You don't have to be an athlete to benefit from the positive effects that come with stretching. Most of our client's do not stretch on a daily basis or even a weekly basis. We all know that stretching improves flexibility in our joints but there is more to it than that. For example. A man or woman who works out at their local gym, who's goal is to gain muscle, but does not stretch before their workout, will not reach their muscles maximum potential. Someone who takes the time to stretch before hand, is guaranteed to benefit more. This is because a well-designed warm-up starts by increasing body heat and blood flow. Warm muscles and dilated blood vessels pull oxygen from the bloodstream more efficiently and use stored muscle fuel more effectively. As a massage therapist, it is very important to ask you client if they stretch regularly. If they do not, tell them why they should and if they take your advice, they will reap the benefits and it is little things like that, which may make you their go to massage therapist because they will appreciate the personal interest and concern that you have for them as your client.
It can be very beneficial to introduce some massage therapy into your relationship for many reasons. We all deal with stress due to the struggles we go through in our daily life, such as work related issues, family problems, and worrying about money. This of course, is completely natural. How nice would it be, walking through your door after a long and busy day, to find your significant other waiting for you with open arms and a massage table set up just for you ?
Massaging your partner can help to introduce intimacy back into your relationship. If the "spark is gone", try reigniting it with the simple gesture of massage. You may want to set the mood and encourage relaxation by lighting a candle, diffusing some essential oils, and playing soft music. Most importantly, this should give you some quality time to enjoy one another. Lay down, relax, and enjoy the moment - both of you deserve it.
Happy Valentines Day !
Here at Professional Wholesale Massage, we truly value the holidays. This value lies not within anything materialistic, but the strong bond and love for family. For most of us who are fortunate enough to have a loving family that traditionally come together for these wonderful occasions, we understand the importance of them. All of the hard work that we put in year round can be put off just for one day. That one day is cherished for not only a day, or a month, or a year. It is cherished for an eternity. From family to family, house to house, the love will remain.
Happy Holidays To You & Yours
Professional Wholesale Massage
We have just relocated our showroom to a great location in Rutherford, NJ. We will be open for business the first of July where you will be able to stop in and checkout all of our merchandise if you are local. We carry a variety of massage tables, chairs, and supplies. Come on in and take a look for yourself to see which model would be a good fit for you. We also have our own line of essential oils that would be a great addition to the atmosphere that you provide for your clients. If you are local, consider us your one stop spa shop, we provide the best massage brands with first-class service, always at the best prices.
There are a few different massage techniques to consider depending on your specific preferences as a professional. You must consider, what the most appropriate massage is to perform on your client based on their specific needs and areas of concern. I know for me personally, when I go to get a massage, I tell my therapist to focus on my neck and shoulders because that is where I carry the majority of my stress. A deep tissue massage would benefit me the most when compared to other types or styles of massage because it offers a better manipulation of muscles that helps to hit the deep layers of tissue that is most satisfying to me.
Swedish Massage - Performed using gentle, yet firm and long strokes that promote a very relaxing and enjoyable massage without the deep pressure that may be a bit too uncomfortable for clients who prefer a lighter touch.
Deep Tissue Massage - Very similar to the Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage offers a relaxing and enjoyable massage that uses more pressure that penetrates the deeper layers of tissue and muscle in order to get the relief needed for someone who prefers a deeper pressure as apposed to a gentle touch.
Shiatsu Massage - Mostly used to stimulate levels of energy that are important to the natural flow of circulation. Medium pressure, combined with circular rapid motions, make this massage not only satisfying but very essential to the clients overall emotional and physical well being.
Massage therapy can most certainly be an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety that we all experience at some point in our busy lives. Here are some typical things that the average person is doing during the week : Working, running errands, taking care of a family, going to school, etc.. These are all things that are somewhat stressful and time consuming, especially when combined into a single day! It is not easy to reflect on oneself and cleanse the mind, body, and soul as much as we would like to. A lot of people have found that taking the time out once a week or even once a month to get a massage and relax with their thoughts, was exactly what they needed.
Here are some of the mental health benefits of Massage Therapy :
Are you concerned about your physical health ? Well, who isn't ? Just think about it. Unless you are sitting around all day and do not care at all about your well being, taking care of yourself physically, is a crucial part of an active and productive lifestyle. Massage therapy can help to increase your overall quality of life by :
When your physical health is taken into consideration and massage therapy is a regular part of your life, social and mental health benefits will follow. We will discuss this in our next blog.