If you’re looking for a relaxed weekend, then we don’t blame you. It’s only over the weekends you get to unwind, after all. After working hard through the week, you will surely want to pamper yourself and feel good. Giving yourself some ‘me’ time or indulging in rejuvenation is a must to reboot yourself. If you are stressed, it often shows on your face and skin. You may even develop skin conditions, if not handled immediately. For a healthy mind and body, you can choose massage therapies that help you de-stress and relax. Here are top three therapies that are effective:
Aromatherapy massage is popular for its innumerable advantages. This type of therapy uses two elements: smell and massage. Inhaling fragrant essential oils like herbal, floral, and fruity oils, has a positive impact on your nervous system. While it affects your heart rate and breathing, it consequently reduces stress, improves quality of sleep, and aids in smooth digestion.
Deep Tissue Massage
Focused on the deeper layers of your muscles, deep tissue body massage is ideal for treating chronic pains in your body. It is particularly effective for your upper back, shoulders, lower back and legs. Bands of rigid tissues in your tendons form adhesions, which can obstruct the blood circulation and may lead to inflammation. Deep tissue massage helps in breaking down the adhesions and relieving you of pain.
Swedish massage is a popular massage over the world. Initially created by a renowned Swedish physiologist to relax the entire body in a cohesive manner, the treatment uses long gliding strokes towards the direction of blood flow to the heart.This massage is particularly beneficial for increasing blood oxygen levels and improving flexibility and circulation in the body. It also helps in treating high blood pressure, weak immune system, knee arthritis, recurring headaches and fibromyalgia.