Massage therapy is one of the best things anyone can do for their minds, bodies, and souls – especially people who are suffering from unbearable levels of stress. Here at Chameleon Wellness, we offer a host of different types of massages that are sure to help nurse you back into full and positive health.
There are numerous physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of good massage therapy. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at those benefits before we shine a light on the types of massages that we offer.
Benefits of massages
One of the most immediate and obvious benefits of getting a good massage is a deep, almost spiritual feeling of peace, calm, and relaxation – serenity manifested. This happens when most types of massages trigger a release of endorphins, the neurotransmitters that are largely responsible for pain and stress relief.
Another immediate benefit of massages is in how stress hormones like adrenalin and cortisol are also reduced, leaving you feeling a lot lighter. Studies show that high levels of stress hormones can mess up your immune system, making massage therapy that much more valuable for anyone and everyone in need.
Some of the physical benefits of massages include:
- Improved blood circulation;
- Decreased stress and tension in the muscles;
- A deep feeling of serenity;
- An improved skin tone;
- A heightened sense of mental alertness;
- Reduced anxiety and depression.
What massages do we offer?
Here at Chameleon Wellness, we offer a few types of massages that can help you do away with any stress, anxiety, or tension you may be experiencing. We offer 3 different types of session durations for each package: 30, 45, and 60 minutes. Below is a short list with the descriptions of three of out most popular types of massages:
A Swedish massage is a gentle full-body massage that is recommended for people who are new to massage therapy, who have a lot of tension, as well as people who are a bit more sensitive to touch than the average person. Swedish massages are great at releasing pesky muscle knots and induce a feeling of relaxation throughout the massage.
Swedish massages usually last for about 60-90 minutes; when massaging, therapists will generally use a combination of kneading, deep circular motions in tense areas, vibration and tapping techniques, as well as a handful of other methods designed to detach you from your reality for an hour or so. If you’d like to learn more, get in touch with us!
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massages use a bit more pressure than the standard Swedish massage. They’re ideal for people who are suffering from chronic muscle problems like soreness, imbalance, or injury. Deep tissue massages are great at relieving muscle tension, as well as anxiety and chronic muscle pain.
During this type of massage, the therapist will use slow motions and strokes alongside deep finger pressure to help relieve any built-up tension in the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. If you’d like to learn more about deep tissue massages, don’t be too shy to contact us!
Hot Stone Massage
Are you suffering from muscle pain, tension, or just a deep desire to relax? Well, the good news is that hot stone massages were designed specifically for you; the bad news is that it’ll only last for 30-60 minutes. Hot stone massages are great for easing muscle pain and tension, improving blood circulation, as well as relieving stress.
Hot stone massages are similar to Swedish massages, with the biggest difference being the therapist using hot stones either in lieu or in addition to their hands. The therapist may place the heated stones, which are great for relieving tension, on different parts of your body; as the massage goes on, the therapist may hold the stones while administering Swedish massage techniques.
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These are only the tips of the iceberg regarding the different types of massages we offer here at Chameleon Wellness. Like what you see? Great! We’re open Mondays-Saturdays; if you’d like to make a booking, simply click here!