Relaxing or therapeutic? Until recent years these were the only options when you were looking for a massage in Calgary. Today you will need an entirely new vocabulary so that you can find a treatment that you are really going to enjoy. While the standard used to be a Swedish massage, today there are a number of additional options to consider. Some options and what they are best used for are highlighted here.
A number of recent studies have recently found that a Swedish massage, which is characterized by a moderate amount of pressure as well as long strokes that go with the muscle grain, is not only extremely relaxing, but also very healing. This type of massage can help to alleviate HIV, cancer, diabetes, immune issues, pain syndromes and even depression. You should select this option if you are stressed and in search of a way to achieve full body relaxation.
This is a massage that is results oriented. The deep tissue option of massage will incorporate the penetrating and kneading techniques, trigger point releases and cross grain strokes. This type of massage will really get into the deepest portions of the muscle and even addresses the muscle attachments. While some find this option of massage a bit painful, it is also extremely therapeutic. You should choose this option if you suffer from muscular injuries or chronic tension.
This is a type of Japanese massage that works with the energetic meridian system of your body. The therapists will use their fingers and their hands to apply acupressure and massage that may incorporate a type of gentle stretching during the process.
With this type of massage you will keep all of your clothes on and lie on the floor allowing your therapist to work on your entire body with a series of different stretches that are designed to release your pent up muscular tension. This is often called the “lazy man’s yoga.” This is the right option if you want to feel energetic and invigorated.
Understanding what is available in terms of massage will help you determine the right treatment for your needs. This will also allow you to feel better and reap a number of therapeutic and stress relieving benefits. If you want to release pain, tension and stress, then massage is an option you should carefully consider. It will allow you to feel better and enjoy life more fully due to the various methods that are available. Doing this will also ensure that you enjoy a better quality of life, no matter what you are doing or where you may be headed.
Everyday we work hard to pay our bills, put food on our tables and accomplish the goals that we’ve set for ourselves. This is one of the main reasons why I feel that Everyone deserves a little bit of luxury”. Every once in a while we need to reward ourselves for the hard work and sacrifices that we make on a day to day basis. So whether you treat yourself to an expensive (but worthy) makeup bag, a new makeup palette or a Chanel tote – I say hey you are truly worth it. Why work hard if you cannot reap the rewards? Treating yourself well is not just about the material luxuries of life but also taking care of your bodies. If you do not take care of yourself how can you take care of the kids, your hubby, your wife or even your goldfish?
I frequently get manicures, make trips to the salon and get facials whenever I can. Sure sometimes these treatments can be expensive and may not always fit into your budget, after all these are tough economic times. Well ladies (and gents) this is where Spa Week comes it. Spa Week is the glorious week of April 12-18, 2010 where you can get $50 spa treatments at approximately 800 spas throughout the US (and Canada) including (but not limited to) New York, Virginia, Florida, California, Nevada, New Jersey and several other states. Ladies you can treat yourself to everything from Botox to ear candling to laser hair removal to vajazzing. I was quite happily surprised at the extensive list of participating spas and services available. I plan on partaking in a 60 minute hot stone massage since I’m always in need of some relaxation after a long day at work. A trip to the spa is not just a luxury as there are many healthful benefits such as stress relief, detox and healthy skin (depending on the treatment). When you feel good you look good and this is important to your overall mental well being. When a person takes care of themselves it helps to improve their body image and their self esteem. So take a moment or an hour out of your busy life to do something fabulous for yourself, you deserve it.
To check out the participating spas go to http://www.spaweek.com/ and then book your appointment.