Whether it be for pain management, injuries, or relaxation, the massages offered by Elements Massage provide a wealth of benefits; and recently, a new massage therapy has been added to the array of practices at Elements: Cold Stone Massages.
Cold Stone Massages are ideal for people with injuries—specifically sports injuries—sinus pains, dark under-eye circles, congestion, menstrual cramps, headaches and migraines, and can overall help improve a person’s mood. Due to the cold stone’s ability to reduce swelling, pain and discomfort, accelerate healing, it is the perfect addition to your new wellness routine.
Elements Massage happens to be adding this new practice at a perfect time. National Headache Awareness Week falls within the month of June and relieving headaches and migraines are some of the primary benefits of Cold Stone Massages. Headaches can be caused by multiple factors and be classified into multiple different categories but are all mainly caused due to inflammation and/or spasms around the structures in the brain. The inflammation can come about due to fatigue, stress, dehydration, past injuries, sinuses and allergies, and more. However, with the Cold Stone Massage Therapy, cool stones are set precisely on the face and skull to help regulate blood flow and reduce swelling, specifically helping alleviate headache triggers. Along with the cold stones, which reduce the swelling of the blood vessels, aromatherapy can be added to create a more relaxing and stress-free environment, aiding in the production of a completely calming session.
Cold Stone Massages can be even more beneficial for people who regularly suffer from migraines. Anyone who has endured the pain of a migraine knows that it is not your regular headache. After countless pain-killers, sitting in the dark, and cooling packs, the pulsating tension does not go away. However, with the cooling stones, migraines can be gone in under an hour. The Massage Therapy Association of America also conducted a study showing that people who received this therapy regularly had fewer regular migraines, a better night sleep, and enhanced mood compared to those who did not receive this treatment. Overall the study proved the practice of regular cold stone massages reduces the occurrences of headaches and migraines, improves quality of sleep and mood, and aids in the reduction of stress and anxiety levels.
Additionally, this practice is a perfect homeopathic and natural way for people to alleviate their pain without needing prescription or over-the-counter drugs. The Cold Stone Massage therapy is a healthy, quick, and easy way to relieve your pain. The whole session can be completed in 30 minutes, the same amount of time it takes for pain-killers to kick in.
Overall, massage therapists, massage clients, and scientific studies have proved that regular massage therapy helps with reducing and preventing headaches and migraines, along with improving serotonin levels, therefore bettering your mood and sleep quality. During this upcoming Headache Awareness Week give the nerves in your head a gift and help reduce and prevent the headaches that may get in the way of a stress-free summer.