Health Benefits of Massage – Well Beyond Stress Relief

by crblog - December 12th, 2014.
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When it comes to massage, plenty of studies have shown that this alternative therapy can help relieve stress, reduce pain and nix muscle tension.

In addition, according to the Mayo Clinic, research shows regular massage can help with anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, stress-related insomnia, myofascial pain syndrome, nerve pain, soft tissue strains, sports injuries and temporomandibular (or jaw) pain.

And more than that …

“Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist,” Mayo says.

Cooper Spa Craig Ranch, a serene oasis located in the Cooper Fitness Center, offers a full range of massage techniques for members and non-members.

Swedish massage: For tension in the muscles and tissue.

Deep-tissue massage: Therapeutic massage focusing on trigger points in the muscle tissue by using strong pressure. Ideal for an active person or someone who needs relief from extended muscle soreness or tightness. 

Fitness massage: Integrating deep-tissue massage with deep stretching to release tension, increase vitality and enhance flexibility.
Stone therapy massage: Combines Swedish techniques with the placement of warm and cool stones to loosen tight muscles, relieve stress and ease tension.

Aromatherapy massage: A blend of pure essential oils to reduce anxiety and lift the mood.
Neck and shoulder massage: No time for a full massage? Target the neck and shoulder area based on your preferred pressure to get rid of the tension where it builds.

Texas two-step massage
: Massage as a couples activity! Enjoy side-by-side massages with your spouse or a friend.

What do you think – time to say, “Ahhhhhhhh”?

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