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What Types of Massage are Best for Treating Fibromyalgia Pain?

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Massage for Fibromyalgia Pain

The widespread chronic pain, mood changes and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia (FM) can be devastating for those suffering from this complex disorder. With a broad range of potential causes, varied treatment methods and risk factors; symptoms are sometimes difficult to diagnose and treat. Tender and painful trigger points can be relieved through a combination of treatments including lifestyle changes, medication and massage therapies proven to reduce pain and disability. Incorporating personalized massage therapy treatments with your current care strategy is a highly effective and safe way to manage the amplified sensitivity and pain signals that are well-known to FM sufferers.

Diagnosing and Treating Fibromyalgia in the US

Fibromyalgia affects around 2% of the adult population in the US. Those with fibromyalgia have abnormal pain perception processing that makes them more sensitive to pain than others. While the cause is unknown, there are several treatment options that can effectively treat this complex condition for daily pain management. Massage Therapy is commonly recommended by healthcare professionals for fibromyalgia treatment in combination with other treatments that may include:

  • Medication – prescription drugs and over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Stress Management – meditation and yoga are encouraged for stress relief
  • Exercise – regular exercise from aerobics to muscle strengthening is highly recommended
  • Treatment of Underlying Conditions – diagnosing and treating underlying mental health conditions

Fibromyalgia Pain Management with Individualized Massage Therapies

The caring professionals at Matrix Spa & Massage will personalize a massage therapy plan depending on your trigger points and level of sensitivity. Various forms of massage can target chronic pain, stress management and improve your mental health. As one of the oldest forms of healthcare, experienced massage therapists understand the incredible benefits of massage for reducing stress, improving range of motion and encouraging your body’s own natural pain medication. Common massage therapies used for fibromyalgia treatment include:

  • ReflexologyBilateral massage at reflex points on the hands and feet of fibromyalgia patients help tender trigger points loosen up and increase pain tolerance. Many individuals suffering from fibromyalgia prefer Reflexology because painful areas that are too sensitive to touch can be targeted through the connected pressure points of the hands and feet.
  • Swedish MassageThe gentle application of circular movements, long smooth strokes and kneading in combination with stress-reducing essential oils provides fibromyalgia sufferers instant relief to tired, aching muscles. During your Swedish massage, communication with your trained and compassionate massage therapist will help avoid sensitive trigger points.
  • Hot Stone MassageThe comforting warmth of a Hot Stone massage for fibromyalgia patients offers warm, comforting pressure to induce a calming and serene experience. Hot stones are placed on certain pressure points of your head and body to promote balance to your body’s energy centers to loosen tight muscles. The soothing warmth and weight of the stones will leave you with a sense of overall wellness and mental clarity.

Matrix Spa & Massage for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief in Salt Lake City, Utah

With a clinically significant improvement in FIQ-R scores, countless fibromyalgia sufferers have turned to gently, therapeutic massage for pain relief and stress reduction. On-going massage therapy will provide continual relief, so you can do the things you want, pain-free! Matrix Massage & Spa in Utah will work with you to develop a personalized massage treatment plan to boost serotonin and dopamine levels and reduce fibromyalgia pain, anxiety, and depression. Click here to take advantage of money-saving coupons and spa packages.


Massage for Mental Health Wellness

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Stress-relieving Massage

The pampering and stress-relieving aspects of massage therapy are well known. However, not as well know are the incredible benefits of massage therapy as an effective treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. The power of touch and the feeling of being cared for, during a message with a professional massage therapist, offers a mind-body connection that positively affects your body’s biochemistry.

Make your Pregnancy Easier with a Prenatal Massage

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When pregnant, many women think that they just have to put up with all of the pains and misery that generally come along with carrying a child. However, many of the most uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy can be eased or even eliminated with a prenatal massage. Learn how a pregnancy massage can both ease your pain and actually make the delivery process easier for you.

What is a Prenatal Massage?

