How Often Should You Get a Massage?

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

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.

Consultation with a professional massage therapist will help with the decisions about the styles of massage that are appropriate for each individual, the intensity of the massage, and the suggested frequency for the most beneficial results. Here are some tips that help a person learn the benefits from a regular massage program:

Massage for Stress Relief

Massage is an excellent way to calm down and let go. The intense stress that we all experience just going through our daily routines can be trapped within our muscles. For example, when we work in front of a computer for a long time or frequently talk on a mobile phone, we put the body in a position that can generate strains on our muscles.

These strains cause muscles to get tight and may cause pain if they are not released. Over time, muscle strains from bad posture or repetitive positions that are held by the body may cause other problems with a person’s skeletal structure and nervous system.

Massage for Health Issues

First of all, if there is a health issue, especially serious one, a person should consult with a healthcare practitioner before starting a massage program. After receiving proper advice from a physician, the next step is to consult with the massage professional. Many health conditions are good candidates for the relief that is possible through regular massage. Common examples include chronic neck or back pain and circulatory problems.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) also reports that research studies show that massage is helpful for those with anxiety, mental health issues, cancer, Fibromyalgia, headaches, HIV/AIDS, and immune system disorders. Massage is useful in infant care and perhaps is helpful for autism. Massage may be indicated to help with recovery from heart surgery, to improve glucose levels for those with diabetes, and may help with asthma relief.

One important recommendation from the NIH is to work with a professional, licensed massage therapist. Each state in the U.S. has a license bureau for massage therapists, which offers information about the current license status of any practitioners in the state. Check with the state authority to determine if a specific massage therapist is properly licensed.

Massage as Part of an Exercise Program

When exercising, there is a build of a chemical called lactic acid that stays within the muscles. This is the source of muscular pain and discomfort that arises usually within 24 hours of the exercise routine. By having a sports massage that concentrates on releasing the lactic acid from the muscles, pain is reduced and the recovery time for the muscles to be ready for more exercise is shortened. Massage allows faster and less painful physique improvements as a result of an exercise program.

Massage to Improve Mood

There is no other requirement needed to benefit from a massage, except simply wanting to feel better. Everybody feels better after a light-to-medium level of massage. That great feeling causes natural endorphins to be released in the brain. Endorphins are the brain chemicals that make us all feel better. This is also the reason why massage is helpful for those suffering from depression.

For More Information

More helpful information is available from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), PubMed®, and MedlinePlus.

Contact Licensed Massage Therapists at Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, Utah Today 

Everyone can benefit from a regular massage program. It is important to take care of one’s physical self in order to feel better and to maintain good mental health.

Matrix Spa & Massage is the #1 massage therapist in the Salt Lake City area providing comprehensive services. Contact the spa today for an appointment by email at, or by telephone at 801-799-4999 .

Matrix Spa & Massage is located at 533 S 700 E Salt Lake City. Complimentary parking is available in a secure, private parking lot. Contact our experienced and licensed massage therapists today to schedule an appointment!

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7 Holistic Healing Services of Matrix Spa & Massage

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

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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Matrix Spa & Massage Loves Giving Back to the Community

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

Where Does Our Passion for Giving Back Come From?  

The passion for giving back all started when the owner was a struggling student living at the YWCA and attending Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1998. Julieta became involved in the Y’s program to assist young women in transition and gave massages for donations to support herself while going to school. Two women who received massages from Julieta  during those early days prior to graduation remain her clients today! In this era of shifting business loyalties, these relationships are a testament to exceptionalism in cultivating enduring professional relationships.

In 2001, Julieta launched Matrix Spa & Massage, with a mission to create a place of healing, for herself and others. And, she has been healing ever since—for more than 20 years.

Weight Loss Benefits of Foot Detox

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

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.

Valentine’s Day Massage Gift Certificate

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

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Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate the one you love, but from booking restaurant reservations to choosing the perfect gift, the happy occasion can quickly turn into a stressful whirlwind. Instead, why not give your partner the gift of stress relief for Valentine’s Day? Massages are the perfect, intimate gift to set the mood for the rest of your romantic holiday, and Matrix Spa & Massage is here to offer a wide variety of choices for you and your Valentine.

Benefits of Massage for Those with Depression & Anxiety

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

Best Massage for anxiety and depression at Matrix Massage Spa.

Massage can be very helpful to people with depression as it can help one get relaxed. Massage helps to relax both body and mind. The body’s response to stress is lowered, and it also helps to stabilize the moods. At Matrix Massage Spa, we provide massage services that are both friendly and professional which will leave you relaxed and asking for more.