Archive for October, 2013

How Massage Can Help Keep Skin Looking Nice

Written by: Julieta Hernandez Date of published: . Posted in Articles, Massage Therapy

Who doesn’t love a good massage? The soothing music playing in the background, the scent of essential oils wafting in the air, the relaxing work being done on your body. It’s the perfect escape from our busy and hectic lives, something that we all need these days. Massage can help relax your muscles, ease your mind, and rejuvenate your body. However, another benefit of massage that isn’t always highlighted is its effect on the skin.

How Massage Can Help You Stay Healthy And Physically Active

Written by: Julieta Hernandez Date of published: . Posted in Articles, Massage Therapy

If you have ever had a really good massage, you know how relaxing it can be, and how good it can feel. Have you ever wondered about the additional health benefits a quality massage can bring? A massage is not only a pleasurable experience, but it also has real health benefits. A massage can help you stay healthy and physically active. For some people a massage is part of their regular wellness and exercise routine.

Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
How often you should get a massage depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, passed the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury.
 
On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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