Deep Tissue Massage in Central Point, Oregon
Stress. Even the word itself can be stressful. In today’s busy world, fewer and fewer people practice sufficient self care. We breeze from this project to that event and from this job to that meeting, with hardly a minute to sit, think, breathe, and decompress. Developing and engaging in a self-care routine is important for mental clarity, physical health, and emotional well being. Getting a massage can help to lower a person’s heart rate, and lower levels of stress-inducing hormones. Therapeutic massage is one of the best ways to de-stress both physically and emotionally; we each only have one body, so take the time to invest in yourself; invest in your emotional well being, your physical health, and your mental clarity.
Many things in life can cause stress, from work to family, from finances to time management. Too much stress can cause confusion, anxiety, and, for some, insomnia. Stress manifests itself in our bodies through increased levels of a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that helps the body to regulate metabolism, control blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, anxiety, and depression. While balanced levels of this hormone are absolutely essential to our health and wellbeing, increased levels of the cortisol hormone can cause stress, anxiety, and depression. Therapeutic massage, through a soft, safe, physical touch allows our bodies to relax and release pent up cortisol. By engaging in regular self-care through therapeutic massage, you allow your body time and space to decompress and release pent up cortisol.
In addition to lowering stress levels and facilitating emotional health and mental clarity, a regular therapeutic massage can help your body to decompress physically. Therapeutic massage manipulates the soft tissue in your body to allow for better blood circulation throughout. By manipulating the soft tissue and causing better circulation, therapeutic massage is useful for releasing toxins that are held within your body’s bloodstream.
For sore and overworked tendons, ligaments, and muscles a deep tissue massage may be the answer. Deep tissue massage relaxes muscle tissue and allow nerves around the muscles to loosen and relax. By allowing these nerves some breathing room, deep tissue massage can help to provide for better transmission of nutrients to the muscle and promote efficient operation.
So what can we do to keep our cortisol levels balanced, our blood circulating, and our muscles working efficiently? At A Time 4 U we believe that regular therapeutic massages can help to reduce and even prevent stress, as well as relieve aching muscles. Depending on your levels of stress, physical needs, and your budget, a regular massage could range from every few months to once per week. Therapeutic massage once every 1-2 weeks is ideal for resolving specific issues, such as chronic pain. Once your issues are on the mend, once per month is ideal for maintaining pain and stress management.
The safe and gentle, experienced touch of A Time 4 U could be just what the doctor ordered to keep your cortisol levels in check, your body ache-free, and to achieve and maintain stress-free living for a happier, healthier you.