Sciatica Massage for Pain Relief

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Back pain is a very common problem in the U.S. today, and sciatica is one of the most common causes of it. This painful condition is not a diagnosis itself, but a symptom of a bigger problem. Whatever its cause, sciatica sufferers need relief from this often debilitating condition. Though medications, surgery, and physical therapy are common ways to find relief, many patients also find massage therapy beneficial. At Matrix Spa and Massage, we offer a variety of massage options to relieve your pain.

Reasons to Enjoy a Summertime Massage

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You know all about the pleasures of summer, but what about the seasonal pains? We’re talking about the way your shoulders ache when you spend too much time swimming or playing in the water with your children or grandchildren. What about the neck cramps and stiff joints that come along with long vacation flights? If you enjoy summer sports, you know the discomfort of shin splints and tennis elbow. You may also feel your back complain after an intense hike or mountain biking session.

You want to enjoy an active lifestyle while the weather is accommodating, and the massage therapists at Matrix Spa & Massage want to ease those seasonal pains so that you enjoy the warm weather to the fullest. You’re welcome to come visit any of our locations when you’re ready to indulge in the following benefits of a summertime massage.

Benefits of Sports Massage for Soccer Players

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Sports-Massage-UtahIt’s summertime, and with soccer season in full swing, it’s important to take care of yourself. That means staying hydrated, stretching, and getting a sports massage by Matrix Massage Spa. Whether you’re a pro athlete, a weekend warrior, or talented amateur, if you play soccer, you need to take care of yourself with regular sports massages.

Mother’s Day Massage Packages

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Mother and Daughter

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and for most people, this means scrambling to come up with the perfect gift idea. No matter what your age, there’s a good chance that your mom is one of the most important people in your life. Furthermore, you likely have other mothers in your life (whether it be the mother of your own children or a grandmother, aunt, or close friend) that you’d like to honor on this special holiday.

Rather than going with the “typical” gift of flowers or a restaurant gift card this Mother’s Day, why not do something extraordinary? You can’t go wrong with presenting that special woman in your life with a Matrix Spa & Massage gift card; such a gift provides an excellent opportunity for Mom to feel better, look better, sleep better, and enjoy some much-deserved relaxation.

Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief

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Carpal-Tunnel-Wrist-Pain-MassageWhat is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the inflammation or entrapment of nerves within the carpal tunnel of the wrist, which can cause pain and numbness. The carpal tunnel contains the median nerve and a number of muscle tendons. The nerve controls both feeling and control of your thumb and all of your fingers except for your little finger. The pain of carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve, sometimes by fluid buildup or other conditions that can cause the carpal tunnel to decrease in size, such as swelling.

Benefits of Thai Massage

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Thai Massage at Matrix Massage and Spa

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to receive the benefits of trigger point, neuromuscular therapy, stretching, and energy work all at once? This is exactly what Thai massage can offer. The exciting thing about Thai massage is how unique the practice is. Thai massage is a deep, full-body treatment. Without the use of oils or creams, certified therapists perform the massage using their feet, knees and body weight – all while the client is fully clothed. Your therapist will start at the feet, and progress up to the head. Instead of a massage table, the therapist uses a padded mat on the floor to perform your massage. These unique characteristics of Thai massage definitely offer many benefits to clients. We will look at a few of them below.

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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