A soothing massage not only feels great, it can be great for your health. And it’s a great stress reliever when the hustle and bustle of the holidays has you on edge.
At MacMed Spa, Salon & Medical in Milford, Framingham and Hopedale, our talented and professional staff is ready to offer you massage therapy that will leave you feeling relaxed and reinvigorated. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact MacMed today.
The Mayo Clinic has some great information on the benefits of massage therapy.
At MacMed, we offer a variety of different massages. But generally, massage sessions include rubbing, pressing and manipulating your muscles, skin, tendons and ligaments.
Massage therapists can use their hands and fingers during your massage, but they can also use elbows and forearms. Massages can range in intensity from light stroking to deeper pressure.
Some common massages include:
- Swedish: This gentle technique employs long strokes, circular movements and helps both relax and reenergize you.
- Deep: This massage features slow and forceful strokes that reach deep muscle layers and tissue. These are great massages to help rehab damaged muscles if you have been injured.
- Sports: These massages help people who play sports or work out intensely to avoid and treat injuries.
- Trigger Point: These massages target tight muscle fibers that develop following injury or overuse.
While massage at one time was considered a luxury, today it is considered a key part of alternative medicine. More and more, massage is being combined with traditional treatments to address a variety of medical conditions.
Studies have shown that massage reduces stress, as well as pain and muscle tension.
Studies also indicate massage can help treat:
- Digestive problems.
- Stress-related insomnia.
- Nerve pain.
- Soft tissue injuries.
- Sports injuries
At MacMed, our staff offers massages with care and works with patients to address their individual medical needs.
Massage therapy is not meant to replace medical care. So it’s a good idea to let your doctor know if you are undergoing regular massage treatments.
While the majority of people who receive massage treatments benefit from them, not everyone is a candidate for massage.
Massage may not be for you if you:
- Are on blood-thinning medications.
- Have open or healing wounds.
- Suffer from deep vein thrombosis.
- Have osteoporosis.
Our staff will discuss your medical condition with you before selecting the best massage treatment for you.
Massage can sometimes leave you a bit sore, but soreness goes away quickly. It’s also good to drink fluids after your massage.
So lose any preconceived ideas that massage is simply a luxury or a method to pamper yourself. Massage is an effective technique to help you improve your overall health and well-being.
Massage can help specific medical conditions and is a great way to lose the stress that has been building inside you.
Contact MacMed today to learn more about the massages we offer and how they can help you during the holiday season and into the New Year! And from all of us at MacMed, Happy Holidays!