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Select The Right Massage For You

| by Chris Mann, under Wellness

The benefits of massage therapy are numerous. Massage can help relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety and promote good sleep. Different types of massage offer different benefits, so choosing the right massage is as important as selecting the right pair of shoes - they are not “one size fits all”. Here are some tips to help you select a massage that will offer the most benefit to you based on your particular physical and emotional needs.

A Starter Massage

If you’re new to massage and not entirely sure which techniques will be most successful for you, a Swedish Massage is a classic, and it’s a great choice for newbies. A Swedish Massage utilizes long, flowing movements to improve muscle and skin circulation, reduce tension and help impart a feeling of inner peace. This massage goes beyond relaxation as it increases blood flow to the heart and reduces stress levels.

Post-Workout Relief

If you workout regularly or participate in sports, your muscles may need a little TLC from being stretched and strained. A Deep Tissue Massage utilizes strategic strokes combined with trigger point therapy to help relieve muscle tension, increase circulation and help promote muscle repair. This type of massage therapy can also help reduce inflammation and pain in overworked muscles and ligaments.

Pain Reduction Therapy

People with conditions such as fibromyalgia or arthritis sometimes struggle with pain on a daily basis. In many cases, regular massage therapy can be an effective pain management technique. For pain reduction, try a Therapeutic Stone Massage. This service features a time-honored practice which combines hot stones and deep tissue massage techniques to increase circulation, relieve pain and promote a deep sense of relaxation.

Find Your Zen

There’s no doubt that life is often too fast paced, and high levels of stress can wreak havoc on your body and mind. Massage can help lessen anxiety, promote calm and reduce the occurrence of many stress-related medical conditions such as digestive issues. To truly soothe your soul and induce deep relaxation, opt for a calming massage such as the Woodhouse Signature Four-Handed Massage in which two massage therapists utilize reflexology and also perform choreographed, rhythmic movements throughout a full body and scalp massage.

Prenatal Bliss

Mothers-to-be often struggle with swelling of the extremities, fatigue or poor sleep. A prenatal massage such as the Mellow Mama can help reduce puffiness in hands and feet, rehydrate the skin, soothe lower back muscle tightness, promote deeper sleep and leave moms-to-be feeling restored and rejuvenated.

Once you select the massage that’s right for you, be sure to communicate to your massage therapist your unique expectations and the results you’re hoping to achieve. The Woodhouse Day Spa - Dayton is located in the Greene Town Center in Beavercreek - convenient to all of Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding suburbs. Contact us today to select and book your OH spa massage.

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