Here at Intuitive Touch Body Spa we take pride in offering high-quality Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy has been utilized all around the world for thousands of years as a means of health & beauty. Nowadays, many people get massage therapy for numerous reasons, with relaxation being a main one. There is becoming more proof of just how good massage is for us. Some of the many health benefits to be received from a massage may include:
Soothes sore muscles & joints
Pain Management for chronic issues (Fibromyalgia, Tendonitis, Arthritis, etc) when NOT in acute phase
Promotes better sleep
Alleviates anxiety & depression
Healthier, better looking skin
Increases circulation & Stimulates lymph flow
Enhances immune function
Can help lower blood pressure
Promotes healthy habits
Instill a positive self image
Helps with Sensory Integration Disorders/Touch Sensitivities
Regular massage (at least once a month) is recommended for optimal health. Massage is considered an alternative or holistic therapy. If you have a medical condition, please ask your physician about receiving massage first. Some health issues will need a doctor’s clearance prior to massage treatment.
It should also be noted that drinking plenty of water before AND after a massage is critical. Since massage increases circulation and stimulates lymph flow, toxins and waste buildup in the muscles are released, therefore plenty of water is needed to help flush the toxins completely out of the system. If enough water is not drunk, there is a possibility of muscle soreness. Another reason to drink plenty of water after a massage is because it dehydrates the system. A good rule of thumb is that you are probably never drinking enough water after a massage! You probably need twice as much as you normally drink in a day, and possibly more. Deeper pressure, heat therapies (Steam, Hot Stone, etc.,) and longer treatments will require even more water. Headaches after a massage can also indicate insufficient hydration.
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