What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word ‘massage’? Most people envision themselves laying face down on a large table waiting for someone to massage them with their hands. In anticipation you don’t know whether you may laugh at being touched or whether you will be able to feel relaxed and enjoy the massage.
The majority of massages involve having your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments manipulated in some way. This is normally done by a person’s hands but other techniques can be involved depending upon the type of massage.
A huge problem for people today is that of stress. Everyone leads such busy lives that stress creeps into almost every aspect of it. Your job can leave you stressed out, you don’t have enough time for your family, let alone trying to find time for yourself.
One of the best de-stressors is going for a massage. Plus a massage has other health related benefits as well. Knotted muscles are a big problem for numerous people and going for a regular massage can help to eliminate or lessen the pain associated with these knotted muscles.
Massage therapy has also been known to help relieve tension headaches, improves circulation and joint mobility. They can also help you sleep better at night. Other benefits include helping with depression, reducing your blood pressure and boosting your immunity.
While the act of having a beauty massage is a physical one the benefits are related to your mental status. When a person is relaxed you can think more clearly and make better decisions. You will notice that a massage leaves you feeling refreshed and energetic. You can sleep better at night and this allows you to wake up in the morning, ready to face the day.
There are various forms of massage including Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.
Making time in your schedule for a beauty massage is not always easy, but you should make the effort to do so. While you may be busy with kids sports games, work, family gatherings and more, you still need to have some downtime.
Try going for a massage during your lunch hour if possible. Or make an appointment directly after work. This way you don’t have to go home and then go out again. Remember that taking time out for ‘you’ is important not just for your own peace of mind but for your family. If you are more relaxed and less stressed out you will be a better parent and a better spouse.
The benefits of a beauty massage are more than just skin deep!