Times of Refreshing Health Spa
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Massage Therapy

Few would argue the impact that stress has on the body. Unfortunately in our fast paced high strung society eliminating stressors may be a hard task to accomplish. Which is why it becomes so important to make sure we are taking the necessary time to relax and unwind. Massage therapy can be a vital part of your wellness routine. In its most basic form, massage therapy is the manipulation of the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue. Massage therapy when preformed by a licensed and highly trained professional can be not only relaxing on a physical level but therapeutic on many levels. It is one of the oldest methods of healing we have record of; dating back over 4000 years. Even Hypocrites; the father of medicine, was acquainted with this form of healing as apparent in an excerpt of one of his writing from the 4th century; "The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing." Massage therapy touches mind, soul and body.


The benefits of massage therapy are too numerous to cover them all. The benefits are far reaching and unique to each individual. There are over 250 different types of massage and bodywork each having their own unique techniques, purposes and benefits. At Times of Refreshing Health Spa our staff is trained in a wide variety of these techniques and we take the time to evaluate your particular situation to ensure your session is specific to your needs and your desired outcome. Here are a few of the more common techniques we use here at Times of Refreshing Health Spa and the benefits you can look to receive with each:


Swedish Massage - This type of massage is probably the most popular. Its purpose is relaxation; however, one will also experience an increase of oxygen in the blood, improved circulation, an ease of tension and a decrease  in muscle toxins just to name a few.


Deep Tissue Massage – This type of massage is similar to Swedish Massage but focuses on much deeper muscle layers, tissue and fascia. It is good for those suffering from chronic muscle tension, sore shoulders, low back tightness and stiff neck. The deeper pressure helps to alleviate these symptoms.


Sports Massage - This type of massage is good for prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. It is very beneficial for people who are active both professionally and recreationally.


Reflexology - This type of massage has been practiced for over 3,000 by Chinese practitioners to re-balance the bodies Qi in order to promote healing, well being and vitality. It’s focus in on applying pressure to specific spots on the hands and feet.


Aromatherapy Massage - This type of massage can accompany a variety of different techniques through the addition of essential oils. These oils are chosen based on the unique need of the client. The purpose of the oil is to therapeutically treat the emotional disorders of the client through the olfactory glands.


Stone Massage - This type of massage involves the use of smooth, flat, heated stones and an extension of the therapists hand to massage and they can also be layed on specific areas of the body to promote deep relaxation of those muscles and surrounding areas.


Other benefits you may experience from having a massage therapy session are:

  • Relief from stress
  • Relief from depression and anxiety
  • Relief from headaches and migraines
  • Relief from muscle spasms and cramping
  • Relief from lower back pain
  • Increased vitality and sense of well-being 
  • Increased energy
  • Increased circulation
  • Improved concentration.
  • Greater flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhanced sleep quality
 

In addition to these benefits, the emotional benefits bodywork provides can be just as important and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.


If the cares of life, the busyness of your schedule and all the demands made upon you have taken their toll..... schedule a massage therapy session today and experience the stress leave your body and get replaced with a fresh sense of over all well-being.

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