Massage therapy is something that anyone can benefit from, but it is particularly popular among athletes and manual laborers. Massage therapy involves the manipulation of deep layers of muscle and connective tissue, helping to improve the function of those muscles, decrease their reflex activity, improve circulation and promote healing. In fact, the word massage is actually based on a French term that means the “friction of kneeding”.
Massage therapy has many uses in physical therapy, sports medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. It is used to relieve pain, reduce tension in the muscles and help to speed up recovery after injury, as well as speed up the general recovery between training sessions – helping to prevent injury in athletes that train more than once per day. Massages can help to enhance relaxation, reduce the pain from musculoskeletal injuries and even improve moods.
Using a foam roller can have similar benefits to massage therapy, offering myofascial release, loosening the tension in the muscles and improving blood flow. However, foam rollers work only on large muscle groups, whereas massage therapy allows much smaller muscle groups and specific tension areas or knots to be targeted. There are many different kinds of massage therapy, including clinical massage, Thai massage, myofascial massage and other specialist massage variations. Some types of massage are strictly regulated, while others are not. The rules vary depending on the state the therapist is operating in and the way that the massages are advertised. Unfortunately, most health insurance policies do not cover massages. However, many large companies – including Best Buy, Fedex, Cisco Systems, Google, Home Depot, Yahoo, Texas Instruments and JC Penney offer massages as a part of their employee benefits package. In some cases other treatments such as acupuncture are also included in the benefits package.
Spabene is a true upscale boutique spa and massage therapy practice. Talk to Spabene therapist about your lifestyle and physical health, as a good massage therapist will adapt your massage to suit your body’s needs. All of our massage therapy specialists, nail technicians and aesthetician will offer you with excellent care and services according to your particular needs and wants. Spabene also provide personalized facial treatment to your particular skin type. Leave your stresses and worries behind and let us assist you to restore your sense of inner peace. Call us for more information.