Achieving a healthy state in your body requires more than massage; it also requires regular exercise good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Your massage therapist can relieve muscle tension and trigger points, but if you do not stay
Acne is one of the most prevalent skin disorders that occurs in people of all ages. It can affect babies, teens, adults and even the elderly. Almost everyone will have to deal with acne to some degree in their lifetime. The skin and face are the first things people see when meeting someone, and many acne sufferers feel they are judged negatively because of the condition of their skin which results in psychological distress. The most important thing for acne sufferers to understand is that there are treatments available to help improve this skin condition that affects 50 million people in the United States alone.
If you ever have had a massage, you probably were given a glass of water afterwards and told to drink plenty of water. The reason for this is simple and complicated. Massage therapy helps to release toxins in the body and without proper hydration your body cannot remove them as effectively. Additionally, any deep work performed on your muscles by your therapist can cause minor soreness and tenderness.
A hot stone massage can be a very relaxing and therapeutic treatment. The soothing heat from the stones penetrates your muscles, bringing blood flow to the area and providing you with a deep sense of relaxation. What you may not know, however, is that many clinics and spas do not wash the stones between treatments. That means after the stones are used to massage one client, they are simply put back in the same water and are used for the next client – one after another, all day long.
Life, according to Ayurveda, is not limited to body or physical symptoms, but also gives a comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and social health. Continue reading
Yoga is one of the oldest forms of spirituality that was originated in India centuries ago. In this day and age, yoga has become a very popular concept and people all around the world are obtaining its benefits. Continue reading
Although there are many different kinds of massage, with various names, massage can be divided into three basic types. Acupressure refers to massages from Asia that focus on pressure points and the movement of energy through the body. Swedish massage focuses on improving circulation of blood and lymph and relaxing superficial muscles. Deep tissue massage focuses on connective tissue, and the goal is to produce changes in movement and posture. Continue reading
in the body, according to the Sports Injury Handbook. Muscle injuries occur from a fall, from fatigue or overuse and can affect anyone, no matter how much you stretch or train for your particular sport. There are a variety of therapies used to treat muscle injuries. Continue reading
When giving a full body massage for men, use Swedish massage strokes to warm up his muscles and deep tissue techniques to address localized areas of muscle tension. According to the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals website, Swedish massage involves vigorous movements designed to energize the body by increasing circulation. Deep tissue massage includes slow,
focused strokes for treating chronic muscle pain and for injury rehabilitation, reports the site.
Massage involves the rubbing and manipulating of muscles, tendons, skin and ligaments according to MayoClinic.com. Massage has moved beyond the walls of your favorite spa to medical settings, such as clinics and
hospitals. A full body massage offers multiple benefits, both physically and psychologically. MayoClinic.com recommends consulting a physician before having a massage if you have medical conditions, such as cancer, fractures, blood clots, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis or if you are pregnant. Continue reading
Once people discover the many joys and benefits of massage, a common question arises — “How often should I schedule my massage sessions?” Of course, there is no set answer, but studies indicate that massage at regular intervals is most beneficial to your overall health.
You don't need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist should ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you're hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist should explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.
Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about the possible health benefits of massage and what to expect during a massage therapy session.
Relaxation massage is all about relaxing. It focuses on giving the client time to recover from the stresses of daily life. When you experience relaxation massage, you can expect a treatment that involves: Continue reading
Massage is an art and a science where touch is the core ingredient. Touch conveys a sense of caring. Therapists use a variety of hands-on methods and specific techniques for pain relief, relaxation and to stimulate and tone the body for better health. Continue reading
This article offers simple suggestions about what to do before, during and after getting a massage in order to help you get the most out of your session. It, in no way, implies to take the place of qualified advice from your actual therapist. It is meant only for reference. Consult a Certified Massage Therapist with any questions or
concerns that you may have. Continue reading
Le Grand Spa & Fitness is renowned for its friendly, unpretentious staff, its aesthetically pleasing and soothing atmosphere, and its sleek, modern facilities. For the first time ever in Vietnam, the Vichy Bathtub makes its appearance, offering a variety of services including far-infrared therapy, sauna, Jacuzzi, stress-reducing and skin-nurturing spectrum therapy, music therapy, and ozone sterilization. While enjoying these amazing indulgences, you can watch a movie or listen to music just by adjusting the convenient DVD control panel. Continue reading
A body scrub is a spa treatment in which the skin is exfoliated, leaving it feeling fresh, smooth, moisturized, and soft. During a body scrub an abrasive product is rubbed into the skin and massaged across the skin and then rinsed away. What are the benefits of a body scrub?
A body scrub serves as an exfoliant for your skin by sloughing off dead skin cells and rubbing away hard and flaky skin, leaving the skin underneath it feeling soft and smooth. A body scrub can be extremely invigorating as well. It also can improve the circulation of blood to the skin and help fight cellulite and improve skin tone. A good body scrub also serves as the foundation for other body treatments. It helps prepare your skin for an even tan, opens the pores before a wrap or mud treatment and the oils that are used relax and stimulate your senses.
So what is the difference between a scrub and a polish?
Body polishes and scrubs, while they may not seem like, are two different treatments. A body scrub will exfoliate the skin as well as cleanse the skin at the same time. A body scrub treatment can be done at home as well. A body polish is designed to removed dead skin cells and moisturize, much like a body scrub, however, a body polish is not designed to clean. You will find body polishes in spas and they are often used as a precursor to other treatments such as a seaweed or mud wrap.
Can a body polish treatment be done at home?
Want to experience a body polish treatment in the privacy of your own home? You can make your own body polishes using a variety of sea salt and essential oils. When making your own body polishes make sure to use stainless steel utensils and a stainless steel bowl. Choose the scents of essential oils that you want and combine them with about a ½ cup of sea salt. Use only about 5 to 6 drops of the oils. Also add in about 4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This will typically yield enough for about 5 baths and only takes a few minutes to make.
What are some popular body scrubs?
One of the most common body scrubs is a sugar body scrub. This scrub exfoliates the skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth while cleansing it at the same time. Many of the body scrubs that you can purchase are sugar based body scrubs. If you are feeling ambitious you can make your own sugar body scrub at home. There are many popular body scrub recipes out there. And there you go, that is the differences between a body scrub and a body polish.
The trend of snake-enhanced massages started in Israel, when a spa owner found that snakes slithering up and down her client’s spines (or really wherever the snakes choose to explore) helped alleviate joint pain. Oh, and it’s not just one snake that works its slimy magic… Continue reading