Mobile massage – why get a massage and why get a mobile massage therapist come to your home? For nearly 4000 years massage has been used as a form of healing of the body and mind, it has been recognised as the one of the oldest methods of healing. In modern times more and more people are looking into well-being and want to look after themselves as our lives become busier, more stressful and more hectic. As our population ages and more and more opportunities for continued healthy and active lifestyles present themselves, it is no longer accepted that aches and pains have to be put up with. There is a trend away from pharmaceutical cures for pain, stress or anxiety with natural, more holistic remedies being sought.
There are many types of massage and which one you choose is often purely down to personal preference. I will be giving more guidance on the different forms of massage available in another article coming soon.
However, it is widely accepted that the benefits of massage are many, for example:
- Reducing stress, tension, anxiety and depression
- It helps with easing muscle aches and pains and improves mobility
- It is soothing and helps the mind to switch off from daily worries and concerns
- It can boost your circulation and lower blood pressure
- Improve your skin tone
- Aid restful sleep and calms the nervous system
- It can improve your concentration and reduces mental stress.
- It can aid recovery from injury or illness
- It can improve your immune system.
In addition to aiding general well-being, massage has proven to be extremely beneficial for many conditions, for example:
- Arthritis (ref. Benefits of Massage, Arthritis Foundation)
- Fibromyalgia ( Ref: Massage for Fibromyalgia, National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME) (Ref. Health-Wellness-Care.com)
- Multiple Sclerosis (Ref: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
So, we find ourselves seeking massage to help with our aches, pain, stress, tension or anxiety, or we have a medical condition and seeking pain relief, or we are infirm, disabled or elderly – what could be better, more relaxing, stress free, than a massage treatment in your own home at a time that suits you.
Benefits of having a mobile massage therapist come to your home
So you are tired, stressed, suffering with aches and pain, or tension. You have decided you would like a massage, have been recommended to seek a massage treatment or feel a need for a massage. How do you get to a salon? Will you have to take time off work to go to a salon? Wouldn’t it be far more stress free if a therapist visited you in your home? A massage in your home means you don’t have to put up with travelling, public transport, fighting through traffic, or parking issues. Mobile massage therapists will work anti-social hours and visit you in the evening or at weekends. When you are beautifully relaxed and chilled out, you don’t have to go anywhere, or worry about anything and you can reap the full benefit of your treatment.
If you are disabled or elderly, travelling to a salon or a treatment presents many more problems and the stress of overcoming those problems to get a treatment can outweigh the benefits of that treatment – a mobile massage therapist coming to your home can resolve all of those additional worries and concerns.
Concerns about having a massage therapist visit your home.
Massage therapists on In Your Home Massage are professional therapists, fully trained and mostly self-employed. They have a vested interest in providing the best, most professional treatment for you as their livelihoods depend on it. Most should be DBS checked and First Aid trained, and you can ask for these when you book. However, the best thing to do if you like the idea of a mobile massage therapist coming to your home, but have a few concerns, is to actually speak to the therapists in your area and see with whom you feel you have the best affinity with and with whom you feel the most comfortable with.
Should you tidy up before a mobile therapists comes to your home? This is not necessary, as long as there is a clean warm space for a therapist to set up their table, with room to move around it and a place to wash their hands.
Lastly, massage therapists are people who like people and have a wish to help and heal. Anyone who is a massage therapist has to be personable, pleasant, compassionate and empathetic otherwise they would not do what they do. So be reassured that if you invite one into your home for a massage treatment you should be meeting a very pleasant person wishing to provide the best service possible.
If you have any other concerns or questions – please comment below and I will find answers for you.
You can visit my website here www.clairemassermassagetherapist.co.uk