Massage has a host of health benefitsAt this time of year, we are all watching the pennies and trying to save after Christmas, but we should be wary of letting good habits slide.

A lot of people view massage as a treat, rather than an important self-care ritual. But, as our massage therapist Nicky McClean explains, massage is a treatment, not a treat! There are a great many benefits to massage, besides the sense of calm you feel afterwards.

Here are the 3 main benefits of massage:

  • Regular massage treatments help maintain the body’s suppleness, enabling you to get the most out of it – day in, day out.
  • Pre- and post-event massage can both enhance performance and hasten recovery.
  • Rehabilitation treatments aid and speed up effective healing of muscle, tendon and ligament injuries and help prevent their recurrence.

It is important to always make time for the things that make you happy and make you feel better in yourself. If you keep yourself in as healthy a mind frame as possible, you can deal with stress better; feel stronger saying no to things you can’t or don’t wish to do; and avoid burn out.

Here at the Forge, we offer a wealth of treatments to keep you at your very best – including acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy, amongst others – and massage can become an important tool in your self-care tool kit.

Nicky is available on Tuesdays and alternate Saturdays, you can call or book online. And remember, we don’t just offer sports massage – we also offer pregnancy massage, reflexology and lymph drainage.