If you’re stressed and sore, you may think there’s nothing you can do but take some over-the-counter pain relievers and plow through your day. You don’t have to grin and bear it.
Go get a massage!
Massage therapy involves using different pressures, movements, and techniques to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues in the body. With the goal of slowing down your nervous system, massage therapy can be used to release stress and tension, provide relief from symptoms, heal injuries, and support wellness.
A massage is a great tool for relaxation, pain relief, easing muscle tension, and more.
Learn more about the common types of massage and their benefits.
Feeling stressed? A Swedish massage is the classic go-to for major relaxation. Swedish massage is typically a full-body massage that uses a gentle touch. It’s a good pick for people new to massages. It can help calm your nervous system. Swedish massage is also a good avenue for encouraging a relaxed emotional state of mind which can directly impact your muscles
Trigger point massage
A knot in your neck or a tight spot in your back is known as a trigger point. “A trigger point is a tiny muscle spasm or tight spot in the tissue. In a trigger-point massage, the massage therapist uses focused and direct pressure to target those spots. This increases blood flow to the areas, helping them release. This type of massage can also be helpful for people with chronic pain.
Deep tissue massage
Your muscles can get tight from repeated use — even from something less active like sitting, driving or hunching over your laptop. Deep tissue massage gets into your muscles and tendons to release that tightness. It’s good for people with injuries, general muscle tightness and chronic muscle pain.
The fascia is a web of connective tissue under the skin. It supports the muscles and allows us to move freely. When you get a myofascial release, your massage therapist will knead and stretch the muscles and fascia to work out tension and tightness. It’s a form of deep stretching often used together with other therapeutic massage techniques. It’s great for opening uptightness in your neck, shoulders, and your upper and lower back.
Sports massages are similar to deep-tissue massages, but they zero in on the muscles that take a beating when you play sports or do another repetitive physical activity. Athletes and dancers use their bodies differently than the average person.
A massage therapist with experience in sports massage can get in there to break up muscle tightness and address sports injuries.
Lymphatic fluid has several important functions, including maintaining fluid levels and removing waste products from the body. Lymphatic massage uses a gentle touch to help lymphatic fluid flow more freely through the body. Lymphatic massage is great for people with inflammation — including people with illnesses like arthritis, as well as people who have had mastectomies, which often involve removing the lymph nodes.
Thai Traditional Massage
If you are feeling worn out by the strains of everyday obligations and stress our qualified and experienced Thai massage therapists provide professional massage solutions that help to ease your muscle pain, pressure, and tension.
Thai Oil Massage
Thai massage combined with oil is a variant of Traditional Thai massage, as a firm pressure and deep rhythmic movements along meridian/energy lines of the body are applied to stimulate the tissues. A mix of stretching, consistent pressure, rhythmic massage and rolling techniques are used over the whole body.
Prenatal massages are great for helping moms-to-be relax and can help address the aches and pains of growing a baby. Prenatal massages are wonderful for taking pressure off the hips and can help with swelling in the feet and legs. When mom is relaxed and feeling well, the baby benefits, too.