The Power of Touch

Naomi Jones shares more secrets from the salon... the benefits of a good massage

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Warm, relaxed, happy… just a few effects of a great massage. Glorious warmed scented oils, warm blankets, candles and relaxing music all set the scene in the salon.

Massage may seem like a pampering treat – and it is - but there are also many therapeutic benefits including decreased anxiety and enhanced sleep leading to greater energy, improved concentration and reduced fatigue. And, of course, the well-known relief for tired aching muscles as the massage increases your circulation.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch and de-stressing and how this can play a huge part in keeping you healthy and youthful.

A visit to your friendly massage therapist is the best plan for ‘knot busting’ but you can do basic soothing massage movements yourself at home! Create your own salon experience with your favourite music and a lovely warm environment. Once again we can call on the bottle of olive oil from your kitchen cupboard to create a massage medium on the skin providing an inexpensive and nourishing skin treatment! Alternatively, pre-blended scented oils are readily available - but always be sure to check any warnings since essential oils are not suitable for everyone. 

Massage of the hand is particularly relaxing and a good starting point. We hold a surprising amount of tension in the palm of our hands and you can perform this treatment on yourself. Let’s share the secret of the anti-ageing benefits of massage! Even a five-minute massage at night while you are applying your serum and night cream will aid exfoliation, increase your circulation and assist cell renewal. 

All that you need to do the following morning is get up and glow!

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