Spring Cleaning Got You Feeling Stressed Out? Relax With A Massage Today


It nearly goes without saying that massage has many medical advantages, and isn’t simply a mode of relaxing or unwinding in an extremely lavish manner. Indeed, is more widely accepted as a form of medicine, and as a result, is more acceptable given that its costs are covered by insurance companies. In fact, it is the perfect alleviator of clinical stress, the kind that can be brought on by anxious bouts of cleaning that comes coupled with the spring thaw.

Massage therapy can relax your muscles, especially for people who live active daily lifestyles. Now that spring cleaning season is around the corner, having a professional massage therapist lined up can help you overcome the stress of it all; and while it is common knowledge that the benefits of medical massages are innumerable, deep tissue massage can specifically cater to individual with bad knees or other leg-related problems that stem from repetitive motions, like those involved in cleaning and organizing one’s home in order to prepare for the new season.

Indeed, spring cleaning can be not simply anxiety-inducing, but potentially hazardous, insofar as strenuous tasks can incite conditions similar to runner’s knee. In addition to cold and hot treatments (which helps to slacken muscles and relieve tension) a medical massage soothes the problematic areas and, more generally, calms the ailing body.

More specifically, deep-tissue stimulation can speed-up recovery periods, so you can get back to your day-to-day routine in little to no time. In short, a session with an RMT specializing in deep tissue techniques can do the following:

  • Relax  you spiritually
  • Relax inner, hard-to-locate muscles
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Eliminate waste that has accumulated throughout the body
  • Lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate
  • Bring about a sense of tranquility
  • Reduce pain and accelerate the healing of wounds
  • Alleviate insomnia, especially pain-induced sleeplessness

It’s important to allow a specialist to perform your whole-body massage, if one is to effectively to avoid aches and pains later, which could arise because of the use of bad technique. Your massage should not only feel soothing – it should relieve particularly stressed out and painful areas in your muscles as well. Your therapist is trained to know how to apply the right amount of pressure during a massage, which should be well-balanced in terms of strength. Too much pressure can cause inflammation and pain. Many people receive whole body massages, while others choose to focus on the back, neck, and waist area. Where your massage begins and ends should be solely up to you, and based on the location of your tension.

Heat has additionally been used for eons as a way to treat sore muscles. It’s one of the ways RMTs help get their clients’ blood circulating. It also works to intensify the overall experience of the massage. The heat is applied for about twenty minutes and should be enjoyable – as opposed to scorching hot –for the duration of the application.

Knowing what to expect when getting your massage will make your experience memorable, as well as relaxing. Massages are meant to bring positive vibes, bring about calm and a sense of renewed health; and can even alleviate insomnia. So, if you find yourself overwhelmed with the stress of being a multi-tasking person, too keen on spring cleaning, consider taking time out for yourself and getting a professional massage today!

Lindsey Kim

The author Lindsey Kim