9 Reasons to Schedule a Massage


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Experts have estimated that between 80 and 90% of disease is stress-related. This is huge! That means that the vast majority of sick people could be on the path to healing or completely healed if the causes of their stress were gone.

Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible for most people. Bills, work, family life, and phones that never turn off contribute to huge amounts of stress. But getting a spa massage is one of the most relaxing things you can do. One massage, not to mention a regular schedule of them, will keep you on the right track for relaxed living and wellness. Massages have good effect on your emotions and an even better effect on your physical health.

On the first level, the best massages have a great impact on the body. They lower blood pressure, increase circulation, help you sleep better, increase concentration, and improve recovery time from any injuries. That’s a sizable list!

Additionally, a massage will reduce fatigue and give you more energy to handle daily situations. Being relaxed and rested will also raise your ability to deal with stressful situations when they do arise. Reducing the level of daily stress is especially important in preparing you to deal with events that are truly difficult to handle.

Some studies have also found that massages can relieve or eliminate a long list of physical disorders, including anxiety, digestive problems, headaches, fibromyalgia, soft tissue strain or injuries, and insomnia related to stress. Though your esthetician shouldn’t replace regular medical care from your doctor, she can be an excellent source for relieving pain and discomfort.

On a deeper level, a spa massage can provide relaxation on a mental, emotional, or spiritual level. It allows you to slow down, meditate, and concentrate on the moment you’re living in. Isn’t that what we all want? Just the ability to appreciate the moment is significant. The emotional and spiritual balance you find during a massage can bring true equilibrium and peace.

Athena Salon, Spa & Wellness is committed to using only the best skin care products during your massage. All products are natural, and we use a variety according to the needs of your skin. Rest assured that we want the best health possible for you, and are excited to help you reach it.

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