A common question we are asked often: "Can you help me?"
While yes, we are a spa, we are more than just relaxation. Our Licensed Massage Therapist team has experience with a large range of clientele and ailments. We love to create a calming atmosphere free from chaos and disruptive noises so you can get the most out of your session and really feel what your body is trying to tell you.
While we saw over 100 clients in the past 7 days, we just wanted to give you a small glimpse into a few reasons some of our clients came to visit us.
If you are curious if a massage or other bodywork treatment could benefit you and your ailment, give us a call or send us a message. We would be happy to discuss whether we would be able to improve your health and help you reach your wellness goals.
1. Stiff neck, client couldn't turn their head to the right.
-Client received a 60 minute therapeutic massage with main focus on neck, shoulder, upper arms and upper back areas and Triple Strength Pain Relief Intensive Hemp Spot Treatment.
2. Maintenance, client has a terminal illness and seeks to maintain their quality of life as long as possible.
-Client received a 60 minute massage with light stretching to maintain their current range of motion. Client will be returning in 1-2 weeks.
*Did you know that we are wheelchair accessible?
We have some clients who chose to stay in their wheelchair for their sessions while others transfer to the treatment table with the help of their caregiver.
3. Low back pain and leg pain, client spends long hours in the car and has been raking leaves at home.
- Client received a 75 minute massage with main focus on legs, glutes and mid-low back with some light range of motion stretching and heat packs. Client is returning in 1 week for continued work on the sames areas along with abdominal massage.
4. Prenatal Massage with focus on low back and hips. Client received a 60 minute massage using our prenatal bolsters. Main focus of session was on low back, hips and relaxation.
5. Headache relief. Client has been suffering from regular headaches. Client received a 90 minute massage with chinese cupping to upper back, neck area, arms, pecs and low back. Client plans to return for a 45-minute massage within 4 days.
6. Grief and stress. Client has recently lost a loved one. Client received a 45 minute reiki session and a 60 minute massage using Chakra essential oils and focusing on stress relief. Client plans to return as needed for future self-care.
7. Foot pain associated with plantar fasciatis. Client received a 30 minute foot soak and scrub followed by a 60 minute massage with main focus on feet and lower legs, incorporating chinese cupping. Client will return in 4 weeks, or earlier, if needed.
8. Relaxation. Client is going through cancer treatments and just doesn't feel like themselves. Client received a 75 minute massage with a Stone Crop Facial Enhancement. The main focus was to relieve tension in the neck and shoulder area and provide relaxation. Client has scheduled regular sessions between cancer treatments.
9. Post-Surgery scar tissue reduction. Client received a 60 minute chinese cupping massage to break up scar tissue & increase their range of motion. Techniques were also used to decongest the tissues, reducing swelling in those areas. The remaining amount of time was spent on full body massage. Client will be returning for a series of 60 minute sessions over the next 6 weeks.
10. Maintenance, client suffers from fibromyalgia. Client receives a 60 minute massage focusing on areas of discomfort in hands, forearms and neck. Client returns every 3 weeks for pain maintenance.
Does any of these ailments sound familiar to you? Or maybe you are suffering from something not listed here.
You may be surprised to find that adding massage or bodywork into your wellness routine can improve your quality of life by reducing stress, reducing insomnia, anxiety, pain and improving your immune system, mood, and well-being.
Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day, similar to a workout. But massage shouldn't ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage and poor communication with your Massage Therapist.
It is important for you to honestly complete the client intake form provided by your therapist or to let them know if there have been any changes in your health since your last visit. Certain conditions require your therapist to use different techniques or pressure levels to ensure your safety.
When should I completely avoid massage or bodywork?
1. When you have a contagious skin disease
2. When you have a fever
3. If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including prescription pain medications. These reduce your pain receptors and makes it hard for you to tell if the massage therapist is applying too much pressure.
You may have other instances where a portion of your body will not be able to be massaged, but the therapist is trained for those situations and you will still receive a beneficial treatment. If you have any questions as to whether you could receive a massage based on your condition, contact your doctor for approval.
"Change happens through movement and movement heals" -Pilates
"Pilates is closely related to having a lean and toned body. The benefits of this exercise go beyond flexibility and strength. Apart from the aesthetic benefits, it helps you go through a full body workout and eases back pain. The process improves bone density and boosts heart rate. The cross-training workout helps you more than regular weightlifting and cardio.
Why choose Pilates?
Weight loss and toned body are on everyone’s mind, but if you keep fitness as your goal, you will choose the best. Pilates gives you many health benefits and the following consideration will make you want to choose them:
1. Improves bone density
Strength training is known to be a bone-density builder but not many know that Pilates give building benefits. Bones respond to resistance when you do Pilates or weight-bearing exercises. There are also exercises that involve muscle pulling and create tension in the bones. These forms of exercise, like Pilates, make bones stronger and healthier.
2. Weight loss
If you want to lose one pound every week, you need to let go of 500 calories every day. You need to combine that with exercise and Pilates are a great way. Calorie burn through Pilates ranges from 4 to 8 every minute. For significant weight loss, you need to work out for one hour for at least four days a week, excluding warm up and relaxing sessions.
3. Heals back pain
A study conducted on people who had back pain showed that within one year of doing Pilates, their condition improved. They started a four week Pilate’s program that strengthened their back and core. It gave back a proper alignment and strengthened their spine.
4. Stronger core
Pilates strengthens your abdominal muscles effectively. The exercises contract the muscles and works on your obliques. They target the deep muscles of your abdomen like transverse abdominis along with the superficial ones like rectus abdominis.
5. Prevent injuries
Pilates tends to make your body more flexible, improve balance and increase strength. These tend to reduce the risk of injury, increase flexibility, and keep you fit. When you have more strength, you can control movement and that reduces injury. It also provides body awareness and creates movement patterns, which reduces pain in joints, muscles, ligaments or tendons.
The most exercise involves movements in one plane, like forwarding and back motions. Pilates, on the other hand, includes many motions. The sessions are involved in extending, internal and external rotating, and more. These reduce the chances of risks and improve flexibility.
7. Posture improvement
If you are on your desk all the time, you can have hunched shoulders, poor posture, and so on. With time, a bad posture can lead to muscular imbalances. Pilates reverses these effects and creates muscle symmetry. The exercise type helps you force only one muscle at a time. You start developing a strong core and help you freely shift from one task to another.
8. Strengthens cardiovascular endurance
The benefits of Pilates depend on intensity. Moves like jackknife or side life boost our heart rate, while the seated exercises make our heart rates drop. The advanced classes raise the heart rate to an average of about 120 to 130 beats every minute. Quick moves between exercise decrease rest time and add more intensity.
Thus, Pilates will help you with flexibility, fitness, and keep you from injury."
Article repost from: Ravi Jain-http://danihealthbook.com
Washington Green Spa & Wellness
1713 Madison Ave. Suite 110
Washington, MO 63090