The fast-paced culture of the U.S. is something every American citizen is aware of. Dedication to one’s career is an extremely common practice in the U.S. and often leads to individuals feeling overwhelmed, overworked and exhausted. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to work hard in whatever field you may have landed in, there is nothing as important as remembering to take care of yourself. Sometimes, the best way to do this is by doing nothing at all.
Massage therapy offers a number of benefits—both physical and emotional—and is an excellent way to take a break from the chaos of everyday life and let yourself breathe. Whether you are using massage therapy for relaxation or for therapeutic purposes, it is a well-known service in most societies and cultures around the globe. In addition, the benefits of this service are well-documented by modern medical research.
Benefits of Relaxation Massage Therapy
Relaxation massage therapy increases levels of endorphins and oxytocin, which in turn reduces stress, anxiety and helps to relieve tension in the body. It is beneficial as a standalone or adjunct therapy, and helps improve overall quality of life.
These are some of the most common benefits of a standard relaxation massage session:
- Reduced most-common stress hormones – norepinephrine, cortisol, and epinephrine.
- Improved blood circulation to the muscles, brain, lymph nodes, and connective tissues of the body.
- Increased release of hormones that reduce pain, anxiety, and pain levels.
- Increased oxytocin levels in the body, creating feelings of empathy and generosity, which improves social bonding.
- Decreased muscle and spinal cord pain by limiting activation of “pain receptors.”
- Decreased cytokine creation in the body, which is a leading cause of general inflammation.
Massage therapists are experts at applying pressure to and kneading sore muscles and other soft tissues of the body to provide stress relief and to promote general wellness. Many individuals have reported a decrease in stress, blood pressure, and slower, deeper breathing after receiving a massage therapy session for a standard relaxation massage.
Standard Relaxation Massages at Stella Luna
At Stella Luna Counseling & Wellness, our massage therapists go above and beyond so that our patients are relaxed and comfortable during their sessions—and that they leave feeling completely stress free. With the option of aromatherapy, you’ll experience relaxation like never before when you book a session with one of our trained therapists.
Our team strives to ensure you remain within your preferred comfort level throughout the entire experience. While some individuals may require regular sessions, we encourage everyone dealing with stress or anxiety to try at least one standard relaxation massage at Stella Luna and to experience the relief it brings for yourself.
Session options include:
- 50 minutes
- 1 hour and 20 minutes
- 1 hour and 50 minutes
And can be booked through our website or over the phone by calling (440) 879-8517. Your body is a temple and deserves to be treated as such. Book an appointment with Stella Luna Counseling & Wellness today and experience the best standard relaxation massage Cleveland has to offer.
Jennifer is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), psychotherapist and coach, creating a non-judgmental space for her clients to feel comfortable exploring their inner-most fears, challenges, and desires. As the founder and clinical director of Stella Luna, she holds space for you to explore the meaningful connections between past and current experiences, limiting beliefs, and current behaviors that are holding you back from being the most authentic version of yourself you’ve ever experienced. Learn more about Jennifer and her work at Stella Luna.