Massages Make You Feel Great. Did You Know They Can Also Make You Healthier?

massage for healthWhen you first look for your certified massage therapist in Philadelphia, you may just be seeking a little time for relaxation. But, did you know a massage can also make you healthier? There are many mental and physical benefits of massage.

Stress relief. Seek out a Philadelphia spa massage therapist to help you relax your muscles and your mind. A common massage used to reduce stress and lower anxiety is called the Swedish massage. This is one of the most popular styles of massage in Philadelphia and around the country. It is a gentle massage that involves long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping. Your certified massage therapist will use this style to help relax and energize you.

Strengthens immune system. This is in part because massages relieve stress, which improves your immune system, and because clinical studies have indicated massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity. Simply put, massage increases the activity level of the body’s natural “killer” cells, which fight off sickness. So, getting a massage is very useful, especially during the months when everyone seems to be sick.

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10 Health Reasons to Start 2014 with a Massage

Massage Therapy Philadelphai PAAs the holidays come to an end and your routine become more normalized, its time to think about you and your health. More than an indulgence, massage therapy can help you sleep better, reduce aches and pains, and boost your immune system.

While massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine, it is increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Research into the many health benefits of massage will help you put aside any thoughts that massage is only an indulgence.

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Five Reasons That a Spa Facial is a Necessity

Spa Facial: Rittenhouse SquareIf the eyes are a window to the soul, then the skin is a mirror, reflecting your overall health and vitality for the entire world to see.

The skin is the largest organ in the body and works valiantly every day to protect us. Skin is a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. Skin also releases antibacterial substances that prevent infection as well as manufactures vitamin D that converts calcium into healthy bones.

Shouldn’t a superstar like this be treated to the very best care possible?

A professionally performed health spa facial is one of the best ways to take good care of your skin.

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Prolonging the Effects of Your Massage

• After your massage, drink plenty of water through the next two to three days

• Eat light foods and try to rest after the treatment

• Do not engage in any stressful activity if possible. If working out at the gym, it is not recommended to lift weights after a deep tissue massage

• Enjoy the application of oils from the treatment as they continue to moisturize your skin

• Moist heat (i.e. hot water packs) and ice can be used alternately for 10 minutes on areas of soreness to heal the areas where deeper massage work was performed

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Epsom Salts

• Soak in a hot bath with Epsom salts (pictured). Epsom Salts help relieve pain and soreness, and helps draw toxins from the body

• It is not uncommon to feel soreness after a massage. The health spa massage therapist has uncovered an area where there is a lot of tension. Alternating hot and cold compresses on the area of soreness will help, as well

 

Seven Tips for Buying a Spa Gift Certificate She’ll Actually Use

Advice for Male Shoppers Looking for Spa Services as Gifts.

  • Find out the name of the spa she likes to visit.
  • Purchase the gift certificate for a dollar amount.
  • Your attempts to piece together her day of relaxation should really be left to her decision.
  • If you’ve waited until the last minute, call the spa and ask if the spa gift certificate can be purchased online so the gift certificate comes to you instantly via email.
  • Surprising her with a trip to the spa and dinner later may complicate matters. She needs to bring make-up, toiletries, and a fresh change of clothes, to feel her best for a night on the town.
  • Pressing for a same day appointment or begging the spa to squeeze her in on the actual day of her birthday will make the event more stressful for you and her.
  • Guys, we all know you’re well-intentioned in your efforts to surprise the woman you love. When calling a spa in a panic, make it easier on yourselves and present a spa gift certificate to your lady. Trust me; she can handle everything from there.

    Restoration Facial at Body Restoration Spa
    Restoration Facial at Body Restoration Spa

4 Reasons Why Spa Gift Certificates Make the Perfect Holiday Gift

Spa Philadelphia - Body RestoriationBody Restoration, a Philadelphia-based spa specializing in massage therapy, facials, body treatments and hair removal by waxing is just steps away from Rittenhouse Square − but a world way from the hustle (and hassle) of city life. The environment in Body Restoration®, is tranquil, and the energy is positive and free flowing.

A one-size-fits-all gift certificate from Body Restoration® makes a fantastic holiday gift because:

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If I Were JFK’s Massage Therapist

November 22, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination. There have been several shows discussing the Kennedy White House years on television as the anniversary nears. One piece I saw discussed how much pain he was in from day to day. From the brace he wore under his clothes to the pill popping cocktail he ingested every day, I am convinced that massaging John F. Kennedy would be a massage therapist’s dream:

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Why is the Blue Wax Hard to Find?

We waxed a client recently who had just visited Body Restoration Spa for the first time. She moved to Philadelphia seven years ago. She loved the Blue Wax and her wax tech in the city where she had previously lived used the Blue Wax. Brazilian waxes were never that painful for her until she moved to Philadelphia. She admitted that she had not consulted any online review sites as to where to get a Brazilian wax. She hopped from wax salon to wax salon enduring strip wax and had always inquired about the Blue Wax when speaking with her wax tech. She was told time and time again that “…the Blue Wax is horrible; it breaks the hairs at the surface and causes ingrown hairs.” However, all of these drawbacks seemed to be the result of strip wax, not the Blue. She realized she had taken the Blue Wax for granted and figured it was used everywhere prior to relocating to Philadelphia.

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Soothing Summer Spa Treatments at Body Restoration

Everyone loves the summer sun but it can take a major toll on the skin due to prolonged exposure. It’s important to take time to hydrate and relax so you can look your best. Stop in to Body Restoration and try some of these rejuvenating treatments that are perfect for summer skin:

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