Massage today is no longer a luxury- it is a necessity. With all the uncertainties of life, our bodies are bound to hold tension as we navigate through life. Sometimes, this tension manifests as pain that can easily be relieved with the help of regular massage. Studies show that eighty percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
When you get a massage, you begin to feel better before the massage therapist even enters the room… Your nerves start to unwind just by carving out some time for yourself and being in a dimly lit, quiet space surrounded by calming music and soothing scents. During your massage, it’s all about you and your needs.
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The warm sheets feel smooth on your skin. As soon as your massage begins, all that tension and stress you’ve been carrying begins to dissipate through the healing power of touch.
As you settle onto the massage table, remaining still, you can focus on the rhythm of your own breath, quieting your mind and letting your thoughts pass by.
You’re truly engaging in the present moment — otherwise known as mindfulness.
The health benefits of relaxation massage extend beyond simply soothing aches and pains. For the same reasons that a massage is relaxing, it can also soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which helps to lower blood pressure and raise spirits.
It is also an effective way to promote healthy sleep as it affects delta waves, the brain waves connected to deep sleep. The stress-reducing powers of massage can also keep you healthy, increasing the function of your immune system and helping to increase white blood cell counts.
What sets deep tissue massage apart is its ability to impact the deeper layers of muscle and tissue. This means that getting a deep tissue massage is more about stimulation than relaxation.
If you have regular aches and pains due to compromised posture or stiffness/soreness because of the nature of how you hold your body most often over time, deep tissue massage can help relieve the pain and soreness.
Deep tissue massage can also reduce internal scar tissue from injuries and improve movement. In addition, it can help relieve the symptoms of arthritis while lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Deep Tissue is our most popular style of massage, and we excel in these techniques at JTB!
Pregnancy massage provides benefits for the body, mind, and baby. It can alleviate stress on weight-bearing joints and assist in remedying many of the common discomforts of pregnancy such as lower-back pain, leg cramps, fatigue, and hip and joint pain.
Pregnancy massage can also stabilize hormonal levels and help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Along with the guidance and advice of a prenatal care provider, massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care for the duration of your pregnancy as an emotional and physical health supplement.
Regular massage during pregnancy has been shown to improve pregnancy outcomes and maternal health.
Himalayan Salt Stones contain 84 naturally occurring minerals. The minerals provide a gentle exfoliation on the skin, making the skin feel smooth and soft after your massage session.
Himalayan Salt Stones also give off negative ions. What does this mean? When there are too many positive ions in the body, which we are exposed to often due to cell phones and other technology, it can lead to inflammation. Therefore, being massaged with the stones helps balance the positive ions with negative ions.
The minerals in the Himalayan Salt stones assist in the detoxification process of massage. Massage alone is detoxifying because it is moving the blood and the lymph around in the body. It helps to circulate the toxins out of the body. The minerals in the stones help to draw out the toxins even further.
The stones themselves are antimicrobial, making it a very safe and sanitary option for an add on to your massage during these times. Himalayan Salt Rocks are heated, adding a comforting, earthy element to your massage as well.
Cupping massage provides a kind of reverse massage, pulling up through the tissue, creating stretch, and increasing hydration and blood flow.
Pain and tension are reduced in a fraction of the time and with much less discomfort than with other manual techniques.
Five minutes of cupping massage can relax the tissue as much as 30 minutes of manual work, while static cupping is like having an extra therapist working on your tight areas, while your therapist is free to work on other needy muscles!