The Magic Of Massage: the antidote to stress No wonder we are suffering from stress and that our health may also begin to suffer! The problem for us today is that the fight or flight response is often activated regularly and inappropriately in modern day living.

A cat runs out in front of our car and we slam on the brakes and experience palpitations, we go for an interview and suffer sweaty palms and dry mouth, we rush around in a hurry and become tense, we have an argument and we feel shaky and sick, we think of that pile of work on the desk and become anxious and exhausted!

There is, however, good news. The stress response can be counteracted by healthy living and particularly the ability to relax.

Relaxation can take many forms; a warm bath, a stroll in the country, yoga, a sauna, reading a good book, meditation, breathing exercises and, of course, massage. Through the act of relaxation, we stimulate a part of the brain (the parasympathetic nervous system) that slows down the heart rate, the rate of breathing, lowers blood pressure and stimulates digestion and immunity.

Massage can be one of the most effective ways to learn how to relax. To switch off that nagging voice inside your head, to unwind from the overwork, rush and worries that compound, to be encouraged to breathe easily and slowly, to have the tension eased out of muscles to slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure.

To experience the magic of a massage for yourself and book a massage by calling 07795261125 or emailing