Category: Relax

 

   Many people seek out massage therapy for the sense of relaxation it brings them. They feel a sense of calm and peace of mind from both the tranquil atmosphere and the treatment itself. However, if someone is looking for “just a relaxation massage” it doesn’t mean their treatment is any less clinically indicated or beneficial to their overall health. Massage has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, which contribute to overall physical wellbeing.

What Is Massage Therapy?

   Massage therapy involves manipulating the muscles by kneading, rubbing, pressing, or patting different muscle groups. Massage therapists use their hands and massage oils to work through various groups of muscles. Some massage therapists will also include aromatherapy oils and tranquil music to help create a peaceful and deeply relaxing experience.

   There are many different kinds of massage offered by massage therapists. Depending on the style, massages often vary in pressure and muscle group focus. Some of the most common types of massage include:

Swedish massage

   This is the most popular type of massage and is meant to help relax the body and mind. It involves a total body massage where a person lies on the massage table while the massage therapist slowly works through different muscle groups. Swedish massage also helps circulate blood flow, relieve mental stress, and reduce muscle pain and tension.

Deep tissue

   This kind of massage is similar to Swedish massage. However, the massage therapist uses more pressure and intensity when working through the muscles. Deep tissue massage is aimed at releasing tense and painful muscle knots that are often associated with physical discomfort, stress, and headaches.

Sports Massage

   Often used by athletes, sports massage is used to assist in athletic training. This type of massage is focused on preparing muscles for intense training. Additionally, sports massage is used to help the muscles recover after intense performance or injury.

Shiatsu

   Frequently referred to as acupressure, Shiatsu is a form of massage that is similar to acupuncture. Shiatsu originated in Japan and means “finger pressure.” Instead of using needles like acupuncture, the practitioner uses their fingers on pressure points. Pushing these points are thought to help release energy and restore balance back to the body and mind.

   How Massage Therapy Can Help Ease Anxiety, Panic Disorder Symptoms and mental stress.

   Massage therapy can help the body relax, which in turn can help one let go of anxious and fearful thoughts. Massage can relieve muscle pain and tension, improve circulation, and increase flexibility. As a relaxation technique, massage therapy can work to manage the fight-or-flight response, or stress reaction, that is typically overactive among people with anxiety disorders.

   The fight-or-flight reaction is responsible for causing fearful thoughts and reactions that often far outweigh any actual threat in the environment. For example, people with agoraphobia often fear having a panic attack in a large crowd or confined areas where it would feel embarrassing or difficult to escape.

   The fight-or-flight reaction typically leads to uncomfortable physical symptoms, such as shortness of breath, accelerated heart rate, excessive sweating, and chest pain. Massage therapy can have an opposing effect on the body by eliciting the relaxation response, reducing tension, lowering heart rate, and generally making a person feel calmer.

Getting Started with Massage Therapy

   Massage therapy is often offered at many spas, salons, and wellness centres in Seoul. However, as it continues to become a more mainstream treatment option, massage is now offered at many hospitals and clinics

   When meeting with your massage therapist for the first time, make sure to discuss your medical history, including your panic and anxiety symptoms. Let the massage therapist know if you have any areas of discomfort throughout your body. Also discuss what you hope to get out of the massage, such as muscle or stress relief.

   Studies have supported the safety and effectiveness of utilizing massage therapy for stress, anxiety, and depression.Massage therapy may be incorporated into your standard treatment plan to assist you in coping with panic disorder.

 

   Massage is medically beneficial because it encourages relaxation, improves posture, boosts blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, promotes easier breathing, improves flexibility, relieves headaches, strengthens the immune system, and quickens rehabilitation after injury. But more than these medical benefits, there’s one other advantage to stress relief that we all could use: mental stress relief.

   Whether you’re a working mom or a fresh out of college entry-level employee with an intimidating boss, you can do with some stress relief in the form of a long, soothing massage. Spas tend to offer many types but what massage should you choose for you? The thing to do is discuss this with your massage therapist and more specifically what is the goal for the session.According to a research, massage is an effective stress reliever. The soothing strokes of a massage therapist’s fingers on your tired, aching muscles can bring about decreased heart rate and lower blood pressure. It can even be a solution to anxiety and depression problems because the ultra-relaxing experience can cause a positive change in your psychological state. The good news is that there are many massage techniques which can directly address stress, including the following:

Acupressure

   Acupressure works in such a way that the kneading, stroking motion triggers specific points in the body to relax. As the tightened muscles loosen up, stress in the body and in the mind is greatly reduced. When booking a massage session for stress relief, consider asking for a Shiatsu or a Thai massage.

Aromatherapy

   What’s more relaxing than the smell of scented oils or lotions as your knotted muscles are being worked on by a therapist? This is what aromatherapy is all about. Different scented oils are used for relaxation, while the techniques used in the massage itself range from Swedish to Shiatsu, or Thai to acupressure.

Head and Shoulder Massage

   If you don’t have time for a full one-hour massage, ease away your stress by having a thirty-minute head and shoulder massage. Most of the stress from your daily life is placed on the upper part of the body, particularly the head, shoulder, and neck areas. Head and shoulder massages are typically offered in malls or airport lounges, to give buyers and passengers a quick relief from all that walking.

Hot Stone Massage

   This massage technique involves the use of smooth, hot stones which are placed lightly over the skin. The heat from the stone helps ease the tension from knotted muscles which result from stress. If you only like a light pressure when getting a massage, you can double the effects by asking for a hot stone to loosen up your tight muscles.

Swedish Massage

   Perhaps the most popular stress relief massage technique is Swedish massage. For this, different stroking motions are used to induce relaxation. Stress is the culprit behind those knots in your muscles which massage therapists patiently work on. As the knots in the muscles become loose, you will feel utter relaxation and experience stress melting away from your body.

   Everyone experience certain levels of stress, from different sources. To make sure that it will not have a negative effect on your health, mind, and body, ease away the stress by getting a stress-relieving massage.

   I offer both outcall and in call massage service at Seoul for the above services.