Most people are familiar with massages, but not everyone knows what a massage is. The term “massage” means to press, rub and work a person’s skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Massages range from light stroking touches to deep tissue pressure, and there is also sports massage therapy, which is geared specifically toward athletes.
There are many benefits of receiving a professional massage, including improving range of motion, increasing joint flexibility, lessening depression and anxiety and relaxing tired muscles. Massages will leave you believing in the power of touch therapy!
With the holidays coming and winter approaching, it’s easy to forget to relax and take time for yourself. Here are some good reasons to treat yourself to a massage in Torrance, CA this holiday season.
Relieve holiday stress
The holiday season is supposed to be cheery and full of love, a time to be with loved ones you haven’t seen all year. But your body can tire between shopping for gifts, planning a feast, entertaining guests and sticking to your carefully thought-out budget. It’s for reasons like these that make the holiday months stressful for many people, which is why you should consider taking 45 to 60 minutes to get away for a massage. Relax and feel the stress and tension leave your body.
Relax your overworked body
The holidays don’t just bring emotional stress; this time of year also creates a lot of physical stress. Many of us don’t realize that we overwork our bodies throughout the holidays, doing things like standing and cooking for long periods of time, reaching and bending to decorate the house, carrying heavy shopping bags and catering to holiday houseguests. These repeated actions will eventually take a toll on you physically, leaving you achy all over. Likewise, holiday travel can be a physical drain. Avoid living with sore, strained muscles for too long—book a massage time soon!
Warm up tight muscles
With the winter months come colder temperatures, which can cause your muscles to tighten up. It’s not unusual to experience joint aches, backaches, hip soreness or tightness in your shoulders and neck when the temperatures drop. Because of this, winter is an excellent time to get a massage. A massage therapist can warm up your muscles using lotions, aromatherapy, oils and pressure to alleviate aches and pains.
Recuperate from holiday hosting
If you didn’t manage to find time during the holidays to get a massage, get one afterwards! A 30-, 60- or 90-minute massage will help you recuperate from your emotionally and physically demanding holiday hosting duties. Make this a gift to yourself for making the holidays bright for your family and friends, and for coming out of the holidays in one piece!
Massages are good for your health and wellbeing. They can recharge your body’s energy naturally, refreshing you from head to toe. To learn more about the different types of massage in Torrance, CA and how you can benefit from a session or two, don’t hesitate to contact the team of massage specialists at Vimarn Thai Massage. Call us to schedule an appointment this holiday season!
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