How to Get the Most Out of Your Massage

Philadelphia spa massageIt’s hard to imagine getting a massage that wasn’t relaxing. Still, getting the most out of your massage is a two-way street. Your massage therapist needs to do their job, but you have steps you can take as well.

Here are some things you can do to get the most out of your nest massage:

 Stay hydrated

While it’s a good idea to drink plenty of water after a massage to flush away toxins, it’s also important to drink water before your massage as well. The massage pushes lactic acid into your blood stream. Water helps your blood flow and moves theses toxins away.

Talk to your massage therapist

Let the therapist know about any trouble spots: a bad knee from running, sore back from work, etc. We need to know your needs and expectations. When you’re on the table, don’t be afraid to let your therapist know when a technique is working, or if it’s just not working. And if you’re not sure about something, ask questions.

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Why A Spa is Better Than Any Home Care

Why A Spa is Better Than Any Home CareMany people think going to the spa is a superficial luxury. They think that pricey treatments aren’t worth their value. They think going to a spa isn’t worth the money. But the spa isn’t just some place to get groomed and receive superficial cosmetic treatments. There are certainly treatments for beauty, but spas have incredible benefits for your physical and mental well being including detoxification, stress management, increased confidence, anti-aging, pain alleviation and improved circulation. Professional spa treatments improve your mood. Budgeting regular spa treatments a valuable way to improve your health and wellness routine.

Home Spa Kits Vs. Professional Facial

Home spa kits have recently become quite popular. These kits include things like creams, body scrubs and eye masks. But unfortunately many of the benefits of spa treatments require the expertise of a professional. A homemade facial treatment, for example, may be cheap and easy to make, but rarely creates a visible difference. Creating a mask at home from bananas and oatmeal does not compare to a personalized facial. In fact, the products found in your home spa kit may irritate your skin and cause breakouts.

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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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