Massage addresses a myriad of conditions, ranging from injury rehabilitation to stress management and any ailments that arise as a result. Beyond incredible relaxation, massage has many health and wellness benefits.
Not only is it used to alleviate pain, massage is an effective and recommended form of stress management. Did you know that massage reduces cortisol (the stress hormone) by up to 50%! Studies have shown a direct correlation between massage and success in relieving anxiety, insomnia, and stress-induced elimination issues.
Many people carry tension in their necks and shoulders, which is often a manifestation or displacement of stress. Tension headaches and migraines are often the result of extreme stress as well. Massage therapists use techniques to identify the origin of the underlying pain, and work to release the strain in the cramped or injured areas. Headaches, arthritis, and circulatory issues can also be resolved with targeted massage.
In any case, tightness will decrease the efficacy of the lymph system, and will lower your immune defenses. During a massage, the therapist will knead out the knots and release the toxins that reside deep within your muscles and fatty tissue. Relieving this pressure aids in better drainage of the lymphatic system, allowing the toxins to be flushed out naturally. (For this reason, it is especially important to drink lots of water after a massage.) This restores full immune function to the body and helps keep you strong and healthy.
At Sanctuary, we offer three types of massage: our Sanctuary signature massage, a hot stone massage, and a pre-natal massage. Any one of our massages will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalized. We customize the pressure to your specific needs to provide the most healing and luxurious experience possible.