Deep tissue therapy is a form of massage therapy that targets deeper layers of muscle tissues and the fascia, a layer that surrounds the muscles and joints. To get to these muscles, firmer and harder pressure and slow strokes are required.
While this type of massage may give you some discomfort, it’s incredibly effective in promoting overall health. In fact, deep tissue therapy is commonly performed on athletes, people recovering from injury, and those with chronic muscle pain, mobility problems, and muscle tension.
Previously, I’ve only seen massages as a luxury for women more rich and less busy than I am. But after experiencing my very first professional massage, I’m a believer in its power.
My resolution for 2016 is inspired by one of my favorite films, Dead Poets Society. For this year, I resolve to suck the marrow out of life. Work hard, play hard, relax hard… Generally drink from the cup of life. My relax-hard plan definitely involves more massage. Continue reading Why professional massage will change your life→
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Thanks to the help of the Internet and being able to research literally everything, us ladies are pretty talented at the tasks we take on these days. Just take a look at Pinterest and you’ll see droves of us simultaneously Burpeeing, no-sewing and baking sugar-skull themed fondant cakes all in French Country style with seeming ease.
But behind the simplicity of the selfie curtain, there are blood, sweat and tears that go into performing as the superwomen we’re expected to be in modern life. And whether or not we’d like to admit it, living up to such high standards adds pressure and stress that take a toll on our minds and bodies.
What most of us need is a regular break; a body tune-up to recharge every now and again and help fuel the next miracle we’re expected to perform in the kitchen, gym or office. That next miracle is your #BecauseMoment – the reason you need a minute to take care of yourself on a regular basis, so you can keep going for the rest of what life wants from you.
This is the reason I’ve shifted the way I think about massage; it’s not some indulgence available only to rich women or once a year on your birthday, but rather a necessity of living in the demanding world we currently inhabit. Studies have shown that massage can help with weight loss, anxiety, sleep regularity and more. Aren’t those areas we all could use a little help with on a regular basis?
Start integrating massage into your daily routine and discover how much it refreshes you for the rest of life’s activities. Visit Massage Envy for convenient, affordable massages available close to home so you can experience my favorite kind of therapy early and often.
Do you get regular massages? If not, what’s holding you back?
There are few joys more indulgent or relaxing in the world than a truly luxurious spa facial. In preparation for the upcoming Spa Week, I was lucky enough to experience the Lira Lux facial from Redefine Laser Spain Gilbert – and I was more than impressed.
Redefine is best known for offering the uber-cool Strawberry Laser solution to people looking to tone up specific areas of the body, but they also offer some incredible spa services including facials, waxing, and more. I had the Lira Lux facial along with a hand, scalp and foot massage. I’m getting more relaxed just thinking about it. Continue reading Getting Pampered with Facials at Redefine Spa→