If you think massage is just luxurious pampering, think again.
Massage therapy has many health benefits and studies are now proving what therapists and regular patients have known for years – that massage alleviates numerous medical conditions.
Recent studies into massage therapy have found it can boost the immune system (it has even been shown to improve the immune system of breast cancer patients), reduce symptoms of asthma, and help premature babies gain weight.
Its stress relieving role has long been recognised, it actually lowers the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the blood.
Plus massage has been shown to aid in cases of inflammation and allergic reactions by reducing cytokine proteins, which are related to both conditions.
Studies into massage and pain relief have demonstrated promising results, with patients undergoing massage reporting a reduction in pain as well as greater mobility.
All this has led to a big change in the role of massage over recent years. Whereas once it was a luxury treatment, purely for enjoyment and relaxation, now massage is considered a complementary or alternative medical procedure.
This shift has seen massage come out of the beauty room to find its place in medical clinics and hospitals.
We have many patients who benefit greatly from massage therapy at our Benijofar clinic, and we are lucky to have the services of one of the best qualified and most experienced massage therapists in the region.
Irene Lübbert trained in physiotherapy and massage in the Netherlands and is qualified in many types of massage, including classic, shiatsu and Thai massage; travelling to Thailand to learn the latter. She is a specialist in tissue release massage and also practices kinesiology, foot reflexology and lymphatic drainage.
The following are just some of the conditions that Irene treats –
- muscular pain
- neck pain
- ischiadicus pain (nerves and fibres)
- articular rigidity (joint stiffness)
- liquid retention
- stomach aches
- scar pain
- spine deviation
- breathing problems
- nervous tension
- teeth grinding
- emotional blockages
Contact us to book an appointment with Irene and experience for yourself the benefits of this ancient healing art that has won new scientific respect.