While massage has long been recognized as a great way to pamper yourself after a tough work week or when spending luxury time alone or with friends, many now embrace it as an essential part of an ongoing wellness routine. That’s because massage therapy not only feels amazing, it offers many therapeutic benefits that last long after you leave the table.
The hands-on muscle manipulation of massage therapy encourages the release of endorphins, feel-good hormones naturally produced by the body that lower feelings of stress and boost mood. The lasting feeling of relaxation often triggered by a good massage not only reduces feelings of anxiety and depression, but offers the bonus of helping ensure a better night’s sleep, allowing you to wake more refreshed.
When you have a literal pain in the neck (or shoulder, or lower back,) it’s common to think you need work on that particular area - and you might! But the true source of pain is often elsewhere in the body, resulting from being hunched over a desk for extended periods or performing repetitive motions in the same position. A trained massage therapist can pinpoint the source of neck and back pain, and break up the muscle constrictions causing it. With regular massage, individuals often find relief for — and report fewer occurrences of — other pain as well, including headaches, fibromyalgia pain, and pain associated with soft tissue strain.
Pain and stiffness can affect the way we move, and even prevent us from doing some of the things we enjoy. The hands of a skilled massage therapist can provide immediate relief for sore, tense muscles by working out knots and releasing constricted tissues. With regular massage therapy, you can counteract the forces placed on the body that may be limiting range of motion, to keep muscles more supple and pliable, and allow for greater flexibility and ease of movement.
It’s proven that those that live with higher stress levels are more likely to get sick, so massage therapy’s stress relief benefits alone can lead to better overall wellness, But massage further boosts the body’s natural immune system by both stimulating the lymphatic system to more efficiently rid the body of toxins, and increasing the flow of oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to cells and tissues.
Kalologie MedSpa offers many different types of massage ranging from the long, light stroking and kneading of the muscles offered in a relaxation or Swedish massage, to the more forceful pressure of a sports or deep-tissue massage. Our massage menu also includes specialized techniques for pregnant clients and hot stone enhancements to deepen the effects of any massage. The kind you choose depends on personal preference and your needs on the day of the treatment. All of them have health benefits, and the member-only pricing available through the Kalologie Spa Pass makes it easier to integrate regular massage therapy into your ongoing wellness plan.
Contact us today to learn more about our Spa Pass membership, packages, and promotions for massage therapy or any of our other results-oriented services designed to help reduce stress, boost immunity, and improve the way you look and feel.