Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy and How Can it Help Me?

We all have our ways of relaxing. Some prefer watching a movie, some love reading a book, while some go for a long walk. But have you ever thought of going for a massage to unwind and destress? Massage therapy is an excellent way to improve your physical and mental health. In this blog, we’ll explore what massage therapy means, its benefits and how it can help you. So let’s get started!
 
Massage therapy involves the application of pressure to the muscles and soft tissues of the body. It is often performed using hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, or even feet, depending on the technique. Different massage techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Hot Stone, and Sports Massage. The primary goal of massage therapy is to improve blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, and relieve pain.

Benefits of Massage

Massage has several benefits, ranging from physical to emotional. Regular sessions can help improve muscle tone, relieve stress, and promote better sleep. It can also help to alleviate pain associated with certain conditions and diseases, including fibromyalgia, arthritis, and chronic headaches. Massage therapy is also useful in promoting mental wellness. It can reduce anxiety and depression, improve overall mood, and even boost your immune system.

Many people may be hesitant to try massage therapy due to the misconception that it is only a luxury for the rich. However, in reality, massage therapy has become much more affordable and accessible over the years. Many insurance plans now cover some or all of the costs of massage therapy. 

Massage Therapy for Overall Well-Being

If you are considering getting a massage, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, be sure to communicate with your therapist beforehand about any medical conditions or injuries you may have. It is crucial that they know what areas to avoid or focus on during the session. Second, do not eat a large meal before the massage, as a full stomach can make it more difficult for the therapist to work on your muscles. Finally, drink plenty of water afterward to help flush out any toxins that may have been released during the massage.
 
Massage therapy is an excellent way to improve your mental and physical well-being. It is an affordable, safe, and effective technique for reducing stress, increasing relaxation, and alleviating pain. Whether it’s Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, or Hot Stone, there is a massage technique to suit everyone’s requirements. Consider incorporating massage therapy at The Balance Health and Wellness Center into your self-care regimen to help nourish both your body and soul. I hope this blog has given you a better insight into what massage therapy means and its benefits. 

The Facial Acupuncture component can be beneficial in the following areas:

  • Tightens pores and brightens eyes
  • Tone sagging areas of the face
  • Bring more firmness to the sagging skin
  • Eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
  • Decrease puffiness and sagging around the eyes
  • Reduces stress and promotes total health and well being
  • Increase Facial Muscle tone through improving collagen production
  • Reduce double chin, sagging neck and lift drooping mouth and eyelids
  • Bells Palsy and Stroke recovery
  • TMJ (Jaw) problems or stiffness
  • Reduces symptoms of Neuropathy
  • Enhance the radiance of the complexion

 

As a result of these effects, fine wrinkles will disappear and deeper ones will be reduced. This treatment is not merely confined to the face, but also incorporates the entire body and constitutional issues of health from digestive issues and lack of energy, through to stress, depression and much more.

Each treatment involves the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles into specific areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, feet, and legs to affect changes in the face as well as the whole body. On your first visit, we discuss your overall health history, including any physical, mental or emotional issues in your life that you feel you want to work on. We will evaluate what changes you would like to see in your face and skin as well as discuss your overall health goals, and then begin your treatment. Ultra fine needles are inserted while you are relaxing and lying down on a comfortable massage table. Once the needles are in place, you rest for 20-30 minutes. Facial acupuncture treatments are not limited to just acupuncture. They quite often include massage, jade roller and/or derma rollers, application of select herbal washes/toners/moisturizers appropriate for your skin type and tone, and end with a mask application if requested. In general, the treatments are very relaxing and take anywhere from 75-90 minutes.​

 

Why treat the body and not just the face?

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