It's easy to consider a massage when you're in pain or feeling tense. Have you thought about the importance of regular bodywork for maintaining healthy muscles and overall well-being? Whether you are athletic, or just do strenuous activities like gardening or managing small children, adding a monthly massage into your health plan will help you meet the challenges a demanding lifestyle brings on. Not only will massage help you relax and de-stress, you get the added benefit of improved circulation and a boost to your immunity.
There are countless benefits massage therapy can bring to your daily life. Some of the general benefits include:
The two most common massages for relaxation and stress relief are the Relaxation/Swedish Massage and the Deep Tissue Massage. Both massages are offered at all of our LaVida Massage Centers.
Swedish Massage is probably the most common of all massage therapies. The therapist will use a variety of strokes and pressures, as well as a movement of the joints. The four strokes most commonly used in this type of massage are: Effleurage (a smooth, gliding stroke to relax soft tissue), Petrissage (the squeezing, rolling or kneading that follows Effleurage), Friction (deep, circular movements that increase blood flow) and Tapotment (short, alternating taps done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand). This combination of movements relieves muscle tension and can be both relaxing and energizing. Swedish Massage is a great introductory massage for anyone who is new to massage and simply wants to feel better.
If you are experiencing soreness after a workout, slept wrong, feeling knotted from sitting at a desk all day, or just have some “trouble spots” from everyday activities, a Deep Tissue Massage may be just the solution. Deep Tissue Massage involves slow deliberate strokes that focus pressure on the layers of muscles, tendons, and other deep tissues under your skin. This massage, though less rhythmic than others, is ideal for pinpoint areas that need a little more attention. It can be an ideal addition to your regular therapeutic massage routine or used throughout the year when you are experiencing extra stress or conditioning.
LaVida Massage offers member discounts for clients who want to incorporate regular massage therapy and skin care services in to their healthy lifestyles. For more information on the benefits of becoming a member click here.
It’s always the right time for a massage! When you feel good, it shows. Our regular clients experience a brighter outlook, a more relaxed disposition, and have more energy to get things done. Call LaVida Massage and schedule a massage today!