Everyone Deserves a Massage Week (July 16-22)

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Woman Enjoying a Massage

‘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:

Benefits of Massage During the Summer

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Outdoor Couples Massage

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:

Matrix Spa & Massage Loves Giving Back to the Community

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

Caring Hands

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

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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.

Valentine’s Day Massage Gift Certificate

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Matrix Massage Spa - Valentine’s Day Massage Utah - Couples Massage Valentine's Day Utah

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

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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.

Benefits of Massage for Holiday Stress Relief

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Benefits of Massage in Utah - Matrix Massage & Spa

If you already are experiencing stress in other areas of your life, you may be especially vulnerable to increased anxiety during the holidays. When you find yourself stressed, don’t overlook how serious the physical problems that can develop as a result. Let the professionals at Matrix Spa & Massage offer some welcome relief to the stress brought on by the holidays.

Swedish Massage vs. Deep Tissue Massage

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A Girl Enjoying Massage at Matrix Massage Spa in Utah

Massage therapy has become an increasingly popular way for people to relax after stressful events or just to be pampered. Most cities have at least one spa or massage therapy clinic, and those facilities typically offer a wide variety of options. If you are new to massage therapy, it can be difficult to know what you need. At Matrix Spa and Massage, we strive to assist our customers in making the best choices for their particular needs. Two of the most popular types of massage are Swedish Massage and 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.
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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