Who doesn’t love being pampered and taken care of? We all do and why not, if you work hard there is absolutely nothing wrong with spoiling yourself now and again. One great way to do this is by making time for a massage.
Massages are well regarded as being extremely therapeutic, so much so, that most health insurance companies cover the cost. Sometimes they do need to be recommended by your doctor though.
If you are feeling stressed out or need to lose weight massages can help. In fact some research has shown that if your body is not relaxed your weight loss efforts are hindered. This is because when your body is stressed it releases hormones that actually inhibit the fat burning process in your body. Your metabolism changes and you store fat instead of burning it. Your body is feeling pressured and automatically starts to save fuel for the future.
By relaxing and learning how to manage your stress you allow your body to start repairing itself. Your metabolism will start to work efficiently again and begin to burn off stored fat and use it for fuel.
A massage is an excellent way of relaxing your mind, body and soul and is very beneficial indeed. Once you feel more relaxed you will sleep better and allow your body time to re-energize after a hard day. We all know how important it is to get at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Otherwise you wake up in the morning feeling tired and cranky, before the day has even started.
There are different types of massage treatments available. They can be done while you are fully clothed or while you are undressed and wrapped in a towel. Quite often you can choose to be massaged with aromatic oils, which help further relax you.
If you have any medical or joint issues these can be addressed by the massage therapist. For example with Thai Massage it is possible to target many health issues during your massage. This type of massage concentrates on using pressure to target certain areas of your body. A Thai Massage is normally done while you are wearing lose clothing and it is not unheard of for the therapist to use their feet to apply pressure to your body!
If the idea of a massage sounds appealing then look into the various types that are available in your area. Make sure the therapist is experienced and let them know if you have any special health concerns. The length of the massage may vary anywhere from 30 minutes up to an hour and a half. If you are not sure which type of massage to select then ask the therapist what they would recommend. It may be best to start off with a shorter massage the first time and work up to a longer one. We are quite sure that once you experience a massage you will be hooked and will want to make it part of your regular health care routine.