DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Are you experiencing stress, muscle soreness, or pain? Do you feel like your body is a giant knot of tense muscles? Deep tissue massage therapy might be the solution to your problems.
Massage is still widely accepted as both a tool for relaxation and stress relief and also to alleviate pain, treat arthritis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression, among other conditions. Deep tissue massage is one advanced massage technique to address certain issues.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
Reduces Stress, Anxiety, and Muscle Tension
Chronic stress and muscle tension cause inflammation, which can worsen your overall health. A deep tissue massage is a solution to all the stress life throws at you. Deep tissue massage benefits fall into both the physical and mental wellbeing camps. A massage also increases the production of oxytocin. This hormone is more or less your bonding hormone. It influences your social interactions and creates positive emotions. You’ve probably heard how endorphins make you happy, and that’s exactly what this massage does.
Labor Pains Will Be a Breeze
Pregnancy is a glorious thing, but being in excruciating pain is not. Good news ladies! Getting a massage lowers anxiety. Women who received a massage before or during labor experience a decrease in depression, anxiety, and back pain. There’s a chance the message will lower your labor time and the amount of medication you need. The goal is to have a safe and healthy pregnancy all around.
As well as helping you sleep better due to pain relief, a deep tissue massage can have a soporific effect later on due to the natural injection of serotonin your body receives.
SHOULDER, NECK, AND BACK MASSAGE
In our daily routines, we are subconsciously putting stress on our bodies. Parents often get neck and shoulder pain from carrying their babies. Mothers in the postpartum stage are especially vulnerable to injuries because hormonal changes in pregnancy have left the ligaments and joints looser. This repetitive strain injury is likely to get worse and can lead to a slumped posture, putting more tension on the neck, shoulders, and back.
Applying pressure on the muscles around your neck and shoulders helps to reduce muscular tension and ease day-to-day stress. Massage therapy can do more than just relaxation.
Massages are a natural alternative, without side effects, that helps headaches and migraine pain. It promotes relieving muscle spasms and helps better blood circulation which reduces pressure in the head.
Improve positive moods. Not only your body will benefit from massages but your mood elevates too! We carry anxiety symptoms in our shoulders and neck.
What’s the Difference Between Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage?
Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. It’s sometimes called a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same stroking and kneading movements as Swedish massage, but there’s far more pressure. This pressure can sometimes be painful.
In order to reach the deep muscle tissue, a therapist will massage layer by layer of muscle, applying more and more pressure and employing special techniques with the fingers, fists, and maybe even elbows to reach and stretch that deep tissue.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
Swedish massage therapy is the most well-known and widely practiced type of therapeutic massage—and for good reason. This type of massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues targeted in deep-tissue massage) and increasing blood circulation.
Increased blood flow.
Rehabilitation for muscle injuries.
Increased flexibility. Reduced stress.
Improved immune system.
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Eden Therapy Clinic in the wintertime recommends this therapy. The hot stone massage is a natural therapy in which warmed stones are positioned on parts of the client's body to maximize the therapeutic benefit. The stones used are typically river rocks or other very smooth-surfaced stones made of basalt. These stones are heated in sanitizing water before use. The high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. Hot stone massages are beneficial on both physical and psychological levels.
The Benefits of Hot Stone Massage
Helps relieve muscle tension and pain.
Heat has long been used to ease muscle tension and pain.
It helps increase blood flow to the affected area.
It may also reduce muscle spasms and increase flexibility and range of motion.
Reduces stress and anxiety
May help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases Hot stone massage may relieve painful conditions such as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread, chronic pain.
Some additional tips on making the most out of your message
Don't eat a heavy meal before the massage.
Let your therapist know if the stones are too warm or the pressure is too intense.
If it's your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms.
Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage. Always check with your doctor before getting a hot stone massage; individuals with certain conditions--including pregnant women and people with high blood pressure--are advised to avoid this type of therapy.
FOOT & LEG MASSAGE
Just like your neck, back, and shoulders, your feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain.
The benefits of leg and foot massage
Leg and foot massage is a little bit different from, let’s say, back massage. The difference is that foot and leg massage stimulates not only the muscles, which are directly rubbed but also gives a positive effect on the whole body.
Foot Massage Increases Endorphins
Foot Massage Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure
Foot Massage Helps Maintain a Healthy Heart Rate
Foot Massage Helps Maintain Balance
Balance is something most people don’t think about until it is a skill they don’t possess. A lack of balance affects people’s ability to move – to stand, to walk, to participate in life.
Foot Massage Helps to Manage Anxiety
Foot Massage Helps Manage Depression
Depression and anxiety often occur hand in hand – most people who experience a mental illness are also at high risk of experiencing another one. Foot massage has on both anxiety and depression and also looks at the underlying ways that foot massage has its effect on social bonding, decrease in stress, increase in endorphins.
Facial massage, noting that it can refresh and lift the face, smooth out wrinkles, and restore youthful plumpness to the skin (many use it as a natural alternative to Botox). Face massage improves skin suppleness because it reduces and releases muscle tension in the face and jaw. Also removal of dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, youthful appearance that begins from within. Just remember that whenever you do your massage, always wash your face first, since massaging dirt, oil, and makeup into your skin is counterproductive.
Relieves stress and tension which helps prevent wrinkles
Facial massages are a great anti-aging treatment. It can help to relax tense muscles and decrease the lines that muscle tension forms. Facial massage can also help relieve anxiety and improve your mood.
Facial massage really gets the blood flowing in your face. This increase in circulation is amazing for your complexion and can give your skin a youthful glow. Massage can help bring oxygen to the Face. It tones and strengthens facial muscles which when done regularly creates a natural facelift effect.
A facial massage can stimulate the lymphatic vessels in the face. This facilitates the elimination of toxins. This is good for your skin and can help fight blemishes and breakouts.
Benefits of a Face Massage
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Improves texture of the skin
Relaxes muscle tension in the face
Aids in lymphatic drainage
Helps remove dead skin cells
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