The Science behind massage… What actually happens when you have a massage?

28. Blog Science behind massage

Hormonal Effects The biggest and most researched benefit of massage is the effect it has on our hormones. When we are stressed our cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine (Stress hormones) levels increase, causing symptoms such as high blood pressure, mental anxiety and decreased immunity. These can be contributing factors to heart attacks, strokes and more… Massage […]

What are the risks of massage while pregnant?

Massage can lower blood pressure which can cause dizziness after your treatment. At Jackie’s Sports Massage we advise all ladies to sit on the bed for a few minutes before they get up and dressed to be sure the dizziness does not occur.  There are quite a few essential oils not to use in pregnancy […]

Jackie’s 10 Benefits of pregnancy massage?

1. Massage calms the nervous system and promotes relaxation which is highly beneficial to mother and child. 2. Massage helps to ease lower back pain which is common in pregnancy by addressing the changes happening throughout the lumbosacral region.  3. Pregnancy massage can relieve upper back and neck pain which is important to release before […]

Firm Not Feathery! A Pregnancy Massage That Rises Above The Rest

Pregnancy Massage

There’s nothing more disappointing than looking forward to a good pummelling and getting little more than a light stroke. I’ve had a few pregnancy massages in the past and to be honest, they’ve all been a bit of a let-down. My last one, on holiday in Port Douglas at 25 weeks pregnant, was particularly forgettable. […]

The Power of the Right Touch

The power of the right touch

Remedial massage, administered by trained therapists, can benefit individuals from all walks of life. Jackie Messaike, founder of Jackie’s Sports, explains. Q: What are some of the benefits that regular massages from trained therapists can bring? Trained massage therapists are skilled in Remedial Massage, whereby we are able to identify where a client’s tight areas are, […]