Once considered a luxury, massage is increasingly being embraced as a medical treatment. Research shows that massage therapy can not only treat chronic back pain, but also reduces anxiety, depression, and several disorders and diseases that range from fibromyalgia to temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders and irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
Moreover, massage therapy improves blood flow, releases toxins and accelerates wound healing, reduces cortisol levels, and helps prevent migraines, insomnia, or other tension-related issues. All these are valid reasons to integrate massage into your wellness routine.
But what type would you choose?
Swedish and deep tissue massages are very similar. These techniques are meant to relax you, stimulate nerve endings, increase blood flow and lymph drainage. The primary difference is the level of pressure involved. So, if you’re looking for relaxation and relief from tense, tight muscles, Swedish massage is probably right for you. But if you have a health problem, you have to look for a therapist who is not only trained to treat a particular condition, but can also combine different types of techniques so that you can achieve consistent and long-lasting results.
Using this integrative approach to massage therapy, the therapists at Sport Club Shambhala tailor-make a session based on individual needs. Their most popular signature treatment and certainly one for your bucket list, is the “A La Pietra” massage, a most complete and personalized experience incorporating different techniques like Ayurveda, sports massage, trigger point pressure, reflexology, stretching performed using different kinds of stones and Tyro-lanvai oil.
Muscle tension and harmful toxins are released as the smooth stones and oil move over the muscle. This Hot Stone Massage is also thought to correct posture and harmonize the body, mind, and spirit.
Sports Massage is used to prepare the body for athletic activity and help professional athletes improve their performance.
Designed to warm up muscle tissue, prevent or treat lesions and injuries, the Sports Massage can be adapted to the training and competition schedule of each athlete. It is divided into three categories, each with specific goals and techniques:
can be performed 24 hours before an event, or up until the moment the competition starts.
is designed to shorten the recovery following competition or strenuous exercise and is adapted to the specific strength and energy requirements of each type of sport.
is performed regularly, for example between competitions, to help maintain the health and function of muscles, tendons, and ligaments to reduce the risk of injuries, allow quick recovery, and improve performance.
Massage may be a way for you to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally, achieve your goals and expectations. When choosing a therapist, go for the one who is committed to your long-term well-being.