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Relieving Holiday Stress with Massage

Elements Massage Denver West Nov 10, 2017 Wellness

Studies have shown that massage actually reduces the production of cortisol – the nasty “stress” hormone that creates inflammation and acts as a catalyst for many stress-related health problems. Here are just a few ways massage keeps the stress beast at bay:

Weekend Warrior

Elements Massage Denver West Oct 26, 2017 Wellness

Weekend Warriors – you hit it hard, give it all you’ve got, and may end up aching as a result. Even worse, you may end up with damage. Overuse injuries account for nearly half of all muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone complaints that are seen by healthcare providers. These types of injuries are not typically accident-related, but instead result from repeated stress on muscles, tendons, ligaments or bones.

Himalayan Stone Massage - Ancient Minerals and Innovative Techniques

Elements Massage Denver West Oct 6, 2017 Wellness

More than 300 million years ago, an ancient ocean existed in the region on the current Himalayan Mountains. As the landscape changed the ocean dried up, natural pressure and forces over millions of years created the Himalayan Mountains and left a massive, mineral-rich salt deposit. This salt is unique with a perfect crystalline structure created by the enormous pressure. The mountain range sealed off the salt crystals from civilization’s chemicals and pollutants and kept them pure. Today, Himalayan salt is still mined mostly at the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. These ancient treasures are hand-mined to maintain their purity

Amateur Athletes – Reinforce Your Healthy Routine with Regular Massage

Elements Massage Denver West Sep 27, 2017 Wellness

The recovery benefits of massage are especially significant. Studies have shown that massage therapy may affect inflammation at the cellular level, similar to the effects of anti-inflammatory medications. So not only does regular massage enhance your performance, but it can get you back to your exercise and training program quickly.

5 Ways Regular Massage Promotes Wellness

Elements Massage Denver West Aug 24, 2017 Wellness

Historically, massage has been associated with relaxation and pain relief, but it is increasingly becoming associated with wellness. 88% of respondents to a 2016 consumer survey indicated that they consider massage to be beneficial to health and wellness.

Regular Massage Enhances Athletic Performance

Elements Denver West Aug 11, 2017 Wellness

Regular athletic/sports massage can improve performance and conditioning, increase strength and stamina, help maintain peak fitness levels, prevent injury, and speed recovery.

Massage Can Help Manage Your Pain

Elements Massage Denver West Jul 28, 2017 Wellness

Another great benefit of massage, particularly deep tissue massage is that it promotes removal of toxins from the body which are created by metabolic functions such as breathing, digestion, and intense exercise

Optimize the Benefits of Exercise with Massage

Elements Denver West Jul 21, 2017 Wellness

The results of a study conducted by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University of Ontario, indicate that massage therapy reduces inflammation associated with exercise-induced damage to skeletal muscles. It also showed potential benefits for those with inflammatory disease, with evidence that massage therapy may affect inflammation at the cellular level, similar to the effects of anti-inflammatory medications

Massage Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle

Elements Massage Denver West Jul 17, 2017 Wellness

Whether you’re looking for therapeutic massage applications for specific conditions or injuries, stress management, or simple relaxation, Elements Massage offers a variety of massage services including deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, Swedish, integrative reflexology, aromatherapy, Himalayan salt stones, and even couples massage! Here, you’ll find well-qualified massage therapists and affordable options so that you can easily integrate the benefits of massage into your health and wellness regimen.

Why Do I Get Muscle Spasms and How Can I Prevent Them?

Elements Massage May 9, 2016 Wellness

You’re sleeping soundly when all of a sudden you start dreaming that your leg is being sawed off.  Or that someone very large is stepping on your foot.  Or that several piranhas are feasting on your calf. You wake up with a gasp and realize that you are experiencing a very real, very painful cramp in your leg or foot. The muscles are tense, rock hard, and you have no idea what to do. This is one of the worst ways to wake up. These ugly cramps are usually short-lived and seem to come out of nowhere. Ever wonder what they are, what causes them, and how in the heck to stop (and prevent!) them? 

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