Aromatherapy doesn’t just smell good, it can also benefit you in many ways. Some common aromatherapy benefits include:
- Relaxation and stress relief
- Mood enhancement, balance and well being
- Boosting the immune, respiratory and circulatory systems
- Relief of minor discomforts
Aromatherapy is a great, natural compliment or alternative to other health treatment options such as certain prescribed medications. However, aromatherapy doesn’t “cure” major illnesses but it is effective at alleviating many of the discomforts associated with them. Essential oilsare the heart of aromatherapy. They have been used to:
- Heal wounds
- Improve skin tone
- Regulate hormones
- Relieve menstrual cramps
- Decrease congestion
- Relieve tension headaches
- Relax muscles
- Improve sleep
- Kill fungal & bacterial infections
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A recent study has found another reason why regular massages are a good idea: weight loss. According to the study, reduced stress levels may also reduce one’s waistline.
A new Kaiser Permanente study found that those trying to lose 10 pounds or more were actually more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept on average 6-8 hours a night.
A number of other studies have shown many massage therapy benefits including: increased relaxation, reduced pain and stress, and improved sleep patterns.
According to Charles Elder, an investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon, “This study suggests that when people are trying to lose weight, they should try to get the right amount of sleep and reduce their stress.”
So how can a routine massage help? Massage therapy helps decrease the production of the stress hormone cortisol. It can also lower heart rate and blood pressure. Massages help to get rid of muscle tension, ease depression and boost the immune system.
Besides all the ways massage can help ease the physical symptoms of stress, it can also give you some quiet time to relax. Massages are given in relaxing environments and can easily help you to forgot your stresses, and in turn lead to weight loss.
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Get in touch with Massage Envy’s extensive resources by visiting their Massage Envy Careers website and explore opportunities for schools, students and instructors. Also, listen to testimonials and read about what a career at massage envy has to offer you– The potential options are boundless.
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“Massage Envy Spa’s Murad Healthy Skin Facials feature specially formulated products from world-renowned Murad, Inc. Founder and CEO Dr. Howard Murad has devoted his life to making beautiful, healthy skincare products. Founded in 1989, the Murad skincare line is based on science-driven The Cellular Water Principle®, which concludes that our cells lose the ability to retain water as we age. Murad products are designed to repair cell membranes while attracting water and nutrients to the cells. This unmatched Murad approach makes Massage Envy Spa’s Murad Healthy Skin Facials the most effective way to achieve balanced, more youthful-looking skin.”
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Allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements can be one of the most beneficial aspects of massage therapy. Many aches and pains are due to poor posture. Whether we are driving, working at a desk, or even just standing still, poor posture can contribute to a number of physical aches and pains. Over time, these habits can cause increased body stress and breakdown.
With a consistent program of massage therapy, the painful points in muscles are loosened and relaxed, joints have greater freedom, and pressure points are relieved. This allows the body to position itself in a healthy and natural posture, therefore avoiding the movements and positions developed over time as a reaction to the pain.
- Muscles are loosened and relaxed
- Joints enjoy greater freedom
- Pressure points are relieved
Mother’s Day is less than a month away! Do you know what you’re getting your mom? It’s always a complicated time trying to find something that expresses how much you love her and appreciate all that she does for you. Why not give her the gift of relaxation? Purchase a Massage Envy giftcard online today and save yourself the stress of finding that “perfect” gift, while also giving mom a break from her most stressful days.
WE’VE ALL EXPERIENCED PAIN at one time or another. But unless you live with chronic pain, it’s tough to understand how severely it can infringe on your quality of life.
Massage therapy is one of the many treatments available for chronic pain. Diana L. Thompson, a licensed massage practitioner and president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, has seen firsthand how massage therapy can help people with chronic pain.
She participated in a study of various treatments for lower-back pain, including massage therapy. “With massage therapy, we were able to see positive results after as few as eight massage sessions,” Thompson says. “And the relief continued for up to a year after the participants stopped receiving the massages.”
Another benefit of massage therapy, Thompson points out, is the education massage therapists can provide during a series of sessions. “We can help people retrain their thinking so they can establish a better relationship with their own body,” she explains. “Then they can make decisions about how to take care of themselves, such as knowing when it’s time for a massage, or to use an ice pack, or to do some stretching exercises or just take a break.”
Lower-back pain and neck pain are among the most common types of chronic pain, but massage therapy can be beneficial for many other issues (see “Helping Hands”). If you suffer from chronic pain, be sure to tell your massage therapist about your condition. Share as much information as you can about how the pain is affecting your life, including specific activities you’re having trouble with or avoiding because of pain.
“Really think about the results of massage in terms of your ability to participate more in your own life,” Thompson says. “We might not be able to get rid of the pain completely, but we can help you be much more functional and comfortable in your daily life.”
—By Amy Lynn Smith
Discover the benefits of Hot Stone Therapy with Hot Stone Envy, one of Massage Envy’s new Signature Services.
Hot Stone Therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation and metabolism. Each 90 minute Hot Stone session features the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body to allow for deeper relaxation of the muscles. Our professional massage therapists then incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones, to create a healing and relaxing experience.
Hot Stone Therapy is ideal for:
- Muscular aches
- Back pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor circulation
- Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
Hot Stone Therapy is gaining popularity for its ability to provide deeper muscle and tissue relaxation, which in turn releases more toxins and improves circulation. The benefits of Hot Stone Therapy have even been used in the treatment of insomnia and depression.
Experience the calming, soothing benefits of Hot Stone Envy today, at Massage Envy.