Are you ready to treat yourself to a stress reducing massage? A therapeutic massage is an excellent way to bring immediate relaxation to your mind and body. When you schedule a stress reduction massage in Los Angeles at Medical Massage by Samantha, you can enjoy a calming environment free from distraction. Aromatherapy is available at your request, and all healing touches come from Samantha, a highly qualified, trained and experienced massage therapist.
To understand why massages work in the way they do, it’s helpful to know how stress builds up in the body and the problems it can cause. Because stress is a normal part of life, people are often unaware of just how unhealthy it can be. While you can’t avoid stress entirely, there are steps you can take to manage discontent.
How Does Stress Affect the Body?
Stress refers to any type of change in your environment that requires your body to react. You can experience “good stress” and “bad stress”, but both take a toll on your body. An example of good stress is landing a new job or moving to a new home. Bad stress occurs when you can’t find relief or relaxation in between your challenges. This results in feeling overworked and overtired.
When stress builds up, it can lead to physical symptoms like:
- Stomach troubles
- High blood pressure
- Depression and anxiety
- Suppressed immune system
- Difficulty sleeping
- Accelerated aging
Sadly, some people self-medicate with drugs to ease the symptoms, when really, there are holistic healing practices available. The best part about holistic therapies is that they are safe, drug-free and compatible with other lifestyle practices.
Why is Stress Management Important?
You don’t want to be stressed all the time, otherwise you can suffer serious health effects and a negative attitude. This is not a fun way to live – life is short! To prevent chronic stress from taking over your life, you must have stress management techniques that work for you. Many different stress reduction strategies are effective, including massage therapy.
By managing your stress and preventing it from getting out of control, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Be happier, healthier and more productive
- Lead a balanced life with time for work, relationships, relaxation and fun
- Have the resilience to tackle challenges in your life
- Maintain good physical and emotional health
- Create positive relationships with friends and family
- Enjoy life to its fullest
How Can a Massage Help Reduce Stress?
A stress reduction massage can be a powerful stress-relieving tool. During your appointment, Samantha will press, rub and manipulate your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. There are different techniques she uses based on the symptoms you are having. Each therapeutic massage lasts 60-70 minutes.
Here are some of the ways that a stress reduction massage can help manage your stress levels:
- Relieve pain and stress in the muscles and tissues
- Improve mood and sleep quality
- Elicit feelings of calmness and peace
- Manage the fight-or-flight response
- Decrease cortisol levels
- Circulate blood flow
Los Angeles Stress Reduction Massage with Suction Technique
At Medical Massage by Samantha, we offer different types of massages for stress, including our Stress Reduction Massage with Cupping. Cupping is a technique that uses plastic cups to create suction on the skin. This makes it easier to target specific areas on the body.
The purpose of cupping therapy is to increase blood circulation, release tight muscles, drain fluids and toxins and clear out inflammation. Cupping may be used on most parts of the body, as long as we’re able to create a seal between the skin and the cup.
Because this technique is localized, it’s possible to focus on specific areas of the body to ease pain. When combined with a stress reduction massage, you can release pent up stress and walk away feeling like your best self.
Schedule a Stress Reduction Massage Today
It’s important to know that not just anyone can deliver a true therapeutic massage. Samantha is certified and trained to deliver medical massages that our clients benefit from. Not only will she provide relaxation through massage, but also promote an overall healthy lifestyle that is resilient against stress. Contact us today for Stress Reduction Massage in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills. To schedule your appointment call @ 310-930-8158.