Life can be stressful, exercise can be exhausting and both can cause muscle pain and fatigue. When your body aches and you find your shoulders hunched up you may need to schedule an appointment for a massage. A trained masseuse can work your muscles, applying pressure to the knots, and relieving stress where you did not know it had landed. When our muscles are relaxed, you are better able to think clearly and sleep more deeply. Emotional tension can also be carried deep within your muscles. Illness, sitting improperly at your desk, old shoes that have worn unevenly and carrying a child on your hip can throw your back out of alignment. When you discover it is painful to stretch or bend over, you need a massage.
Rush hour traffic, deadlines at work and family schedules, all add stress. Many people carry their tension in their shoulders and lower back. You may need to remind yourself to lower your shoulders, or to stand up straight. These are defensive postures that you may not be aware of. Remaining in a defensive posture can sap you of the energy you need to listen to the needs of your small children, relax with your husband or concentrate on the report that is due at work. For women, pregnancy and small children can wreak absolute havoc on the body. The added weight of a growing child within, pulls on the lower back. The strain on your lower back can cause numbness, tingling or burning sensations to run down your legs. Sleep can be difficult with aching muscles keep you awake. You need someone that can loosen up your muscles and allow you to relax.
There are many different types of massages in Edinburgh to choose from. Deep muscle massages for the injured or those with constant pain, sports massages assist with the healing process of a sports injury, and swedish massage is generally applied to the back to relax the muscles and release tension. Indian head massages can relieve headaches and neck tension and hot stone therapy involves hot, flat stones applied to areas of tension that get the heat deep into the muscle. They are also used to apply added pressure. Whatever the cause of your muscle tension, or if you simply want to relax, talk to a massage therapist, they will recommend the best treatment for you.