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Say Goodbye to Stress

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Every individual experiences stress, whether the causes are family, work, finances, or an ongoing health condition. And while some tension is good—as it is necessary to protect your body in potentially threatening situations—high levels of chronic stress is detrimental to your physical and emotional wellbeing. It is your body’s chemical reaction to adverse experiences, and it leads to increased cortisol levels, inflammation, and a rapid heart rate. This response causes your muscles to tighten, your blood pressure to rise, and your breathing to quicken. Chest pain, upset stomach, fatigue, headaches, and sleep problems are all symptoms of unhandled stress.

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What Can Massage Therapy Do for You?

Massage therapy is a proven way to help combat the adverse effects of excess stress. It involves manipulation of your body’s muscles, connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments to relieve pain, lower your heart rate, reduce cortisol levels, increase circulation, and promote relaxation. During a massage, endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine are released. These chemicals reduce stress-related symptoms and strengthen your body and mind. Massage therapy provides ultimate relaxation in a comfortable setting.

Stress-Reducing Massages

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

Himalayan salt has a long history of health benefits, and it can enhance the benefits of massage treatment. Himalayan salt stones contain 84 naturally occurring minerals that are absorbed by the body to replenish the minerals lost due to stress as well as to draw out remaining toxins. They also give off negative ions to help reduce inflammation. During a Himalayan salt stone massage, the stones are warmed and placed on the skin to activate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for resting. Himalayan salt stone massages send chemical signals to the brain to promote circulation and hydration, improve the look and feel of the skin, and produce an overall feeling of relaxation.

CBD Oil Massage

CBD oil massages involve using a hemp-based oil to increase circulation and reduce tension. This oil warms muscles to reduce tightness in the tissues, joints, and nerves. It reduces inflammation and emotional discomfort by promoting calmness and relaxation that lasts beyond your massage session.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stones have long been used during massage therapy to promote relaxation, eliminate tension, alleviate muscle stiffness, and improve circulation. When these stones are placed at specific pressure points on the body, their heat energy penetrates the body to ease tense muscles and reduce stress.

To learn more about these or other massage therapy treatments, contact the Spa at Spring Ridge by calling (610) 927-3223 or by filling out our online contact form.