The London Mobile Massage

Couples massages are all the rage at the moment and are a great way to spend some quality time with a loved one. Celebrities such as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been spotted enjoying a couples massage together, and it is a great way to introduce somebody to the benefits of the treatment.

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January 20, 2013 in Massage Benefits by admin

There are various different types of massage available depending on what and how you would like to benefit from them, some take a medical approach working on areas problems and some aim to relax and calm the patient.

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January 09, 2013 in Massage Benefits by admin

There are many beneficial factors to massage including physiological, chemical and psychological effects. The London Mobile Massage understands these and as mobile massage therapists are able to practice and provide the services in the comfort of your own home, hotel or office space. 

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October 11, 2012 in Massage Benefits by admin


Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA.


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September 24, 2011 in Massage Benefits by admin

The benefits of massage


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One of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care is used to ease pain and anxiety and promote good health.

Massage is the kneading and stroking of the body's soft tissues - the skin and muscles - with varying degrees of pressure, and is incorporated in a number of traditional health systems such as Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine. Practitioners of modern complementary therapies like aromatherapy and reflexology use various massage techniques.

What does it do?

Gentle massage affects the nervous system through nerve endings in the skin, stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural 'feel good' chemicals, to help induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, to relieve pain and reduce levels of stress chemicals such as cortisol and noradrenaline. It helps reverse the damaging effects of stress by slowing heart rate, respiration and metabolism and lowering raised blood pressure.

Stronger massage stimulates blood circulation to improve the supply of oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and helps the lymphatic system to flush away waste products. It eases tense and knotted muscles and stiff joints, improving mobility and flexibility.

The most common massage techniques include effleurage, a light, firm and gentle stroking; petrissage, firm kneading and rolling of the tissues; frottage, or friction, deep direct pressure to release muscle tension; tapotement, hacking, tapping and clapping over the muscles and fleshy parts of the body.

Despite widespread use of massage techniques in ancient Greek and Roman civilisations, the Christian Church's ambivalence about intimate body contact and pleasure led to the practice acquiring a shady reputation linked with 'massage parlours.' Some people still regard it as a self-indulgent luxury. But Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish gymnast in the early 19th century, based his 'Swedish movement treatment' on anatomy. His methods were developed into physiotherapy and put therapeutic massage on the road to medical respectability.

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September 01, 2011 in Massage Benefits by admin