Benefits of massage


Massage can have positive effects on the mind, body and soul in the short and long term. Western societies do not have as strong a tradition of massage as Eastern but there is still much evidence of its use in the last two centuries. 

The benefits on our muscular, skeletal, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive and adrenal systems have long been widely recognised.

Research now regards massage to be beneficial for those with serious medical conditions such as cancer, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s. Depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health concerns can also be treated with massage alongside conventional medicines in collaboration with mainstream medical practices. 

And then let’s not underestimate the benefit of it just feeling good for feeling goods sake!

Taproot massage therapy can benefit people from all walks of life. Whether your lifestyle is extremely active through to extremely sedentary. It is available to anyone, at any age. 

It is important to us to work with you not ‘on you’. For optimum benefit we will encourage deep breathing throughout the treatment. The pressure applied during the massage is determined by each individual’s needs and tolerance it will never be too much or not enough, as we check in with you on a number scale and monitor your breathing throughout. For example it is not necessarily the case that only athletes benefit from a deep tissue sports type massage, they may in fact be able to take less pressure than another individual because of muscle soreness from training.

We recognise you as the expert on your own body and health matters. We are not medically trained and do not offer diagnosis or prognosis of conditions. Massage can help with old injuries, aches and pains but if you have an injury or medical condition you must consult with the relevant medical professionals to ensure massage is appropriate. There are some conditions whereby massage is contraindicated, therefore it is important that clients disclose health information.

Massage often comes into play as part of rehab but increasingly it is being used as prehab, preparing the body and/or mind for a physically or mentally challenging event.