The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Use and Massage Therapy

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

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What is an Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas use a special type of light to create a heated environment that enables the elimination of toxins, enhanced pain relief, continued relaxation after a massage, and many other types of health benefits. Like traditional saunas, an infrared sauna uses heat to effect positive changes in your body. The primary difference between an infrared sauna and traditional sauna is that an infrared sauna works to gently heat only your body, while a traditional sauna heats the entire space, which can lead to experiencing uncomfortably high temperatures. Learn how time spent in an infrared sauna can positively impact your own health.

All About Hot Stone Massage

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

Hot Stone Massage at Matrix Massage and Spa

Hot Stone Massage Brings Pain Relief and Deep Relaxation When You Need it Most

Sure, the weather in the Salt Lake City area is getting cold as the holiday season arrives, but have you considered warming up with an ultra-relaxing hot stone massage? This ancient practice can speed the healing of numerous aliments and will leave every muscle in your body relaxed. Although people with some physical conditions should select an alternate massage therapy, at Massage Matrix, we can help you feel your best during the chilly months ahead.

How Massage Can Benefit You and Other Arthritis Sufferers

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

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Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans today, and one out of two people will statistically be diagnosed with arthritis at some point. Although dozens of different types of arthritis exist, the primary two forms which affect the greatest number of people are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Let’s take a look at what each of these arthritic diseases entails and the possible massage treatments for each.

Can I Get Insurance to Pay for Massage Therapy?

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

Massage therapy is utilized for the treatment of a variety of health issues ranging from stress to certain medical conditions. For example, health conditions including insomnia, TMJ, anxiety, and nerve pain can be treated using massage therapy. Medically backed benefits of a massage include decreased stress, improved circulation, and reduced pain. Plus, getting a massage is simply rejuvenating to your body and mind. So, wouldn’t it be nice if your insurance would cover your next massage?

Understanding the Differences Between Sports Massages and Swedish Massages

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

 

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When it comes to getting a massage, there are a number of different options available depending upon the person’s lifestyle and preferences. Two of the more popular options are sports massages and Swedish massages. Each massage uses different techniques to help people relax and physically recover. Understanding what makes each option unique and the circumstances that might make one preferable over another can help people make the choice that is right for them.

Pregnancy Symptoms by Trimester: Using Massage to Reduce Discomfort

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

Pregnancy Symptoms by Trimester

Pregnancy affects a woman’s body physically and emotionally for the entire cycle. Even women who have had other pregnancies experience the changes to some degree. Each trimester presents unique challenges with which a woman must cope. Massage therapy is one way to manage some of the uncomfortable changes and create a more pleasant experience for the new mom.

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.
It 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, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
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 to be 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.

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