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Need Stress Relief? Need Pain Reduction? For These and More, Massage Therapy is the Answer
Danielle Lambert

Happy November, Thrivers! You are 30 days into your 90-day New Year plan, and now’s a great time for a check in. It’s a good practice to ask yourself a few questions when doing an inventory of the past month.

  • Was I consistent with my new routine?
  • Did I enjoy my new routine?
  • Have I seen a positive change?

If the answer is yes to all three, keep up the good work. You are 30 days closer to your New Year goal! Take the time to celebrate and be proud of yourself.

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If you find you are struggling with your new routine and do not find it beneficial, then it’s time to change it up. The holiday season can be a stressful one if you don’t prioritize yourself. If you are looking for something to help balance your stress levels and overall mental health, Massage Therapy may be the answer for you. It is just about common knowledge that a massage can help with physical aches and pains. What is not as widely known is that massage can help with many aspects of your mental health.

The Mayo Clinic, one of the most trusted medical sources, says massage therapy is considered part of integrative medicine and increasingly being offered for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. 

Benefits of massage therapy can include: 

  • Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
  • Reducing pain, plus muscle soreness and tension
  • Improving circulation energy and alertness
  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improving immune function

There are several different modalities and techniques that massage therapists use to help with your self care—otherwise known as your healthcare! Relaxation can be achieved easily with traditional Swedish massage, and Deep Tissue and PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) are used when you are looking for more physical improvements. PNF is a stretching technique used to increase range of motion and flexibility. 

If you’d like the benefits of massage therapy and need guidance in choosing which modality is best for you, come see our highly-trained massage therapists at Thrive. We are here to create the perfect session for the healing you need.

Thriving Magazine October 2022 Issue 16

Thriving Magazine • Issue 16

Our October issue looks how we can make positive changes in our mindset and behaviors over the last 90 days of the year so we're starting 2023 with a head start (and skipping the resolutions!). Enjoy!

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