Reasons to Enjoy a Summertime Massage

Written by Julieta Hernandez , Posted in Articles, Massage Therapy

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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.

A Professional Active Massage Can Ease Summertime Sore Muscles

Whether you’re spending more time tending to the rose garden or the kids insist that you push them on the swings every evening, your muscles notice when your daily activity level increases. Your body was designed for movement and you’ll enjoy many health benefits as a result of your active summer, but painful muscle soreness can easily slow you down.

A massage will help reduce that sore sensation while calming muscle spasms and cramps that often come with overuse. This is just what your muscles need to recover quickly so that you can bounce back from a high-intensity day or week and move forward to your next summer adventure. If you’re a runner enjoying the summer charity events or an athlete, then you have even more reason to pamper those muscles so that they can keep up with your productive training season.

Routine Active Massage Can Alleviate Common Side Effects of Stress

It seems like long summer days should leave you exhausted and ready to crash for hours of deep, rejuvenating sleep. Unfortunately, many people experience their fair share of stress and restlessness despite the beautiful weather. We’re talking about the tension headache that surfaces out of the blue as energetic children run through the house screaming and the pressure you feel trying to track down a babysitter so that you can get just a couple hours of housework accomplished.

Scheduling a massage at least once a month will decrease your stress level while improving your quality of sleep and stimulating more energy so that you can keep up with your summer obligations. You may even notice that it’s easy to focus at work when your muscles receive the attention that they desperately need. Not only can massage release endorphins that boost your mood and ease pain, but it can lower your blood pressure and clear your mind.

Stiff, Swollen Legs Find Fast, Natural Relief in the Hands of a Skilled Massage Therapist

Do you tend to avoid your sandals and flip flops since your ankles get puffy in the summer? You may even feel stiffness in your legs as your lymphatic system tries to control water retention and swelling that can occur naturally as a result of hot weather. You can make sure that you’re drinking enough water, but a massage is what you really need to reduce the swelling and get those sandals out of the closet.

Clear time in your schedule for a Swedish Massage or a Deep Tissue Massage. Book routine sports massages to support your muscles during this intense training season. You may even want to treat someone special to an impromptu couple’s massage. It’s the perfect way to escape from the kids and bring some romance back into your world. Book your appointment today and let Matrix Spa & Massage help you enjoy your summer!

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Julieta Hernandez

Julieta is the owner of Matrix Spa & Massage in Salt Lake City, UT. She and her staff pride themselves on providing the best massages in a truly comfortable and relaxed environment.

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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