Leading a busy lifestyle with so much happening can be pretty challenging, especially when fitting new activities into your daily schedule. You may even neglect yourself now and then to make time for more important things. All of this added pressure may have caused you to try and figure out why your neck and back hurt so much and feel extremely tight. Or maybe you enjoy having massages and want more of them at any time. You may ask yourself, ‘what counts as a massage?’ ‘How many types are there?’ ‘What are the benefits of getting a massage?’ ‘How can an in-house masseuse help?’.
Different Types of Massages
There are a number of massages available, the most common of which are:
- The Swedish massage is one of the more gentle massages around. It can help with relaxation. Long strokes, deep, circular movements and kneading are commonplace with this massage style.
- The Deep tissue massage involves more pressure and more prolonged, slower strokes to help get deeper into the muscle layers and soft tissue. This is commonly the type of massage given when you have an injury.
- The Sports massage is quite similar to the Swedish massage. Athletes recovering from injuries or who want to prevent them will benefit from this massage style.
- The Trigger point massage focuses on areas where tension and tightness help alleviate that pressure build-up.
- Self-massages can help relieve tension and manage soreness caused by workouts all by yourself. All that is needed is a foam roller and a massage gun.
With so many varieties of massages around, choosing the right one can be challenging. We advise considering things like health and what you want the result to be. Whether it be fitness, relaxation or health, it is important to know the differences between the types to know precisely what you want.
9 Benefits Of A Massage
If you’re lucky enough to be able to have a personal masseuse, you can reap the benefits of massage on a regular basis with such a busy schedule. There will be no need to take time out of your busy day to commute to a massage parlour when you have one at all times.
After working so hard over the years and placing your career first above all else, retirement is the perfect time to focus on yourself and take care of your health. A personal masseuse is not only there to improve your fitness or help with recovery. They are also crucial in helping you manage any pain you may have. Research shows that massages can help with the following:
1. Stress-Relief and Relaxation
Stress relief is the most significant benefit of massages. There is insufficient research on how much stress hormones like cortisol are reduced, but anecdotal evidence suggests that massages can help encourage relaxation and lower stress levels overall.
2. Constipation Relief
If you have problems with your digestion or constipation, a massage could help to remove some of that discomfort. Abdominal massages have been found to help people dealing with post-surgery constipation. It helped their bowel movements and helped alleviate pain caused by constipation.
3. Fibromyalgia Pain Management
People who suffer from fibromyalgia experience chronic pain, mood symptoms and sleep issues. Although there is no cure for it, research has shown that massage therapy is a viable treatment to help manage the symptoms alongside medication, physical therapy and counselling. We recommend you to speak to a primary care doctor so they can tell you more about the potential benefits massages can have in the management of the condition.
4. Tension Headache Relief
Headaches caused by an excess of tension or concentration can feel like a band is wrapped tightly around your head. Evidence supports that massages are a good cure for this kind of headache. It can help relieve muscle tension in your shoulders, neck and head.
5. Stress-Related Insomnia
As mentioned previously, massages have a positive impact on stress. Stress has been shown to harm sleep. Reducing stress levels thus improves sleep. Other ways to help sleeping habits include having a bedtime ritual and reducing time spent staring at a screen before bed.
6. Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) Management
Myofascial pain syndrome, much like fibromyalgia, is a chronic pain condition. However, MPS is pressure specifically located in the muscles. Just like fibromyalgia, there is no cure for it. However, people with the illness have seen relief from massage therapy.
7. Muscle Soreness & Strain
When muscles are inflamed and sore, massages can help with blood flow to the affected area, which helps aid recovery.
8. Temporary Arthritis & Joint Pain Relief
Arthritis involves pain and swelling in the joints of your body. As blood flow is greatly improved with massages, it can help provide temporary relief to your joints as a masseuse kneads and massages your muscles.
9. Circulation During Pregnancy
According to studies, pregnancy can benefit significantly from improved circulation. Of course, as we said before, make sure you speak to your primary care doctor.
Benefits Of A Personal Masseuse At Home
No Hassle And Added Stress Of The Traffic
Venturing out to a massage centre can become a stressful activity in and of itself. Driving on roads full of traffic can cause stress levels to go Venturing out to a massage centre can become a stressful activity in and of itself. Driving on roads full of traffic can cause stress levels to go through the roof and is an activity best avoided when you are already stressed. Driving back from the centre can be even more of an annoyance after having such a soothing and scintillating massage.
The phrase “time is money” is one we know too well. One of the most significant advantages of having an in-home masseuse is that they can save you valuable time. When you have such a busy schedule, every minute counts. Driving to the nearest massage centre, waiting because the last appointment has spilt a little into your slot and then going home is all time saved. Thanks to an in-home masseuse, there is no need to waste time.
Better Prolonged Relaxation
Massages at home can help you enjoy relaxation for a more extended period. After the massage, you can do as you please as you are in the comfort of your own home. You can immediately decide to go for a warm bath or sleep on your bed, all of which is not possible at a massage centre.
Your Home Feels Better
Masseuses will always have their equipment set up in a room whenever you need it. You will always have a space that can help alleviate any stresses you may have. The room will be filled with essential oils, linen, and peaceful and tranquil music, all combined to create a feeling of bliss. This style of therapy provides relief with the use of smells. This therapy has shown signs of being able to alleviate depression.
The Massage Can Last For A Longer Time
Massage sessions are limited by time and will generally only last 50 minutes, but you can extend the session beyond the typical 50-minute maximum with home massages.
Last but certainly not least is the privacy aspect of at-home massages. You will be able to get more personalised attention from the masseuse while remaining in the privacy of your own home. Masseuses require clients to remove their clothes which can be pretty uncomfortable in a new environment. The recipient will feel far more comfortable and confident in their own homes. You will be able to talk about your stress in the privacy of your home, leading to better results.
There are no downsides to having your own masseuse. The time it saves is extremely valuable to anyone with a massive workload, such as yourself. Your health and wellbeing should be taken care of, and we can help with that.
If you also ever need help finding a personal masseuse at Melissa Offer Private Staffing, we can help. Reach out to us today.