As a man in today's fast-paced world it is important to keep fit, maintain your energy, and excel in your performance at work, home, and play. Men are finding that taking the time for massage can reduce stress, boost overall health, and replenish reserves of energy for everything they would like to accomplish.
What Are the Benefits? Therapeutic massage can help you meet a variety of challenges to your health and vitality.
Stress. Many studies of massage demonstrate its ability to calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety, and decrease the blood chemicals associated with stress. It is an effortless way to relieve mental strain and can even improve sleep.
Muscle tension and soreness. Because massage relaxes the nervous system, it releases tension throughout the body. Massage can also knead away stubborn tightness in specific areas of your body, such as the neck and shoulders. If you are simply sore and tired from work, sports or other physical activities, massage can help reduce muscle aches, and rejuvenate muscle tissue.
Injury. Massage improves circulation, which is key to quick recovery from injury. It can reduce swelling, decrease pain from the buildup of irritating waste products, and increase oxygen and nutrient flow to recovering tissues. Because it both relieves tension and increases flexibility, massage reduces your chance of injury as well as re-injury. Massage can also raise your awareness of posture and body mechanics, helping you avoid future strains and pulls.
Blood pressure and heart rate. Studies show that both high blood pressure and increased heart rate contribute to the risk of stroke and heart disease. With massage, blood pressure and heart rate tend to normalize, supporting your long-term good health.
Support for your exercise program. Research is demonstrating that massage can improve balance, boost immune function, and reduce fatigue. All of these can help you stay fit, focused, and motivated to excel in your sport or other exercise regimen. As professional athletes have found, regular massage may even help improve your game.
Overall performance. Therapeutic massage is a wellness strategy that can serve you in all the arenas of your life. With regular massage, you can expect enhanced energy levels and a more optimistic outlook. Research participants even experience increased mental clarity and improved computation skills after receiving massage.
What Is A Session Like? I will ask you some basic health-related questions to help plan a massage that's best for you. Keep me informed about your state of health and any areas of tension or discomfort.
Your modesty will always be respected. You will undress to your comfort level and get on the table in private. During the massage you will be covered except for the area being worked on.
If you feel uncomfortable with the idea of undressing for any reason, there are thoroughly effective ways of giving massage through clothing. Clothed massage can often be given in shorter sessions if you are pressed for time.
Many bodywork practitioners use oil or lotion to assist with strokes across the skin. They can offer unscented or scented oil, or none at all, according to your preference and the technique used. If you feel an uncomfortable tug on your skin or hair, the techniques can be adjusted for your comfort. Also let me know if you would like a change in room temperature or music. You may prefer to relax in silence, or to talk with me, whichever is most enjoyable to you.
How Much Pressure Is Right? I may start out with a touch that feels light. As the upper layers of muscles are warmed and relaxed, however, I can work deeper into areas of soreness or chronic tension. Let me know if the pressure is uncomfortable or it doesn't seem to be deep enough.
Please note that pain can be a sign that tissues are tightening up instead of relaxing in response to pressure. This might prevent me from working deeply into your tissues, so it can be important to speak up. I am able to adjust techniques to minimize your discomfort and pave the way for deeper work.
Your Massage Therapist I am well-trained in a variety of techniques, as well as anatomy and physiology. Both male and female therapists have the ability to give light and deep pressure, and both work under the same guidelines in terms of personal respect. I will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns before or during your session.
M-F: 8am - 6pm By Appointment Only
3900 S Wadsworth Blvd. Ste. 625 Lakewood, CO 80235
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