4 Common Questions About Massage for Sciatica Pain

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If you have sciatica, you know the pain and discomfort this condition can cause — often limiting your enjoyment of everyday activities. Rather than suffering through the pain, consider therapeutic massage for sciatica pain, which can help improve your quality of life. Here’s a look at four key questions regarding sciatica treatment and massage therapy.

Massage for Stiff Muscles and Joints During the Winter

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Massage in the Winter

Relieve Cold Weather Aches and Pains with Massage

During the cold, wet winter months many of us often have trouble being active due to increased muscle aches and joint pains. Fortunately, massage for winter aches and stiff muscles is a proven, effective way to eliminate pain and enjoy outdoor winter fun without feeling like a Scrooge. Beyond improving flexibility and circulation, massage therapy is also an effective treatment for chronic conditions, diseases and seasonal depression like the ‘winter blues’.

3 Ways Postpartum Massage Can Help New Moms

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Mother with Newborn child

Having a baby brings happiness to moms all around the world. At this time, you go through many changes. During the postpartum period, you may experience sleeping difficulties, hormone fluctuation, soreness, and swelling. A postpartum massage can be as beneficial to a new mother as massage during pregnancy.

What Types of Massage are Best for Treating Fibromyalgia Pain?

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Massage for Treating 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.

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.

Massage Gift Certificates Perfect for Moms, Dads, and Grads

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Massage Gift Certificates are a Perfect Gift

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.

How Often Should You Get a Massage?

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

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Daily massage is beneficial for optimum health. Massage is relaxing, improves circulation, and helps removes toxins from the body. There are different styles of massage, such as Swedish, Shiatsu, and Rolfing. These styles can vary in intensity from light massage, massage that concentrates on acupuncture pressure points, to deep-tissue, intensive massage.

7 Holistic Healing Services of Matrix Spa & Massage

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Cupping Treatment at Matrix Massage & Spa

Healing Art of Massage

Optimal health and clarity through the healing art of massage come 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.

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.
If you’re used to Swedish massages, it’s definitely going to feel a little rougher. However, you should always communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is too much. If you’re tensing up and muscle guarding during a deep tissue massage, the benefits of the massage may be lessened.
It’s important to be realistic about what one deep tissue massage can achieve. Many people want just one session to get rid of all the tension they’ve built up in their body over decades. They ask for more pressure, thinking that if the therapist just pushes hard enough, all their knots will go away after an hour. They won’t. It’s going to take a few sessions for the best results, based on your body and lifestyle, and increasing the pressure a masseuse uses doesn’t necessarily help. Your problems likely amassed over a lifetime of strain, stress and poor posture. If you have chronic problems, it will probably take a combination of massage, exercise and relaxation techniques to stem the problem.

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