As we leap into this new year and a new decade, it’s time to think about what we can do to improve our overall quality of life. This varies from one person to the next, but the idea is to resolve to do something that will make you feel better by the end of the year.
And we have the perfect thing for those of you who call Austin home! If you want to feel better by the end of 2020, then it is time to invest in a monthly massage membership at Sage Blossom Massage. Massages, while luxurious, are not just for vacation or spa-days. Give yourself permission to treat your body well this year!
Regular massages have been proven to be beneficial. As Dr. Mark Rapaport for Shape explains, “Weekly massages seem to have a cumulative positive effect that is sustained over time.” We know it can be challenging to carve out time weekly for a massage, but you can find time once a month to give your body the healing touch it needs.
You Deserve Some Relaxation
In the US, we have a major problem with relaxation. According to The Atlantic article, Americans Won’t Relax, Even Late at Night or on the Weekend, “Americans not only work longer hours, but they are more likely to work late at night and on weekends as well.” By scheduling a monthly massage in Austin, you are making sure you have a chance to relax at least once a month. Plus, you not only deserve it – you need it!
Massages Reduce Stress
Often people turn to massages when they need to de-stress, but did you know there is scientific proof that this works? Time reports, “[a] study on massage found that levels of the stress hormone cortisol dropped 31% following a rubdown.” Rather than heading to an Austin spa when you feel stressed out, schedule a monthly massage to help eliminate stress before it wreaks havoc on your body.
Improve Your Mood
That same Time report also found “levels of feel-good hormones like dopamine and serotonin increased roughly 30%” after a massage. In other words, you feel better, and your mood is lifted after a massage! The Mayo Clinic explains, “Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension […] Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.”
Monthly Massages Keep You Healthy
Again, people often mistakenly view massages as a way to pamper themselves. While we certainly believe you should pamper yourself, massages, like vitamins, can work wonders on your overall health by strengthening your immune system.
For example, Time reports, “In terms of improving immune function, […] the hormone and nervous system shifts that take place following massage may protect the immune system’s natural killer cells—a type of white blood cell that fights off viruses and helps prevent tumor growth.” That’s huge!
9-5-ers Desperately Need Regular Massage Therapy
If you are like most Americans, you spend much of your waking hours being sedentary. Whether you are sitting at a conference table or in a cubicle for most of your workday, you are doing serious damage to your muscles and joints. Those stiff shoulders and your poor neck need some relief! Monthly massages are an excellent way to address work-related muscle tension.
Workouts and Massages Go Hand-in-Hand
If you exercise regularly, then you also need to get a massage regularly. When your muscles start to feel sore after intense workouts, it is time to find relief for the tightness in your muscles. Shape explains, “Massage may decrease acute inflammation due to overuse of muscles, so it may be very helpful in decreasing stiffness, pain, and inflammation.” Your Austin massage therapist can focus on trouble spots during your monthly massage appointments so you can continue working out and reaching your goals.
Massages Relieve Pain
Did you know massages work like a natural pain reliever? It’s true! Dr. Tiffany Field for Shape claims, “Massage reduces physical suffering by decreasing cortisol and increasing serotonin, which is the body’s natural painkiller.”
Here’s another way to think about it. Whenever you bump your elbow or stub your toe, what is your natural reaction? You rub it! We are naturally inclined to rub and to massage the hurt area, so it makes sense that massages are an effective tool for dealing with injuries or even chronic pain.
Regular Massages Help a Variety of Medical Conditions
Scheduling a monthly massage is especially beneficial to individuals who suffer from certain medical conditions. For instance, headache and migraine sufferers find great relief from receiving regular massages.
In addition, the Mayo Clinic claims, “Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, insomnia related to stress, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains or injuries, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint pain.” Today, it is common for doctors to suggest regular massages to patients who suffer from these types of ailments.
Sage Blossom Massage Has Monthly Massage Memberships for Every Budget
Now that you understand why you should plan to get a massage each month in 2020, let me tell you why you need to invest in a Sage Blossom Monthly Massage Membership. At Sage Blossom Massage in Austin, Texas, we take pride in helping our clients achieve a pain-free life. Our skilled licensed massage therapists will work each month to help your body and mind feel better and healthier.
Since therapeutic massage is most beneficial when scheduled regularly, we offer a variety of affordable monthly massage memberships ranging from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. Even better – unused massages rollover, so you don’t lose your massage credits! Plus, we give members an additional ten percent off our other spa services!
Invest in yourself this year by making a monthly massage a part of your regular self-care routine.