The professionals at a pregnancy massage center know the steps to take to reduce your pain while also keeping you and your baby safe. Prenatal massage is aimed at relieving the aches and symptoms associated with pregnancy in a safe manner. The prenatal massage specialists at Matrix Massage & Spa know how to relieve pain without you needing to lie on your stomach and in a way that won’t induce labor. In essence, getting a massage during pregnancy from one of our trained prenatal massage therapists is completely safe and aimed specifically at relieving pregnancy pains.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Massages during pregnancy do a great deal more than just relieve a bit of muscle pain. In addition to eliminating the pain in your muscles and joints, a pregnancy back massage can also:

  1. Reduce stress. Massages can reduce stress-causing hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol while increasing “feel-good” hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
  2. Improve circulation. When you’re pregnant, you need to control the flow of blood and oxygen to two people instead of one. Prenatal massage helps to improve this flow. Improved circulation can also reduce swelling and reduce tingling in your extremities.
  3. Improve respiration. Pregnancy causes postural changes and the pressure on your diaphragm – both of which can make it harder to breathe. Getting a pregnancy massage at Matrix Massage & Spa can counteract these factors to help you breathe normally.
  4. Reduce progesterone. Progesterone can cause your sinuses to get clogged and your digestive tract to not work as well. If you’re feeling congested, constipated, bloated, or nauseous, our prenatal massage therapists can help.
  5. Eliminate a variety of pains. In addition to muscle pain, prenatal massage treats nerve pain, carpal tunnel, headaches, restless leg syndrome, sciatic pain, ligament pain, and more.
  6. Make labor easier. Prenatal massages improve your body’s flexibility, which helps when it comes time to give birth. The masseuses at our prenatal massage center can even help to induce labor if you’ve reached full term but your little one doesn’t want to come out.

With all this in mind, it’s easy to see how massage and pregnancy go hand in hand.

Relieve Pregnancy Pains by Receiving a Prenatal Massage at Matrix Spa & Massage in SLC

Do you live in Utah and want to find a pregnancy massage nearby? If you are searching for a prenatal massage near you, visit the friendly team at Matrix Massage & Spa. Our massage therapists are specially trained in safe and effective ways to perform pregnancy massages. We are passionate about improving the health of pregnant women and their unborn children in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact Matrix Spa & Massage today to schedule an appointment for a massage or to learn more about the benefits of a prenatal massage.


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Massage Gift Certificates Perfect for Moms, Dads, and Grads

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Massage Gift Certificates are Perfect For Moms, Dads & Grads

Many people know the benefits of massage for relaxation, stress relief and to alleviate pain. Receiving a message as a gift will delight everyone; from new or stressed parents to seniors, pregnant women and those with an active lifestyle. Safe and beneficial for health conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and cancer – massage gift certificates are perfect for Moms, Dads, and Grads.

Show Mom How Much She Means to You

The special day to honor and show our appreciation for Moms in the US is celebrated annually, on the second Sunday in May. While Mothers everywhere cherish thoughtful cards, a special visit and the gift of flowers – she will truly benefit from a massage gift certificate. A tension and stress-relieving massage for those Moms who have little time for themselves and always seem to put everyone else first will ideally express your immense appreciation for all she does.

To Honor Dad

Father’s Day is observed annually on the third Sunday in June. Created as a dedicated day to honor Dads and celebrate fatherhood, Father’s Day usually puts Dad to work as the grill master for many a BBQ get-together on his special day. For all of the fatherly advice (even the unwanted kind) and never-ending support, your Dad gives you, give him something he would never get for himself – a gift certificate for a massage!

Celebrate Your Graduates Accomplishments

Graduation from high school, a specialized course or achieving a degree is so much more than walking across a stage to accept a certificate or diploma; it is a once in a lifetime event that deserves special recognition. Give the graduate in your life a well-deserved massage gift certificate for the ultimate stress relief to help them finally wind-down and prepare them for the next chapter in their life.

