Category Archive: Massages

  1. 16 Things You Didn’t Know About The Benefits Of Massage

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    Massage is one of the special luxuries of life. Whilst it’s relaxing, it also helps to maintain a good physical and spiritual state. Did you know, however, that it does so much more? Let’s discover the many other ways that massage is beneficial to our body.


    Good massage removes dead cells from the surface of the skin, which allows it to be better supplied with oxygen, and it improves the sebaceous and sweat glands. After the massage the skin becomes soft and supple.

    Muscles and heart

    Massage increases efficiency and strengthens the muscles. In the massaged area the blood flow is accelerated which helps the body to feed the tissues. Massage not only affects the touched area, but beneath it many of the organs and body systems which are attached. Effective massage exposes both surface and deep blood vessels. It compresses and expands the vessels – which reduces arterial circulation resistance, and thus facilitates the work of the heart.

    Human psyche

    Relaxing massage helps to get rid of unpleasant thoughts. It is recommended as a natural remedy for insomnia, chronic fatigue, cachexia (weakness and wasting of the body due to severe chronic illness.

) Massage is an opportunity to rest, relax and strengthen your health.

    Lymphatic System

    A professional massage relaxes and stimulates lymphatic circulation. The lymphatic system is involved in the metabolism of body fluids, it maintains fluid balance between the tissues and blood. When massage is done properly it releases the accumulated lactic acids, fatty derivatives and toxins from the body.

    So in a nutshell, the 16 beneficial advantages of massage are:

    1. Strengthens tissue elasticity and durability of the joints
    2. Increases blood and lymph circulation
    3. Keeps skin youthful
    4. Gives the body energy
    5. It releases endorphins (natural painkillers, and it’s also the feel good hormone!)
    6. After weight loss from diets and exercises, massage can help to restore the body’s shape and also aids in the removal of fat layers just beneath the skin.
    7. Strengthens the back
    8. Increases production of red and white blood cells
    9. Enhances blood circulation
    10. Can reduce areas of pain a bit like anesthetic
    11. Relaxes tense muscles
    12. Normalizes blocked energy flow
    13. Strengthens the body’s immune system
    14. Restores peace and a sense of wellbeing, quietens anxieties
    15. Combines a stimulating effect on digestion and respiration systems
    16. Decreases cellulite

    Massage is most effective when performed during the daytime – from 8 am to 11 pm. At night the body is in sleep mode, and massage is like exercise to your body. So the positive effects of having a professional massage are reduced when performed at night.

    Before going to have a massage, it is advisable not to eat for 1.5 hours because the body is oriented towards the benefits of massage, but not in the digestion of food.

    Daiva offers many different massage therapies, if you would like to book an appointment please get in contact using the contact methods highlighted below.


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  2. How to de-stress? The answer is Indian head massage

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    Indian head massage is a treatment that is applied using the hands to the upper body, shoulders, upper arms, neck & head. Traditionally performed by Indian women who believed the massage promoted health and shiny hair growth. As the therapeutic effects of massage are becoming more popular in the western world, Indian head massage has become a popular treatment.

    Indian head massage is perfect for people who spend a long time in stationary positions, such as office workers and drivers. It is also very good for busy people who work a lot with a high levels of stress.

    Some of the many benefits of Indian head massage:

    • Relieves muscular tension due to the effective removal of waste and toxins from the area.
    • Improves the blood circulation therefore increasing the amount of nutrients and oxygen being delivered to the area and also assisting with the removal of carbon dioxide and waste.
    • Improves lymphatic drainage therefore assisting in the removal of waste and fluid retention ( oedema).
    • Stimulates or soothes the nerve endings depending on the movement applied.
    • Causes hyperaemia ( increase in blood flow), which has a warming effect on the body.
    • Due to the increase in circulation, cells receive nourishment, which increases cell division and improves their condition.
    • Aids desquamation and dandruff ( removal of dead skin cells).
    • The massage medium used will have specific effects on the skin, scalp and hair.
    • The sebaceous glands are stimulated and produce additional sebum which keeps the skin supple and protected.
    • Skin tone and elasticity is improved slightly.
    • Deeply relaxing which gives a feeling of well being.
    • Massage can also be invigorating which stimulates you and induces an energised feeling.
    • Increases joint mobility.
    • Oils, especially if left for a few hours or overnight , will condition the hair and the scalp.
    • Helps to improve mental concentration.
    • Eases tension in the jaw due to teeth grinding etc.
    • Eases symptoms of eyestrain, sinus congestion and headaches.
    • Encourages hair growth.
    • Improves respiration by encouraging deeper breathing.
    • Releases emotions.

    It is important to understand of benefits of continuous treatment. A single treatment will produce some benefits, however, these will not be long lasting. If you continue to receive regular treatment you will notice greater improvements which are longer lasting. The frequency will depend on your needs, free time and budget. A general outline is once a week for a specific problems, up to a maintenance of once a month.

    An average treatment takes about 45 minutes and costs £25 with Daiva.

    Find out how to book an appointment below!

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