While many consider massage a luxurious moment of relaxation kept mostly for special occasions, there are many health benefits to receiving a relatively regular massage, especially in the summer. Here are four reasons to get a massage this summer, and with a little help from us, a few of the massages offered by The Spa at Pinehurst that might help you achieve both better health in mind and body.
1. Massage Is “You Time”
Every day is busy, right? But now the kids are out of school, and somehow, the life that you swear one day will start to slow down sometimes feels like it’s ramping up even more. Sure, there may be a family vacation mixed in there somewhere on that stacked calendar, but who really ends up doing all the planning for that, right? So, get away and get some “Me Time.” Find a block somewhere, shut off and let the family know you’ll see them in a bit. You deserve it.
The Spa’s Best Bet: The Customized Massage – Look, it’s for you. So you decide what you want. Design a 50- or 80-minute massage experience to suit your needs. Select style of massage plus enhancements. You’ll receive two enhancements with a 50-minute massage and 3 enhancements with an 80-minute massage.
Massage: Swedish, Hot Stone or Deep Tissue
Enhancements: Back Scrub, Foot Scrub or Dry Brushing, Hot Oil Scalp Treatment, Aromatherapy, Back Mask or Honey Heel Glaze
2. Massage Compensates for Increased Exercise
Most people also exercise more in summer, when nice weather makes being outdoors easy. Whether your exercise of choice is gardening or running, swimming or playing organized sports, you’re likely more active this time of year. That’s great, but can lead to strains and pulls if you’re not careful. Massage can help ease pain from problems as well as make them less likely to occur.
The Spa’s Best Bet: The Deep Tissue Massage – Increased circulation, enhanced muscle function and elasticity are just a few of the rejuvenating effects of our Deep Tissue Massage. Designed especially for guests who regularly receive massages and prefer a firmer touch, this service helps restore proper body alignment and range of motion using slow and deliberate methods. (50 or 80 minutes)
3. Blame the Weather – Massage Counteracts Swelling in Joints and Limbs
Summer heat and humidity tends to lead to swelling and discomfort, due to static accumulation of fluids. Massage can help increase blood flow, reduce swelling and make movement more comfortable, even during the height of heat.
The Spa’s Best Bet: Hot Stone Massage – Let the power of the earth move you with this classic hot stones service. This massage combines deep heat and Swedish techniques to melt away stress and relieve stiffness. (50 or 80 minutes)
4. Massages Clears Thinking
Busy? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Massages clear thinking and make it easier for you to stay on top of everything you need to do without feeling stressed out. Even going once every month or two can have major benefits.
The Spa’s Best Bet: Our Seasonal Massage – A combination of Ginger Sorbet body milk and Clementine oranges will lift your spirits! This beautiful vitamin-rich massage brings an instantly silky, soothing feel to skin. Antioxidant rich Olive Fruit and Grape seed oils combine with Orange Peel, Jojoba, Sunflower Seed and Apricot Kernel oils to nourish and calm the most sensitive of skin types. We garnish this seasonal massage with a fresh mint scrub onto the feet that will make you want to order another round!(50 minutes)