The Gift of Well-Deserved Relaxation

Gifting a massage gift certificate will make regular clients jump for joy and give the opportunity to experience the absolute pleasure of massage to those who have never had one. Show the people that you care about most just how much they mean to you with the gift of healing and rejuvenation through massage. Matrix Spa & Massage, located in Salt Lake City, offer a host of massage services, like:

For a list of more of what Matrix Massage & Spa has to offer, visit our services page.

A Gift Certificate from Matrix Spa & Massage

For over twenty years, Matrix Spa & Massage has been providing Utahans with the healing art of massage for optimal health, relaxation, and clarity. With dedicated, licensed massage therapists devoted to personalized compassionate treatment; the goal at Matrix Spa & Massage is to provide holistic rejuvenation. Order your gift certificate today and take a look at our money-saving Massage Gift Certificate Specials and  Spa Packages.

Presenting Your Unique Gift of Massage

For your convenience, you can purchase your Massage Gift Certificate online and email it directly to the lucky recipient or simply print it out to present in person or in a greeting card. You are also welcomed to stop by Matrix Spa & Massage to purchase a gift card that you can include in a card or gift-wrap with your own special touch.

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7 Holistic Healing Services of Matrix Spa & Massage

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Healing Art of Massage

Optimal health and clarity through the healing art of massage comes from decompressing and quieting the mind to allow restorative healing and re-establish balance. Matrix Spa & Massage has been providing Salt Lake City with intuitive massage for over twenty years with a dedication to compassionate personalized service to relieve stress and provide centered rejuvenation.

Expert Massage Therapists

Expert massage therapists are caring and can provide a calming touch or dynamic deep tissue bodywork to help you relax, relieve pain, alleviate daily stress and improve your overall wellbeing. Years of experience and academic knowledge ensure positive restorative change through massage. Listed below are the top 7 holistic healing service of Matrix Spa & Massage:

  • Reflexology Experience the benefits of reflexology of target zones and reflex areas on the hands and feet that reflect every area of your body. Reflexology is a perfect option for pain relief and decompression. Stimulating the reflex areas will help your body rest and relax, which in turn will bring peace to your mind.
  • Steam Room A beneficial steam room session will calm and relax tension in your muscles and intense sweating will open your pores to flush away impurities. Steam room therapy is used to boost the immune system by increasing white blood cells and can also be used as an aid in healing injuries and those suffering from respiratory problems.
  • Infrared Sauna Used as an effective tool for prevention and natural healing, infrared sauna therapy provides many advantages for health and anti-aging. Infrared sauna detoxifying benefits offer pain relief, skin purification, improved circulation and cell health. You can achieve health and wellness through radiant heat absorbed by the skin during your infrared sauna session at Matrix Spa & Massage.
  • Cupping – Cupping is utilized to treat pain, swelling, muscle tension and deep scar tissues in muscles and connective tissue. The targeted area of your skin is drawn into a cup by creating a vacuum and is kept in place from five to fifteen minutes. Traditional Chinese medicine believes cupping dispels stagnant blood and, as a result, improves blood flow. Please contact Matrix Spa & Massage for more information.
  • Ionic Foot Bath By helping rid the body of harmful accumulations of toxins and heavy metals, an ionic detox foot bath is a natural method to help reduce fatigue and stress in your body. With benefits like reducing inflammation, internal cleansing and detoxifying of the liver and kidneys; this therapy will help balance your pH level and boost your immune system. *Please be aware that this service must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Essential Oil MassageMatrix Spa & Massage has decades of study and practice in the art of intuitive massage therapy and aromatherapy. The application of essential oils used in sports and deep tissue massage incorporates warmth, relaxation and pain relief to tired, overworked muscles. Your experienced massage therapist will select the most effective essential oils for your specific needs.
  • On-Site Chair Massage A visit from a fully licensed, insured and trained massage therapist from Matrix Spa & Massage to your home, office or special event will help ease tension and boost productivity. Chair massage promotes well-being and vitality by relieving stress during high-stress periods. Your wellness program can use professional massage as an incentive or reward to instantly better the workplace and improve employee morale.

