Neural Pathways Sports Massage specialises in bodymind therapy.
Relaxation massage is a treatment focused on calming your nervous system. This is particularly beneficial to those under high levels of physical or mental stress, such as professionals and athletes. It is also beneficial to those who suffer depression or anxiety.
Among the many benefits of massage therapy are those related to the body's production and regulation of neurohormones. These are the hormones produced by the nervous system that affect an individual's behaviour and general wellbeing.
Massage tends to elevate levels of dopamine. Dopamine influences fine motor activity like painting or playing a musical instrument. It affects intuition, inspiration, joy, and enthusiasm. Those lacking in dopamine will likely exhibit clumsiness, poor focus, and be easily distracted.
Oxytocin is another neurohormone which is increased by massage therapy. It is associated with empathy, trust, and relationship-building. Oxytocin is sometimes referred to as the "love hormone".
Massage therapy has also been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones, such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine.
Studies indicate that high levels of these stress hormones impair the immune system.
Finally, by encouraging a level of deep cellular relaxation, massage can increase the availability of growth hormones, which promote cell division and is involved in tissue repair, regeneration, and healing.
1 hr - $95
90 mins - $110
2 hr - $140
Neural Pathways Sports Massage