What Types of Massage are Best for Treating Fibromyalgia Pain?

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Hand Massage

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.

Make your Pregnancy Easier with a Prenatal Massage

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Happy Mother-to-be

When pregnant, many women think that they just have to put up with all of the pains and misery that generally come along with carrying a child. However, many of the most uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy can be eased or even eliminated with a prenatal massage. Learn how a pregnancy massage can both ease your pain and actually make the delivery process easier for you.

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

Woman on Massage table at Matrix Massage & Spa

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.

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.

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.

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