Who Benefits from Holistic Healing?

A professional massage isn’t just a form of pampering; it is recognized by many to be an important form of healthcare. Holistic healing with massage can help health conditions like pain management, migraine control or as an important part of injury rehabilitation. Matrix Spa & Massage offers specialized massage proven to help improve both physical and mental health and wellness.

Matrix Spa & Massage

Julieta Hernandez, founder and owner of Matrix Spa & Massage, created a comfortable and relaxed environment promoting health and wellness earning her the 2016 Salt Lake City Small Business Excellence Award. Our serene, sanitary facility offers a wide variety of services including Swedish massage, hot stone massage, facials, couples massage, Thai massage and specially designed pregnancy massage. Click here for spa packages and massage coupons in Utah, or contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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Everyone Deserves a Massage Week (July 16-22)

Written by: Matrix Massage and Spa Date of published: . Posted in Articles, Massage, Massage Therapy

‘Everybody deserves a massage week’ is a tradition that has been there for the last 22 years, this year’s week of giving to the community will be from July 16th-22nd this month. Guess what your favorite spa Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City will be doing during the weeklong event? As an attractive massage spa in Utah, we believe that everyone should get a massage and that is why this year we are glad to be giving out our services to the less fortunate.

If you’re not sure whether you need a massage, here are 7 reasons why you should reconsider:

1. Getting a Massage Releases all the Tension from Day to Day Stress

Being stuck in the office all day can be tough, but with a massage, it is possible to correct the imbalance from bad posture and restore your body. Getting a massage will help relax your body muscles and hence neutralize all the built up tension in your body. Therefore you need to treat yourself once in awhile with a great massage to restore your body to its optimum state.

2. Massage Can Help Ease Muscle Pain

Muscle pain is not only disturbing but also excruciating; it usually occurs when pressure is exerted to the muscles, resulting in pain in the muscle areas in the body. But the good news is that with a great massage that will be a thing of the past; it instantly improves blood circulation and eases your pain.

3. It Soothes Anxiety and Depression

Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes we can’t help but get stressed up. Getting a good massage is an excellent stress reliever hence another reason you should book your space now. Research indicates that people who get regular massages have fewer stress levels as compared to those who have never had a massage.

4. Massage Promotes Good Sleep

Did you know that if you get a massage, you will be able to sleep well? Well, this is one great benefit of massage. If you are among those people who have restless nights to enjoy a great night of restful sleep, you should consider getting a massage soon. It also helps patients undergoing chemo and radiotherapy sleep well.
Infants also benefit from massage as it makes them more relaxed and hence boosts their sleeping patterns.

5. It’s Good for Your Skin and Body

The benefits of massage are good for your body because it reduces tension in the muscles, increases blood circulation, and improves joint mobility. A great massage goes a long way in the healing of soft tissue injuries, and even improve one’s skin tone significantly.

6. Massage is a Great Boost for the Mind!

The phrase everything starts in the mind is also true with massage; a clear mind is a useful tool. Getting a massage relaxes your mind hence giving you a sense of calmness, a feel good attitude due to the hormones released during the massage. It helps to lower anxiety levels and enable you to think clearly and make sound decisions even in stressful situations; massage is the best therapy to program your mind adequately.

7. Finally, You Deserve It

After a tough week or month, you surely deserve to treat yourself to a great massage and indulge yourself in the good feeling that comes with it. Giving yourself an opportunity to feel good improves your health and mind, and hence improves your productivity both at work and home.

Join Matrix Spa and Massage in Salt Lake City, Utah for ‘Everyone Deserves a Massage Week’(July 16 – 22)

Feel free to come and experience our massage services at Matrix Spa & Massage located in Utah and experience the best massage in Salt Lake City! We have several coupons and packages designed just for you to make getting a massage easy! Visit Matrix Spa & Massage this week and feel the difference in massage. Give us a call at 801-799-4999 today!

