February 08, 2013


De-Stress, Detox and Delight: The Benefits of Body Massage

An ancient technique, massage has been around for over 3,000 years and was prevalent in ancient cultures such as China, Egypt, Greece, Rome and India as a therapeutic form of medicine. Reaching it’s height in the 19th Century, the benefits of massage became undeniable and the art developed and advanced as time went on.   Although there are mechanical massage alternatives available, it takes a deep understanding of the under workings of the muscles, lymphs and anatomy to really get the most out of a body massage. Besides, don’t we all need an extra excuse to get into the spa?   When done correctly, a body massage can provide you with undeniable benefits for your overall health and your skin:

 

  • Helps stimulate circulation
  • Detoxifies
  • Helps stimulates sebaceous production
  • Relaxes the nerves
  • Releases toxins trapped between the tissues and muscles
  • Oxygenates the skin tissues
  • Provides Physiological and Psychological benefits
  • Hydrates by bringing nutrients to the surface layer of the skin
  • Helps increases lymphatic flow
  • Eases muscle tension

 

Want to make your massage experience even more worthwhile? Make sure that your massage therapists are using a professional massage oil without artificial color or synthetic perfumes – these can irritate the skin and leave you feeling less-than-relaxed after your treatment. Instead, opt for a naturally soothing massage oil like the Repêchage Sea Spa Massage, Bath & Body Oil. This rich soybean based blend of herbal and citrus extracts, along with Carrot Oil, a source of beta carotene, and pure essential oils not only will provide an invigorating aroma to enhance your sensory experience but will also leave your skin feeling silky-smooth.   Plus you can take it home with you! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to celebrate with your date than couples massage at home?   Do you treat yourself to body massages? Tell us in the comments below!
David Sarfati
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