December 22nd, 2012 • Posted by Ann Marie Tipton • Permalink
It's that time of year again...
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS!
Everyone likes a fresh start and most people make New Year's resolutions in order to improve themselves whether it be improvement of the mind or body. My question is: Why not make one of your resolutions something that improves your mind AND body? Massage therapy reaps dozens of benefits for your body's muscles and circulation, as well as benefiting your peace of mind by relief of stress.
When making your list this year, do not just think about going to the gym consistently to lose weight, but also think about how your body could react to this change of lifestyle by pushing yourself mentally and physically at the gym. Massage is an excellent addition for anyone's workout regimen. When the body goes through new changes and muscles are being excercised that are not used to being worked out, those muscles become sore and swollen, no pain no gain, right? In order for those sore muscles to completely repair and continue improvement, the body needs lots of stretching and muscles need release of tension so that they can grow properly and improve one's metabolism. That is where massage therapy comes in! Not only are you treating yourself to a relaxing massage, but you are also helping yourself complete your personal goals with your body by giving them the proper treatment that they need to improve. Another reason massage therapy is a great resolution if you intend on starting an intense workout plan is because it can be a motivator for your commitment and determination at they gym. I used to always treat myself with a pedicure every two weeks if I stuck to my plan, but recently switched my motivating treat to massage therapy because of the benefits and improvement it makes on my own body.
At Select Massage, we have a wide variety of services to cater to our client's needs. Deep tissue can strongly benefit sore muscles by applying medium to hard pressure in order to get rid of tight knots inside muscles. Also, sports massage is an excellent choice for clients who need intense stretching after a long week at the gym. Whichever the client chooses, they will be guaranteed to feel relieved and relaxed after their appointments. When you think of the new year of 2013, consider adding monthly massage sessions to your list, you will thank yourself for your commitment later.
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November 16th, 2012 • Posted by Ann Marie Tipton • Permalink
Happy Holidays Readers!
It's that time of year again, HOLIDAY SEASON! Traditional American holidays this time of year bring several joys including turkey dinners, excessive shopping, cookie baking, family bonding, fun decor and that overwhelming sense of satisfying relief when you complete your Christmas list. This year, Select Massage would like to lend you a helping hand to ease the difficulty of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Forget about horrid Wal-Mart trips in the middle of the night, raging mall traffic, crazy shoppers and lines that wrap around the Best Buy building... thrice. Purchasing a Select Massage gift card is not only simplistic for the giver, but a gift card for a massage or other spa service will benefit the gift reciever's health, beauty and well being.
Everyone could agree that this time of year brings on the most stress due to intense holiday and end of year preparation, especially for the woman of the household. Your friends and family will love you forever for giving them a gift that relieves stress and tension. Worried that a massage is not tangible enough for a Christmas gift? The definition of tanigible is "perceptible by touch," which means a massage gift card is right up your alley because massage therapy is all about releasing tension in your muscles and helping the flow of circulation BY TOUCH from your licensed massage therapist. Select Massage has made purchasing gift cards accessible from your home computer. By going to www.selectmassageinc.com, our customers can view and create the different options for gift cards. Also, our customers have the ability to purchase these gift cards online and send them to their desired recipients, all from your home computer or smart phone.
What are you waiting for? Visit our website to begin the shopping frenzy and do not hesitate to call our spa with any questions or concerns. (866) 977-7228.
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October 12th, 2012 • Posted by Ann Marie Tipton • Permalink
As stated in our last blog from Select Massage, massage therapy offers several health and wellness benefits. Some of these benefits can be experienced immediately during the session, and other benefits arrive over time after a few sessions.
One interesting benefit I have discovered through research and personal experience is the decrease in water retention through therapeutic massage!
Water retention is usually a larger issue for women and within warm climates; however, most people retain water without realizing. Water retention can best be described as edema which is when your body is holding high amounts of fluid, resulting in bloating. Surprisingly, the main cause of water retention is from dehydration; therefore, people experiencing bloating should drink more water to prevent water retention.
The question you are probably asking yourself is, "How does getting a relaxing massage actually decrease water retention?" Massage is a way for your muscles to communicate with your nervous system. This communication consists of messages to the muscles, telling them to 'let go and relax.' While this is happening, your body's circulation increases and helps drain tissues of excess fluid accumulation.
When speaking with your massage therapist, inform them if you are experiencing water retention and they will work with you and inform you to drink a couple of glasses of water after the session to help release the trapped fluids.
I hope this information has led to you making the right decision to book your next massage this weekend to experience deep relaxation and decrease water retention. CALL 866-977-7228
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