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Benefits of Massage During the Summer

Written by: Matrix Massage and Spa Date of published: . Posted in Articles, Couples Massage, Massage, Massage Therapy

Ahhh! Summer is finally here! It’s time to ditch the old routine and do those things you missed during the winter months. Picnic by the pool, play in the park with the kids, hike a new trail, or tackle a much-needed home improvement project. Don’t forget to schedule vacations and family visits, too. Wait! What about you? Don’t forget to take a breather and relax with the help of a massage from Matrix Massage. Let the Best Salt Lake City massage therapists show you the mental and physical benefits of massage and a full line-up of relaxing services.

Here are just a few of the many reasons you should make time to get a massage (or several) this summer:

Recover from Increased Physical Activity Faster

Longer days and sunny weather invite you to participate in all sorts of physical activities, from mowing the lawn to running that 5K. Stuffing as much as possible into the longer days tends to result in overworked, sore muscles. Let our experienced massage therapists boost cell recovery and reduce inflammation to minimize aches and pain as your muscles protest the increased use. Visiting Matrix Spa & Massage through the summer will keep your muscles limber to reduce the chance of injury.

Combat Swelling in Joints and Limbs

Heat and humidity are not kind to your body. Swelling in joints and limbs is common due to the static accumulation of fluids. By increasing blood flow, the body is able to rid itself of built up fluids. Massage just happens to help increase circulation. When your body is able to keep up with weather changes and your level of activity, the circulatory system does its job with ease. Summer heat and humidity tax that system. One of our specialty services known as lymphatic massage works by pushing fluids through the body. As fluids move, they take the built-up toxins with them, offering you relief from swelling and discomfort.

Clear Your Head and Release Stress

While stress isn’t connected to one season, the addition of outdoor activities and family vacations just adds to life’s daily stressors. Keeping up with the kids and all of their summer plans overwhelms the best parents out there. Slow down, clear your head, and release tension with just one massage session. Taking time to let go and relax can help you recharge for the next round.

Take a “You” Break

Summer months tend to put you on the fast-track. It seems like a never ending cycle of driving to the park, the beach, and sports practices, not to mention family bike rides and camping trip preparations. Even if there are no kids in the picture, the spike in activities you tend to get yourself into usually wipes you out. Experts figure approximately 80 to 90 percent of disease is stress-related. A massage at Matrix Massage can increase the body’s release of endorphins, which relieves pain naturally and produces an almost euphoric sense of well-being.

Receive the Benefits from a Summer Massage

Summer may never be quite what it was when you were eight, and it felt like it would last forever. Now that you are one of the adults, you realize how tired you end up, both mentally and physically. Matrix Massage is here to bring you back into yourself when the summer gets to be too much. We have a deal through the month of June which offers 20 dollars off any regularly priced massage. It’s not our only special! Check our website to see how our services can help with the craziness of summer.

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Weight Loss Benefits of Foot Detox

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How Toxins Affect Weight Loss and Health

More and more people are realizing the benefits of detox foot baths for weight loss. Each day your body is in constant contact with toxic elements. Consistent exposure to these toxins in combination with an unhealthy lifestyle and diet lead to your excretory system not performing optimally. Your excretory system, which is made of organs like your skin, liver, lungs, and kidneys, is responsible for eliminating waste. When your excretory system isn’t working at its best, you feel tired and you’re more prone to disease, as your immune system is weakened.

Many people who are struggling with weight problems have slow metabolisms. Your thyroid regulates your metabolic system, and when your body is loaded with toxins, your metabolism grinds to a halt. This means that regardless of your diet and exercise routine, it’s going to be extremely difficult to lose weight. Getting an ionic foot detox clears your system of these harmful toxins, so you lose weight much easier with a proper diet and exercise plan. You’ll find that it’s much easier to make a permanent lifestyle change when you’re actually seeing results quickly and feeling healthier.