Why does my massage therapist ask me to breathe deeply?

Taking a breath is a natural reflex every human needs for survival. We can survive a few days without food and water, but without air, our body systems will start to shut down. When we breathe, oxygen rushes into the lungs where it is exchanged for wasteful carbon dioxide and taken into the bloodstream. From …

Therapist Spotlight – Meet Alessandro

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Salento, a land of unspoilt nature and beautiful sea in the south of Italy. May be that’s the reason why I have been involved in water sports since I was a child. I have lived in Turin, too. There I have experienced the quick paced rhythm …

4 Good Reasons To Gift Your Valentine A Massage

Valentine’s Day is not only about dinner dates, gifts, and flowers. Try something unique this time to surprise your valentine! How about gifting them a massage? This will create an ultimate demonstration of care and will be trump the traditional purchase of flowers and chocolates. The experience of receiving massage to unwind the tensions of …

Christmas Stress & Fatigue – Taking Time Out

Although Christmas is a time of year that we look forward to, many of us suffer stress and fatigue during this time of year and fail to recognize it. People spend weeks making preparations and can experience immune system breakdown making them more vulnerable to colds and more. We have come up with tips to …

Therapist Spotlight – Meet Elliott

What brought you to England? Adventure, i worked quite hard in my early 20’s and whilst i had friends exploring the world i was putting in some long hours. I’ve always loved to travel so when the opportunity presented its self i decided to make the move to London as Europe is so easily accessible, …

Therapist Spotlight – Meet Sara

Tell us about the area you come from in Italy…. I was born in a lovely town called Savona which is in the North West of Italy facing the Ligurian Sea. I grew up very closed to the sea and not far from the Alps and when I was young swimming and skiing were my …

Can Cold Days Give Us Muscle Pain? Top Tips to Help

During cold days, our bodies shiver and agitate against the drop in temperature. Body pain that is associated with the dropping temperature has made people dread the cold days. Our bodies respond and acclimatize to the change in weather temperature through the mechanism of pain. With chilly winter mornings and cold evenings, the internal muscles …

Therapist Spotlight – Meet Martin

Where do you come from? Undoubtedly, from Mars. There are just too many signs pointing in the same direction… I’m a man, and as we know ‘men are from Mars’, I’m born on the first day of the star sign Aries (planet ruler – Mars), and I’m named Martin – after the Greek god of …

Benefits of Massage on Your Immune System

Boosting the immune system should be the aim of everybody wanting to promote wellness of both body and mind. Your immune system does a remarkable job in shielding you from diseases caused by microorganisms. Strengthening your immune system avails you with the following benefits: Improves the cardiovascular system Keeps the mind in great condition Prevents …

Loyalty Packages at The Massage Centre

Did you know that you can save money on buying a loyalty package of 60 minute treatments? There are two options: 60 minute treatment – £75 (normal price) Package of 5 x 60 minute massage treatments: £350, saving 6.7% (£70 per hour) Package of 10 x 60 minute massage treatments: £675, saving 10% (£67.50 per …