How Massage Therapy Can Reduce Stress Levels
By Linda Anne Kahn

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage?

If you’ve had a massage with an excellent and highly skilled massage therapist, then you know how amazing you felt after the massage.

A good massage is incredibly relaxing, and anything that helps you to relax can work reduce the cortisol levels that arise from chronic stress.

Massage also relaxes tense muscles and so reduces pain. You don’t have to walk around in pain, waiting for pain medication to kick in!

Stress Management and Massage Therapy

Do you want to get rid of the stress of the week and drift into a state of peace and calm? Yes?

Sign up for our Signature massage and receive this fabulous massage which includes Aromatherapy, hot stones, heated towels and an amazing massage, addressing all the tensions in your body ad leaving you like a wet noodle!

Massage therapy helps you relax, rejuvenate and allows the body to return to a state of calm. In our busy lives, we need to seek out a therapy that helps us with stress management.

When you receive massage therapy on an ongoing basis, you will not believe how amazing you will feel.

You will be revitalized and with this extra energy and feeling of calm, you will be more productive in your life and be on the road to achieving your goals.

Pain Management and Massage

Massage therapy will help to reduce pain in the body and relieves tense muscles after a workout or race.
The health benefits of touch extend beyond just soothing aches and pains.

The research shows that massage helps with depression and anxiety by reducing cortisol levels and even can help to improve your sleep. Other benefits of massage therapy is that it can reduce the symptoms of headaches by relieving tensions and working on the acupressure pints on the head. Massage also soothes anxiety and depression.

The Benefits of Massage – The Research 

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Studies have shown that recipients report less pain, depression and anxiety and improved sleep.

Massage reduces stress, strengthens the immune system, and normalizes blood pressure.

According to International Journal of Neuroscience, Moderate Pressure Massage reduces stress levels by reducing cortisol levels in the body.

According to the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, massage lowers blood pressure and also the associated symptoms of high blood pressure, such as elevated anxiety, stress, hostility and depression.

Massage also has been shown to reduce anxiety according to the International Journal of Neuroscience.

Which Massage Style is Best for You?

Do you want a massage for relaxation and stress control, or are you looking for symptom relief with a particular health condition?

How would you like to experience the best massage you’ve ever received in San Diego from a holistic practitioner who has over 15 years of experience and over 1000 hours of training?

Customize Your Massage

Our therapists are all holistic health practitioners and will customize your massage, depending on your specifics needs or goals.

We incorporate hot rocks into our Signature massage and this is a balancing therapy that heals the body and mind with the help of heated basaltic rocks, to bring about a sense of calm and peace.

This therapy, in a way, connects the soul with nature and fills the mind and body with warmth. The placement of stones on the body actually honors the intrinsic energies and breath.

In addition, we will use one of our Signature essential oil blends to enhance your massage and help you to drift away to a state of peace and calm.

Our experts use special aromatherapy oils to calm, energize, heal and balance the body and mind.

Don’t wait another moment! Book your Signature massage with our expert and caring massage therapists.

These incredible therapists have been hand selected by our Owner, Linda Anne Kahn who is an expert and leader in the Spa industry. You will not find better massages in San Diego at any Spa.

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