Benefits of therapeutic massage
What are the benefits of therapeutic massage and spend a few hours in a spa to pamper yourself. It's easy to think that it is a temporary comfort but it is quite different.
Therapeutic massage can relieve you permanently to a panoply of ailments created by daily stress. Headaches, digestive problems, painful muscle knots and several other ailments related to stress. Therapeutic massage will give you the opportunity to relax in depth by releasing the stress which is steeped in your nervous system. These types of massage are a prevention to some mild aches and pains that could become more severe if they are not treated.
Therapeutic, Deep tissue
Cupping therapy plus massage
Cupping therapy only
30min 45 N/A
The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis. Clinical studies report that Swedish Massage can effectively reduce low back pain. One study reported that Swedish Massage caused reduction in salivary cortisol indicating its role in management of stress and improvement in mood.
Therapeutic / Deep tissue
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. The benefits of deep tissue massage include releasing chronic muscle tension, lowering spasms, treating anxiety, reducing arthritis symptoms, lowering blood pressure and improving recovery from injuries.
The cupping procedure commonly involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. In practice, cups are normally used only on softer tissue that can form a good seal with the edge of the cup. They may be used singly or with many to cover a larger area. According to traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving qi flow, in order to treat respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions. Its advocates claim it has other applications as well.Cupping is not advised, over skin ulcers or to the abdominal or sacral regions of pregnant women.Skin markings are common after the cups are removed, varying from simple red rings that disappear relatively quickly, to discoloration from bruising, especially if the cups are dragged while suctioned from one place to another, ostensibly to break down muscle fiber. Usually treatments are not very painful.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. The benefits are: stimulates the circulatory system and promotes self-healing, softens and relaxes the muscles, helps to release toxins from the muscles, induces a state of deep relaxation that washes away stress, helps relieve pain and muscle spasms and creates a feeling of peacefulness and spiritual well being.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. You must be over 12 weeks pregnant to be able to receive a pre-natal massage.