5 Reasons to Get a Massage

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We all know a massage feels good and we feel more relaxed afterward, but you might not realize the substantial health benefits of regularly receiving massage therapy.

There’s a plethora of research out there, but the American Massage Therapy Association has boiled it down to five key points.

The Spa at Pinehurst offers 10 massages designed to fit an assortment of individual needs. All of our treatments tout the health benefits listed below, but we’ve pinpointed the services that go above and beyond to tackle each concern. Take a look:

CONTROL STRESS

The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.

Recommended treatment: Hot Stone Massage – Let the power of the earth move you during this classic service. A combination of carefully selected essential oils complements the deep heat benefits and moderate pressure used in this powerfully restorative service.

INCREASE IMMUNITY

Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost the immune system by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.

Recommended treatment: The Pinehurst Massage – Unique to Pinehurst, this massage incorporates a pine needle ritual with a customized combination of Swedish and deep-tissue techniques leaving the body rejuvenated.

BOOST MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.Massage

Recommended treatment: Reflexology – Drawing on centuries of Eastern tradition, this service focuses exclusively on specialty pressure points in the feet to create a deep sense of relaxation and peace.

MANAGE PAIN

Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Research shows massage can help low-back pain, headaches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and more.

Recommended treatment: Integrated Therapy – This highly specialized treatment takes therapeutic massage to the next level. This service addresses the needs of athletes, travelers or anyone else requiring specific, deeply targeted muscle therapy. Let our therapists customize the perfect blend of deep tissue and trigger point therapy just for you.

IMPROVE PHYSICAL FITNESS

Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy. Massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.

Recommended treatment: Athlete’s Retreat – A service that facilitates the rapid recovery needed after a long day (or days) on the course. This massage incorporates light to moderate pressure with strategic, passive stretching as well as a synergistic mix of detoxifying essential oils designed to get you feeling great and back on the links in no time.

Reading about all the fantastic benefits probably has you ready to book a massage. We can help with that. Check out our menu and call today to book.

Are you a first timer? Find out what to expect here.

 

 

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