Benefits of Massage
HELPS INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION: When we stay in one position all day, it causes our bodies to adjust to that position. We then end up with joints/muscles that are chronically stretched and others that are chronically tight. This contributes to an unbalanced range of motion. Massage is a great way to maintain or even increase your flexibility. Massage relaxes and softens body tissues, elongating them. Additionally, some massage techniques involve passive and active stretching techniques which target the flexibility of specific muscles.
IMPROVES SLEEP: It helps you relax – which helps you sleep better – which makes you feel more rested so you have more energy during the day.
The act of massaging can improve your circulation and increase the levels of oxygen in your blood. That also means it is easier for your circulatory system to deliver important nutrients all over your body.
ANTI-AGING EFFECTS: Massage increases blood flow, which plumps up slack skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
BOOSTS IMMUNITY: Encourages lymphatic drainage (This system works to remove toxins, potentially harmful bacteria and waste build up.),
HELPS MANAGE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: Massage can ease anxiety and depression by reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol, through relaxation resulting in elevated mood and often lowering blood pressure. Massage can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which are involved in depression.
ENHANCES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: Massage can be a very important part of an athlete’s health regimen and even improve performance. It promotes better flexibility and can help prevent muscle injuries. It can also be used to relieve strained muscles and improve recovery time following a sports injury.
REDUCES MUSCLE PAIN, KNOTS, AND TENSION: We often get asked "What is a knot?" A knot is simply the fibers of your muscles sticking together. It can be caused by poor circulation, not enough oxygen, an injury, poor posture, repetitive movements, or stress.
Muscle tension is caused when a muscle contracts and does not release, which is not a healthy condition. Muscle imbalances can result in many issues including headaches, sciatica pain, entrapment of nerves and blood vessels.. muscle pain is not something you have to "live with"!
Massage can help by softening the tissues, increasing elasticity, increasing movement, breaking up scar tissue and so much more!
These are ONLY seven of the many, many benefits of massage.
Massage is not just "pampering"! It is self care!
Benefits of Facials and Facial Massage
Massage is safe for people of all ages! From a colicky infant, an anxiety battling teenager, to an older patient with special requirements. Massage is good for practically everyone!
Interlude- (n) a pause in between.
It is the pause in between that brings bliss and rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit. We have been dedicated to providing a place to pause for over 20 years. Our purpose is to rejuvenate and refresh through the gift of healing touch. We are dedicated to providing a personalized experience through our massage, facial and salon hair care services.