Friday, January 20, 2017

How You Know It's Time to Go for A Massage

How You Know It's Time to Go for A Massage - Academy Massage - Massage Therapist Winnipeg
With the new year upon us, it is time to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. After all, nearly 1/3 of all resolutions made on New Year’s involved getting healthy in some form. If you are trying to feel better and live a life that allows you to get the most out of it, then you need to consider taking care of yourself from all angles. One of the most overlooked ways of taking care of yourself is through massage. It gives your body so many benefits that it should be something we all strive to get regularly.

Signs Your Body Really Needs a Massage

The most obvious sign that you need a massage is that you hurt. This can be pain in your shoulders, neck, back, hips, or nearly anywhere on your body. The pain that doesn’t go away naturally can often be remedied, or at least minimized, by getting a massage on a regular basis. Tightness of large muscles, or a limitation on your life due to muscle pain, should point you in the direction of getting a massage.

Another sign that you need a massage is the occurrence of tension headaches. Typically, when the larger muscle groups in the upper half of your body are getting tight, it leads to a tension buildup. This leads to you getting tension headaches which can be difficult to get rid of. Getting a massage allows those muscles to relax, and it allows the tension to be released from your body instead of building up and causing additional pain.

When you become limited in how much each joint can move, that is a very good sign that you could benefit from a massage. Losing your normal range of motion can limit your quality of life, plus it can increase your stress. As soon as you notice that you are losing the ability to move like you normally would, you need to go in and get a massage. The sooner you get the problem addressed, the less range of motion you are bound to lose, and the sooner you are bound to feel better.

Massages Allow Your Body to Relax

Getting a massage provides stress relief and pain relief, among other benefits. The more often you make a massage a regular part of your routine, the more benefits you get out of the practice as a whole. You should be going in once every 1-2 weeks to get the pain under control. Then, once you can keep your pain controlled, you should be going in 1-2 times per month to maintain your range of movement and keep the pain down.

When you get regular maintaining massages, you will find that your body responds in many positive ways. You will feel better, sleep better, stay calmer, and typically get sick less often. To schedule a massage with Academy Massage today, give us a call. We can help get you feeling better, and help you stay that way.

Friday, January 13, 2017

What You Really Need to Know About Steam Rooms

What You Really Need to Know About Steam Rooms - Academy Massage - Massage Therapist Winnipeg
Have you been thinking about visiting a steam room? However, before you do, you want to make sure it is going to be beneficial, right? Well, luckily for you, there are quite a few benefits of going and visiting steam rooms. Whether you are trying to feel better from a stiff back, or want to simply relax, steam rooms are a great option.

Why You Want to Go and Visit a Steam Room

  1. You will be able to relieve your body of tension. The warmth lets your body relax, and this lets your tension just melt away. 
  2. The steam removes impurities from your skin. This means that not only do you feel better when you come out, but you look better, too!
  3. Sweating takes toxins out of your body. Simply spending 20 minutes in a steam room can remove a whole day’s worth of toxins from your system, leaving you healthier. 
  4. You have better blood flow when in a steam room. During exposure to the heat, your capillaries open up, allowing for better blood flow and increased healing. 
  5. Sitting in a steam room can help alleviate pain. When you sit in a hot and steamy room, your body releases endorphins. This can reduce the pain you feel from both the daily grind and even from injuries. 

If you want to get a chance to feel better, look better, and stay healthier, then go in and check out a steam room. If your body is still achy when you leave the steam room, give us a call at Academy Massage, and let us help work the rest of the kinks out!