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Massage for Anxiety

If you’re struggling with anxiety you are not alone, I suffered with it until my late twenties and I'm well aware of how many of the people I see through my work who are experiencing it. There are lots of techniques you can use to help calm your nervous system when you are feeling anxious - massage is also a great way to do this and help go from flight or fight into rest and repair mode.


BUT massage can also be a challenge because you can feel anxious about having a massage, meeting a new therapist or even just going somewhere new. So it can feel like you're going round in circles.


This is why I am always happy to talk to you on the phone beforehand so you can feel more confident about what to expect from an appointment with me, what will happen during a massage and how to find where I work. I also always do a full consultation at the start of the appointment to make sure I am working with you safely and within your comfort zone. I always ask your permission and will never touch any area of your body that you do not want me to - it is your massage and your body, and in order to try to begin to relax I know you need to be able to trust me, so I always work with integrity.


Anxiety can feel really hard to overcome, and can have a physical effect on the body because of the stress you may be feeling. It's common for people with anxiety to worry about coming for a massage but I want to assure you I will do everything I can to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.


If you would like to know more, or to book an appointment, please get in touch.


- Joanne


Anxiety can sometimes feel like a knot in your stomach.  Massage can help by giving your body and mind the opportunity to relax.  It can lower stress hormones and help you move from 'fight or flight' into 'rest and repair'.
Anxiety can sometimes feel like a knot in your stomach. Massage can help by giving your body and mind the opportunity to relax. It can lower stress hormones and help you move from 'fight or flight' into 'rest and repair'.

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