Physical discomfort is often a source of great stress and sleeplessness, which in turn can work to further raise one’s physical discomfort to even higher levels, which then increases one’s stress and sleeplessness, and so on. It’s a vicious cycle that can often drive individuals to search desperately for natural solutions that will work long-term. Fortunately, many of the physical discomforts that individuals experience on a regular basis can be relieved by addressing muscle tension, and this is where massage is so effective in alleviating physical discomfort. Massage involves the manipulation of soft body tissues in order to relax them and allow them to work better together. This helps the body to heal itself, which can help reduce or eliminate stress and improve sleep.
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According to writings from ancient China, Japan, India, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Arabic nations, massage has been employed for many years in order to bring about desirable change. It was used throughout Europe during the Renaissance and was introduced to the US in the 1850s as a therapy that was beneficial to one’s health. Massage therapy was found to help enormously in reducing stress and anxiety, relaxing muscles, rehabilitating injuries, reducing pain, and aiding in one’s overall health and wellness. Even though technological advances in the field of medicine and medical treatment in the 1930s and 1940s shifted attention away from massage therapy, it has failed to fade away entirely. Massage therapy has even experienced a resurgence due to its usefulness, especially among athletes and other physically active individuals. Today, just a few of the reasons an individual may choose to receive massage therapy is to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, improve relaxation, lessen feelings of anxiety or depression, and improve their feeling of well-being.
While acknowledging that there are different types of massage therapy that involve certain specific techniques, there are some basics that most massages hold in common: the patient lies either face down or face up on the massage table, wearing either loose-fitting clothes or no clothes at all and only a light sheet or blanket. The massage therapist presses, rubs or otherwise manipulates the soft tissues of the body using their hands and fingers, and occasionally also their forearms, elbows or feet. Oil or lotion is normally used in order to reduce friction between the therapist’s hands and the individual’s body, allowing for better and smoother manipulation of the soft tissues.
There are general patterns that therapists will work in so that they can address many of the trouble spots that most individuals encounter, but most massages can be customized to the very specific needs of each individual. In other words, while general massage techniques may address the neck, shoulders, back, and legs, an individual who has particularly tense muscles in their shoulders may benefit from having more time focused on this area, and less time on the other areas of their body. This is where seeing a professional massage therapist is so beneficial to the individual–their training, experience and close communication with their clients allow for the best possible massage experience and results. The experience can be further improved with a signature massage–wherein the basic techniques of massage therapy are married with unique elements that are designed to bring about even better results. Such is the case with Botanica’s signature massage service.
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With the signature massage offered at Botanica, you will experience all the wonderful benefits massage therapy has to offer during an eighty-five minute custom massage experience that includes a hot oil scalp treatment, aromatherapy, mud treatment, full body salt scrub and more while lying on an amethyst mat. Massaging hot oil into the scalp can help to improve the circulation of the blood to the scalp, which in turn results in better nourishment and health of the scalp and hair. Furthermore, the oil can lubricate the hair, helping to reduce the damage it tends to suffer. Aromatherapy can help to reduce anxiety and depression, increase energy levels, help speed the body’s healing process, eliminate headaches, improve one’s cognitive performance, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion, increase circulation, and improve the quality of sleep. A mud treatment can help to relax muscles and relieve pain. The full body salt scrub exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells that leave the skin dry, dull, and itchy. Since salts contain many important natural minerals, a salt scrub can also help to reduce inflammation and replenish tired and dry skin. Together, these elements of the Botanica signature massage allow one to benefit not only from the deep, soothing effects of soft tissue manipulation but also the benefits afforded by addressing the skin of the body with natural, healing treatments that help to rejuvenate and restore.
To start the journey to greater relaxation and well-being, schedule your signature massage at Botanica today.