Anyone that has gotten a massage knows that it can be a relaxing and calming experience, but did you know that it can actually reduce your stress levels as well? Stress can cause a large number of concerns for your body including irritability, weight gain, sleep problems, and more. It is imperative to get your stress levels under control to have a healthy mind and body. Thankfully getting regular massages could be the answer to your stress problem!
A recent study conducted by Chang Gung University concluded that there was a positive correlation between stress levels and getting regular massages. This is because researchers found that when a participant got a massage, their cortisol levels significantly reduced. Cortisol is your stress hormone and controls your fight or flight response. Not only did it reduce participants’ stress levels during the massage, but for up to eighteen hours after it had been completed.
Sleep is incredibly important to everyone’s physical and mental well-being. According to a study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one in three Americans do not get an efficient amount of sleep. Getting an aromatherapy massage could help you get a full night’s rest.
Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years and is the practice of utilizing essential oils to combat different ailments. An aromatherapy massage uses lotions with essential oils and uses a diffuser to allow the client to inhale the oils as well. Different essential oils can treat different problems you might be experiencing. Some of the best to treat sleep problems include lavender, peppermint, and roman chamomile. Request these essential oils next time you get a massage for a relaxing time and a restful sleep.
If you are someone that experiences any kind of pain on a regular basis then you are not alone. The National Institute of Health reported that pain affects more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. With such an epidemic happening, many people have turned to natural alternatives to reduce their chronic pain levels to avoid addictive medications.
The Massage Therapy Foundation published a research project that involved hospital patients that were experiencing pain because of surgical, medical, or other reasons. They integrated thirty-minute massages into their routine several times a week. The study demonstrated that massages led to a significant decrease in pain levels, and also helped patients sleep patterns, relaxation, the healing process, and more.
Many massage patrons have been told to drink lots of water after their deep tissue massage, but many do not know the reason why. It is because when someone gets a massage, your body begins to release toxins that are stored throughout the muscles.
The pressing movement and release during a massage help with the circulation of blood movement and the lymphatic system. Water assists your body in bringing oxygen, new blood, and nutrients to your muscles, organs, and tissue.
Massages also help to flush out waste products that are created by different cells each day. All of this helps to flush out the toxins that are built up in your lymphatic system. Getting rid of these impurities in your system can help to increase energy, aid in weight loss, and reduce inflammation.
Strengthen Immune System
Looking for ways to fight off the cold or flu this season? Well, you’re in luck! A massage could be the perfect boost that your immune system needs to get through this year healthy and sickness free.
As stated above, massages help to increase circulation throughout the body. When this happens, it supports an increase in the activity level of white blood cells that are used to combat any virus or infection that it comes in contact with. This increase in cells helps to strengthen your immune system and cognitive skills before, during, and after illness strikes.
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Classic European Customized facial which includes cleanse, 2 masks, steam, extractions, and massage. ( Not included in the express facial. )
Firming Peptide Anti-Aging Facial Renew and revitalize the skin with potent anti-aging peptides, powerful antioxidants, stem cells, and botanicals leaving a firm luminous glow.
Berry Brightening Anti-Aging Facial Brighten and rejuvenate the skin with exotic berries that are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties designed to brighten and hydrate dehydrated, lackluster skin.
Marshmallow Whip Ultra Hydrating Facial Dry dehydrated skin will be transformed with a complex blend of peptides and botanicals to infuse critical hydration into the skin.
Resurfacing Peel Facial Gently and effectively exfoliates while simultaneously hydrating and brightening the skin.
Gentleman’s Facial Invigorate the skin with an effective exfoliation, extractions, powerful anti-aging ingredients, and a hydrating mask to refresh and improve the texture of the skin.
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Swedish Massage is for relaxation, circulation, and detoxification. Choose Swedish if you want the most relaxing massage without deep pressure or working on specific issues like sore muscles.
Deep Tissue, the therapist is penetrating into muscles in order to work out soreness and remove lactic acid, which causes sore muscles. Choose Deep Tissue if you have sore muscles from skiing or other activities.
Sports Massage incorporates stretching and movement into the massage in order to address specific issues you may be having. Sports let our therapists use all their knowledge and training in order to alleviate pain, soreness, and stiffness, so you’re feeling better and ready for your next mountain activity.
Hot Stone is a relaxing massage where smooth river stones are heated, placed on the muscles, and incorporated into the massage. The stones penetrate heat into the muscles, making for a soothing and relaxing massage.
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