch.

The study of touch has led to the development of the science of massage, and of certain learned skills that make up a professional treatment. The study of anatomy and physiology of the body as a whole provides the knowledge that underpins the treatment, forming a sound basis on which to offer massage as a professional treatment. The quality of the massage treatment then depends to a large extent on the knowledge  of the physical, emotional and even spiritual condition on the person receiving the treatment.

Massage is potentially suitable for everyone. However there are a few exceptions when massage would not be appropriate. Certain medical conditions require the exercise of caution concerning the advisability of giving or receiving a massage.  It you are in any doubt, or under medical supervision, check with your doctor or other qualified medical practitioner before seeking massage therapy. It has been proven that a course of 10 massages over a 10 week period can help tighten skin, get rid of cellulite, smooth out wrinkles, help with weight loss, re-hydrate the skin and enhance a sense of calm and relaxation throughout your everyday.

The range of benefits of massage is vast, so here is a list to help you.


Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage: 
  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduces pain and swelling
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Reduces muscle spasms and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats musculo-skeletal problems
  • Rehabilitation post operative
  • Rehabilitation after injury
Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy: 
  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Emotional Benefits
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection