In clinical terms, massage reduces the levels of a stress inducing hormone called cortisol, whilst increasing other hormones such as dopamine and serotonin that have a positive effect on wellbeing.
Massage is in the treatment of muscles, tendons and ligaments and can be used to address other health problems including:
• back pain
• neck or shoulder pain
• depression and anxiety
• digestive disorders
• strains or soft tissue injuries
• sports injuries