The Monumental Benefits of Massage Therapy


The family gatherings are trickling to an end and the party clean-up is almost over. It’s time to think about how you will decompress, de-stress and de-holidaze yourself to kick off the new year refreshed and energized! Did you know massage therapy is more than just a relaxation technique?

While most of us know a good massage can relieve muscle tension and ease pain in the neck and back, there is more to it than that. Studies have shown that the evolution of massage therapy techniques can be a catalyst in minimizing anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, stress related to insomnia, joint pain, sports injuries and more! With the broadening world of massage therapy, comes many new methods to assist health professionals in pain management and cures.

From hot stones to sports massages, therapists are transforming the world of muscle therapy. A traditional Swedish massage can bring you a gentle relaxation treatment, while deep tissue massage will zero in on those trigger points that can often cause chronic headaches or pinched nerves. Aroma therapy and full body wraps are a couple examples of newer massage trends taking tension reduction to a new level.

Whenever you decide to treat yourself and give your suffering muscles that needed TLC with the gift of massage, make sure you thoroughly discuss any medications you are taking and any pre-existing health conditions you have. Massage therapy can stimulate and activate blood flow and activate circulation within the body. No matter what type of massage treatment you opt for, you should be comfortable and relaxed.

Our massage therapists at Five Senses Spa & Salon are ready to show you the ropes and bring you to a new world of relaxation and therapy just in time for the New Year! Give us a call at 309.693.7719 to book an appointment. You can also stop by the salon at 7719 N. Grand Prairie Drive, Peoria, or book it through our mobile app. The app is available from the Apple Store, GooglePlay, or Amazon.