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Benefits of Massage

Massage Benefits


Massage is often considered a medical treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, Massage has evolved into a variety of forms including from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. Each of these all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Further applications can also involve even forearms, elbows, and/ or feet to deliver massage benefits.

A 2007 American Massage Therapy Association survey found almost a quarter of all adult Americans had at least one massage in the previous year. Almost every year research is uncovering the health benefits of massage. Massage treatments in Lithonia at the Spa at Stonecrest are only confirming the research

More and more people in Lithonia seeking massage -- especially baby boomers -- recognize the health benefits of massage. They choose from among many massage styles to get relief from symptoms or to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness. While massage in Dekalb County Georgia is not new, Massage in Lithonia Georgia is reaching more and more satisfied consumers.

Another study done in 2010, scientists at Cedars-Sinai investigated the physical effects of massage therapy, ļ¬nding that the 29 subjects who received 45 minutes of Swedish massage had an immune boosting response when compared acheter viagra to the 24 participants who received 45 minutes of light touch.

Which Massage Styles Are Best?

Information is abound on the different massage styles being popular at different times. And you may have wondered whether each was part of a passing fad or the latest, greatest massage technique? Even more important is how can you tell whether the latest style will actually provide massage benefits to help you?

As previously noted, styles used in massage therapy can range from long, smooth strokes to deep slow stokes to short percussive strokes. Each of these strokes often is applied by the massage therapists using oils and lotions but may be performed without. At the Spat at Stonecrest our massage therapists have clients unclothe and put on a comfortable robe for a massage therapy session. Our massage therapy in Lithonia Georgia can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. These sessions can be done for an individual or provided in a shared room to a couple utilizing two massage therapist.

Prior to your decision on which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need relief from pain and/ or discomfort or help with a certain health condition? Prior to the start of a massage session,  let the therapist know what you're looking for. Our massage therapist at the Spa at Stonecrest will customize your massage therapy in Lithonia, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.