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Julieta Hernandez

Julieta is the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, UT. She and her staff pride themselves on providing the best massages in a truly comfortable and relaxed environment.

How to Become a Massage Therapist in Salt Lake City

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

Imagine the scent of fragrant oils in the air, peaceful instrumental music playing in the background, and knowing that a client that appreciates your work; Does this sound ideal to you? If so, you might want to consider becoming a massage therapist. A career in massage therapy gives you the potential for a great work environment, the chance to help people, the opportunity to set your own hours, and a skillset that will make you automatically popular with anyone you meet. If you live in the Salt Lake City area and are considering training to become a massage therapist, there are many options and routes you can take.

Best Type of Massage For Pain Relief

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

Heading to the Delta Center to watch the Jazz play their rivals can be a great outing with friends, but irritating aches and pains that won’t seem to go away can quickly ruin it. Whether you have nagging discomfort in your neck and shoulders, or lower back pain triggered by sudden movements, each can cause a variety of lasting issues that lower your quality of life.

5 Popular Types of Massages

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

Massage therapy has been proven beneficial, safe, and effective by various scientific researches. In fact, evidence-based medical studies show that massage can help improve your physical and emotional well-being. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage therapy is highly beneficial for serious health problems such as cancer, hypertension, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and migraine. Here are some the most popular types of massages.

How A Utah Massage Therapist Can Help You

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

Society demands a lot from us these days and we, in turn, require much from ourselves. There are so many things to keep up with and get on top of, but unless you are Mr. and Mrs. Perfect, your day probably comes with its fair share of problems—credit card bills, car problems, ripped jeans, spills, practices, with not enough time in the day. This, undoubtedly, leads to stress. It seems like everyone has their own ways to deal with stress—your best friend might suggest a long walk, your sister might mention talking to a psychiatrist, but I am about to give you the best suggestion of them all—seeing a Utah Message Therapist.

Amazing Health Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

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

Massages have been the tried, tested and immensely successful solutions to muscle problems that medicines have not been able to resolve. Massage can be the first or last resort for people suffering from any and all kinds of physical discomfort. Massages are also taken as a preventative measure or to address certain specific concerns. Deep tissue massages are performed only on affected areas and aim to release the toxins in the body. It includes slow stroking on the contracted areas in an attempt to reach one layer below the body muscles, in order to apply pressure to the connective tissue.

Deep tissue massages are useful for improving one’s physical condition, curing an ailment and preparing the body for certain cumbersome physical activities, especially in the field of professional sport. The following are some of the many benefits of a deep tissue massage:

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.
It 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, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
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 to be 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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