Welcome to our website focusing on the benefits of massage and aromatherapy.

The aim of this website is to provide you with a range of massage guides, resources, tools, products, videos, hints and tips and to inform you about the benefits of massage.

Massage Equipment Reviews

A Review of the Best Foot Spas 2018

best foot spas

A foot spa massage is a relaxing and effective way to pamper yourself whilst also taking care of the heavy demands placed on our feet. In essence a foot spa provides home user with the ability to soak the feet with salts or essential oils whilst also cleaning, massaging, scrubbing and detoxing the feet.

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Best Myofascial Releaser Tools for 2018

Myofascial releaser

Myofascial release is a safe and highly effective massage therapy technique which involves the application of gentle sustained pressure exerted onto myofascial connective body tissue. By carrying out the myofascial release (MFR) technique the key circulatory systems in our bodies such as the blood and lymphatic systems can be greatly improved as can the elasticity and flexibility in damaged or knotted muscle fibers.

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Massage and Homeostasis

The human body is made up of a complex system of nerves whose function is to monitor and control its own internal and external environment. Information in the form of electrical impulses, travels along our neural pathways to our brain which, in turn stimulates the relevant part of the body to adjust to any changes.

A good example of this is when our body is in a cold external environment. Our nerves pick up on this external temperature as a potential threat and or brain will invoke a response to increase our body temperature by shivering to produce heat as well as reducing the supply of blood to the skin to reduce further loss of heat. This mechanism therefore controls our body's ability to keep our core body temperature at the desired constant for our health and well-being.

This complex body system of nerves is called the autonomic nervous system (ANS). In essence it is responsible for monitoring all our biological functions and for keeping our bodies at peak health.

This general process of ensuring regulation and stability within the body is called homeostasis. This is the process which seeks to ensure a stable state by regulating factors such as temperature, water balance, blood pressure and ion balance.

Within a massage context, relaxing the mind and body can induce the ANS to attain maximum health by improving bodily functions. Through the calming impact of massage, the correct techniques properly applied can stimulate the skin nerve endings and the ANS in general to great effect.

Massage can therefore play an important role in maintaining or returning the body to homeostasis. The overall upshot of a relaxed mind and body can lead to improved digestion, a reduction in blood pressure and a release of the body’s natural pain killing endorphins.

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The Best Essential Oils and Scents for Aromatherapy Massage

The Best Essential Oils and Scents for Aromatherapy Massage

During aromatherapy, essential oil can be incorporated into the massage in a variety of ways. Massage therapists may mix a few drops of the essential oil with the carrier massage oil that the therapist uses during the massage. The therapist may also apply a drop or two of essential oil to his or her hands and hold them in front of the client’s face and have them take a few deep breaths. The therapist may even apply a drop behind the client’s ears or jaw bone so they can inhale the oil’s scent throughout the massage.

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