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“Can You Benefit From a Massage?”, Doretha Wilson aka “ReCe” Massage Therapist

08 August 2011no comments Health

    Whew, we made it through the historical “Stormageddon 2010,” and I’m excited about Spring being here.  Most people take this time of year to begin spring cleaning, gardening, walking, running, biking, and all sorts of other physical activities.  We will be moving our bodies more now than we did several months ago. Not only should we take time to do those things mentioned above, we also need to give those tight dormant muscles and tissues a wake-up call with a wonderful massage.

What is a MASSAGE?  

A massage is a type of bodywork that involves manipulation of tissues and muscles to release tension and strain.  When muscles are stressed, circulation is reduced and both oxygen and nutrients are blocked.  Massages are a terrific way to loosen up these muscles, increase the circulation, and bring oxygen and nutrients back to the body systems.

Massage therapy has been shown to be effective in:

  • Soothing chronic back pain better than other complementary therapy.
  • Reducing anxiety and lowering blood pressure, especially in stroke patients.
  • Easing post-operative pain.
  • Reducing frequent headaches.
  • Decreasing pain and anxiety in hospitalized cancer patients.

 Does it hurt to get a massage?

As the client, you’re in control of the pressure. Before beginning the massage, most therapists will inquiry the amount of pressure to be used. Some people have the idea that if it hurts, it must be “good for them.” Massages are not supposed to hurt. If the massage is painful, ask for less pressure. Please don’t be afraid to ask.

 How often should you get a massage?

Once a month is a good start, however, every two weeks is better. In some cases, clients who had recent physical trauma, e.g. car accident, or treating a specific ailment, may receive a massage weekly or more, per their doctor’s recommendation.

 Conclusion

I urge you to get a massage today and make it a habit. Massages will help you spring into a healthy lifestyle.  Remember our bodies are our temple, and we must take care of it.

To schedule an appointment please call me, “ReCe”, at 202-369-0882 or email: recemassage@yahoo.com

 

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