At Destination Wellness we offer a 60 minute, full-body massage, using a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Hands free Massage techniques tailored to the individuals need.
We aim to relax, loosen and stretch the muscles, releasing areas of tension and the build-up of toxins in the body. Through a range of massage techniques, and deep pressure on the contracted areas, you will experience increase blood flow and lymph drainage. As the muscles loosen and stretch, so the relaxation response is activated, the nervous system is calmed and balanced, mental and emotional tension is eased, and the body is realigned.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Therapy
If you have a condition like arthritis and are suffering from chronic pain as a result, massage can be an effective method for managing that pain in a natural way. Talk to your massage therapist about your pain points so he or she can target those areas and use a motion to improve local circulation and reduce muscle tension.
Decreased Stress & Increased Relaxation
Many of us live demanding lives, both over-scheduled and over-worked. Stress can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension and sometimes pain. Stress can also manifest in the mind with increased worry or anxiety. Massage helps to clear the body and mind of unwanted responses to stress by calming the nervous system and relaxing muscular tension.
Increases Flexibility & Range of Motion
Massage can elongate the muscles, open and lubricate the joints and decrease swelling, all of which can ease movement and increase flexibility. By incorporating stretching techniques, massage can also increase a more fluid range of motion.
Increases Overall Energy
Increased circulation and decreased stress can lead to a general boost of energy.
While postural imbalances have many sources, including overworked muscles due to repetitive strain, overcompensating muscles to ease stress on overworked muscles, prolonged sitting, or injury, massage helps to ease the muscular holding that underlies postural imbalance.
Increase Blood Flow
Massage therapy can dilate the blood vessels and widen the membrane pores, improving your body’s ability to deliver fresh blood to muscles and organs.
Endorphin Release to Improve Mood
Research shows increased serotonin and dopamine in massage recipients, improving their mood and feeling of emotional well-being.
Support Healthy Immunity
When it comes to overall health, it is important to take a holistic approach. Increased physical pain can also increase mental stress and an increase in stress from environmental factors can manifest in the muscles. In addition, any stress can lead to an immune deficiency. Because massage encourages relaxation and a decrease in body tension, it supports a healthy immune system.
Studies show that getting a massage increases serotonin levels in the body, so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Many headaches or migraines are a result of stress and/or poor circulation. massage relieves the stress associated with tension headaches and improves circulation.
The significant benefits of a Therapeutic Massage make it clear that a regular massage regimen is more than a luxury, but indeed an important ingredient in the cultivation of physical and emotional well-being. Maybe you just want a “relaxation” massage. But know, that in your relaxation, you are also taking care of both your body and mind in fundamental yet important ways.
Are you ready to discover the benefits that a massage regimen could bring to you?