Have you been feeling a little down lately? Searching for an activity to get those muscles tension-free and release any built-up stress. Massage can help!
The benefits are endless - from releasing endorphins, improving blood circulation, reducing pain and soreness, improving immune function and many more.
Massage therapy has become an accepted form of relaxation for many. In the past, it was only available in more upscale spas and health clubs but now you can find massage therapists at your local business or airport! Learn about how this ancient treatment could help with a variety of medical issues while also experiencing what is sure to be one-of-a kind relaxation session when considering getting massaged by someone who knows their stuff.
Benefits of massage
Massage is an increasingly popular treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Massages can help to reduce stress, tension headaches or back pain by relaxing muscles while improving circulation in the body as well as providing relief from soreness due to osteoporosis; they also have been shown effective at regulating heart rate among other things!
What you can expect during a massage
In a typical massage therapy session, you undress or wear loose-fitting clothing. Undressing to the point where it feels comfortable is all that's necessary for your therapist and yourself during the session. There are many ways one can enjoy receiving a treatment session: seated in chairs wearing pajamas (especially nice when paired with candles), lying on tables, the commonest position; whatever position works best.
To reduce the risk of getting a rash from friction, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion during massages. It is important to let them know if you have any allergies so they can choose an alternative that will work!
A massage session may last from 10 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. A typical 90 minute session may include Swedish Massages, Deep Tissue Massage or Prenatal Yoga with Reflexology; all are great ways to relax your muscles and reduce stress.
When you get a massage, the therapist might play music or talk to keep things interesting. But if it's not your thing and quiet is more comfortable just let your therapist know! Sometimes people have sensitive spots on certain muscles which means they can't take as much pressure when working out that particular area; however usually these areas don’t cause any serious pain during the session so most clients would never notice anything wrong until afterwards where the therapist has worked some kinks (pun totally intended!).
If you have never experienced the benefits of a massage, then it's time to treat yourself. Massages are not just about feeling good; they can also help alleviate pain and stress for people who have chronic conditions like arthritis or backaches among others. You may find that self-massage therapy is an effective method in relieving tension, reducing stress, and muscle knots!!! Call our Edmonton physiotherapy expert today.