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Blog / Massage Therapy

Sports Massage vs. Swedish Massage

Dec 2, 2019 Massage Therapy

Often times we get asked the question, "what is the difference between Swedish massage and a sports massage?" They are both beneficial to help reduce pain and are equally relaxing. To get the most out of your massage, it's best to know which one would be best for you. So, what is the difference between a Swedish massage and sports massage? Let's break it...

Why Your Body Feels Worse After a Massage

Nov 11, 2019 Massage Therapy

It’s the day after your massage and you wake up with muscles feeling a little sore and you’re a little more tired than usual. Even though it may be confusing, know that it is perfectly normal for your body to feel a little sore the day after a massage. For your muscles, getting a massage is similar to experiencing a strenuous workout. They got stretched and manipulated...

What You Can Expect from a Couples Massage at Elements

Oct 13, 2019 Massage Therapy

A massage is such an incredible experience, you probably want to share it with someone you love. At Elements Massage, we offer a couples massage room, for both of you. So, why should you share this relaxing experience with your better half?  What are the benefits of a couples massage? There are many reasons to get a massage, both mental and physical. But a couples...

Everything You Need to Know About a Swedish Massage

Devon Shaw Sep 29, 2019 Massage Therapy

What is a Swedish Massage? If you have ever had a massage, chances are you have experienced some form of Swedish massage. It is the most popular massage performed today. This technique is a full-body experience that is designed to relax and rejuvenate. The Swedish modality focuses on relaxation. It is worldly in nature, as it combines many different practices to create...

What to Expect Before Your First Massage

Sep 1, 2019 Massage Therapy

Today is the day! You’re ready for your massage.. But it's your first time and you aren’t sure what to expect. What do you wear? Do you have to talk? How do you prepare? What should you expect? In order to get the best, most relaxing experience, we’re answering all your questions. Here’s how the experience will go down: Get Personal! Your...

What Type of Massage is Right For You?

Devon Shaw Aug 25, 2019 Massage Therapy

Choosing from a menu of massages can be overwhelming. Which one do you pick? What will work best for you? Each massage focuses on different healing approaches. Here are a few options and reasons to choose each. Deep Tissue Massage What is it? A deep tissue massage is the combination of various techniques used to increase the level of pressure applied to the body....

15 Reasons to Get a Massage

Devon Shaw Jul 14, 2019 Massage Therapy

Who doesn’t love a good massage? Many of us consider this an occasional indulgence, but it should be considered a part of your wellness plan. Massage therapy has a wide range of health benefits. (In case you need a reason), here are 15 reasons to get a massage. Boost immunity. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, regular massages...

The Benefits of Aromatherapy with Massage Therapy

Jun 30, 2019 Massage Therapy

AromaRitual® is an unparalleled massage + aromatherapy experience, designed to align your body and mind. Essential oils are used for a variety of reasons including: relaxation, pain management, mood boost, purification, headache relief and more.  What are the benefits? Aromatherapy is considered an older form of treatment, dating back almost 6,000 years. Essential...

Why am I Sore After a Massage?

Devon Shaw May 13, 2019 Massage Therapy

It’s the day after your massage, and when you roll out of bed you wonder to yourself, “Did I work out yesterday? Did I lift weights in my sleep?” Your muscles feel a little sore, and some seem a bit swollen, almost like they’re bruised. You think that surely something must be wrong. This soreness couldn’t possibly be a result from your massage...

What is Cupping Therapy?

Devon Shaw Apr 14, 2019 Massage Therapy

Recently, Elements Massage introduced cupping therapy as a brand-new service. Most people know what cupping looks like (think of those red rings everyone was freaking out about on Michael Phelps’ body during the 2016 Summer Olympics), but they don’t know much else. Let’s break it down. What is Cupping? Although it wasn’t popular in the mainstream...

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