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Exercise is a great way to stay in shape and build muscle—but in order to actually build muscle, the exercises you perform must be difficult enough to stress your muscles so that they tear slightly, allowing them to repair themselves and grow larger. This means that your body will be sore and struggle to rebound after a training session, making it harder for you to continue exercising.
Undergoing a massage after working out helps to ease muscle tension and increase blood circulation throughout your tissues. This increased blood flow enables more oxygen and nutrients to reach your muscles, providing them with the things they need to repair themselves faster.
Swedish massage and deep tissue massage have shown extremely beneficial for athletes. Learn more about the benefits of massage by contacting NYC’s West Garden Spa at (646) 833-0574. You can also browse through our website for more information on the different types of massage offered.
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. Individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are often treated using a number of injections and prescription medications—but studies are beginning to show that massage therapy can be beneficial as well.
In this video, a female patient with RA discusses her experience using massage therapy to manage her symptoms. While this patient does take medication for her condition, she has found that undergoing regular massages has helped reduce her inflammation, stress, and even her reliance on anti-inflammatory medications for muscle pain. Watch the full clip to learn more.
Massage therapy has a number of benefits, from general relaxation to pain relief. You can learn more about the multiple benefits of massage by contacting West Garden Spa in NYC at (646) 833-0574.
Last updated 24 days ago
A Shiatsu massage is a holistic wellness technique that nurtures your psyche while coaxing tension out of your body. Even so, some people tense up during a massage. If you find it difficult to relax, follow the tips below for a better, more relaxing spa experience:
Discuss Health Issues Before the massage therapist begins your massage, inform him or her of any health issues you may have. After all, it’s difficult to relax if you experience an allergic reaction to a lotion or oil. If you have a muscle strain or other injury, inform the therapist so that he or she can exercise particular care around those body parts.
Communicate Your Preferences In addition to discussing any relevant health issues, you should communicate your other preferences. Remember that the massage therapist is committed to helping you relax. Don’t hesitate to request music, silence, or voice other preferences. Throughout the entire massage, give the therapist feedback as needed. Let him or her know if you prefer a certain amount of pressure or speed of movement. The therapist will be happy to adjust your session as needed to help you fully relax.
Breathe Naturally Some people enjoy deep breathing during a massage. You may choose to take deep breaths now and then to remind your body to relax, or you may prefer to simply breathe naturally. Try not to hold your breath or breathe shallowly, as this creates tension in your body.
Relax Your Muscles It can be tempting to tighten your muscles when you feel the massage therapist work on them, and sometimes you may not even realize you’re doing it. Try to relax your muscles as much as you can; if you’re having trouble, inform the massage therapist.
At West Garden Spa, we are committed to helping each client fully enjoy the benefits of Asian massage techniques. Call our convenient Manhattan location at (212) 244-7711 to schedule your appointment today. You could also visit our website to learn more about the different types of Asian massage.
Last updated 26 days ago
Shiatsu massage is ideal treatment for a range of conditions, from stress and tension to musculoskeletal pain and fibromyalgia. It can even benefit those with digestive disorders or headaches and those who wish to use massage for preventative purposes. Your Shiatsu massage therapist will manipulate certain pressure points along your body to harmonize the flow of energy and support your body’s ability to heal itself. Here’s an overview of the underlying principles of this popular massage technique:
Meridian System The body has 12 primary meridians, which are pathways along the body that enable the flow of energy, or qi. Every major organ in the body, including the liver, heart, and bladder, are associated with a particular meridian. Open meridians allow the free flow of energy and support a person’s overall wellbeing. When a meridian becomes blocked, it interferes with the energy flow. Shiatsu massage is intended to unblock any obstructions along the meridians.
Points for Shiatsu Each meridian encompasses pressure points, or acupressure points. These acupressure points are the same used for acupuncture; however, there are no needles involved in Shiatsu massage. The therapist manipulates these points to encourage the free flow of energy. Clients are encouraged to discuss specific health concerns with the therapist so that the therapist can concentrate on the points that correspond with those concerns. If the patient has digestive concerns, for example, the therapist may manipulate the large intestine acupressure point, which is located between the forefinger and the thumb.
Pressure Application The massage therapist manipulates the acupressure points with a variety of soothing techniques, including kneading, tapping, and stretching. Pressure is applied with the fingers or sometimes with special instruments.
Talk to a massage therapist today about the benefits of Shiatsu massage for your health concerns. Schedule an appointment with West Garden Spa in Manhattan by calling (212) 244-7711. You could also visit our website to learn more about our Asian massage techniques.
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Shiatsu is a popular Asian massage technique that involves the application of pressure to specific points along the body. This massage technique is particularly ideal for those who experience muscle knots or similar issues. A Shiatsu massage follows the meridians, which are energy pathways along the body.
To learn where your body’s meridians are and how a therapist works on them during a Shiatsu massage, watch this video. You’ll also learn how a Shiatsu massage can free muscle knots or blockages in the body.
Schedule your Shiatsu massage today with the experienced massage therapists of West Garden Spa. Contact our Manhattan location at (212) 244-7711 or visit our website to learn more.