The holidays are just around the corner. Rather than worry about finding last-minute gifts, this year you might consider giving something sensual and flexible: a gift certificate for a professional massage.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the message therapy industry is projected to grow by 20 percent from 2006 to 2016. Perhaps we are all a little more stressed these days? More likely is that more people are discovering the benefits of a professional massage. Wheaton residents, take note: The following are five reasons why a gift certificate to Elements Therapeutic Massage/Wheaton makes the ideal holiday gift for just about anyone.
1. Stress Relief
We all get a little stressed out around the holidays, what with all the traveling, visitors, gift shopping and deadlines at work. Massage therapy is a great way to alleviate some of the seasonal stress. Do you know a loved one who could benefit from a nice post-holiday massage? The week after Christmas and before New Year’s is a great time to visit a Elements in Wheaton – especially for those whose New Year’s resolution is to take better care of themselves.
Another benefit of giving a gift certificate for a massage is that the Chicago land area is a great area for massage therapy! With so many skilled massage therapists to choose from, it’s easy to find one that will fit into your loved one’s busy schedule. There are also many different massage styles to choose from, depending on what the recipient needs most.
3. Overall Health
One aim of massage therapy is to promote the overall health of the patient. Rather than focus on just one area of the body, a thorough massage from an Elements massage therapist will leave your entire body feeling better. The fact is, the body is a network of interrelated organs, bones, nerves and muscles; by relieving tension in one area, the body as a whole benefits.
4. Injury Recovery
Is there an athlete in your family who has suffered a sports-related injury? Massage therapy can help with convalescence and provide a more enjoyable recovery. There is a specific style of massage, known as a sports massage, that’s commonly administered to athletes recovering from an injury. Have the recipient check with his or her doctor first to make sure the injury is ready for a massage.
5. Back Pain
Last, but not least: back pain. We all experience it at some point or another. This is one of the more universal reasons people get massages. Unwarranted back pains can be a serious stress inducer. In some cases, a good massage is all you need to reduce the pain and loosen up some of those knots.