Massage therapy increases circulation, promotes deeper and easier breathing, relieves muscle tension and can reduce blood pressure.
A new study in the International Journal of Neuroscience looked at the effects of a 15-minute, moderate pressure massage and found that it lowered blood pressure and heart rate and increased relaxation within seven minutes. Slowing down the body's physiology this way triggers a drop in stress hormones, such as cortisol, and a spike in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that reduces pain and depression and enhances sleep quality.
- Swedish utilizes light to medium strokes to increase circulation and relieve the stress of everyday life.
- Hot Stone surrounds you in the warmth of the stones relieving tension and stress to increase circulation and promote deeper and easier breathing.
- Reflexology Foot massage works with reflex points to treat tired feet to a much needed massage, as the reflex points on the feet are worked the entire body receives the benefits of increased circulation and relaxation. Spa Wrap or Paraffin included.