Getting a professional massage is one of the best ways to relax, unwind, and escape the pressures of everyday life. But according to an article by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), a national membership association for massage/bodywork practitioners and students, massage therapy can a have a plethora of additional benefits for your mind and body. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Alleviate stress. Medical practitioners for years have said that many diseases are related to stress level. Massage therapy can help to decrease anxiety and relax the mind and body – a great way to manage stress.
Pain management. Especially for people with chronic pain, massage therapy can be a great treatment to alleviate pain and improve your overall range of motion. Experienced massage therapists will tailor a treatment plan based on your painful problem areas. Massage also aids in endorphin release, which works to alleviate pain – whether it is pain from exercise or even a migraine!
Boost your immunity. Did you know that massage therapy improves your lymph flow? This works to boost your body’s immune system and prevent illness.
Assist in athletic training. Massage therapy can be a great way to unwind your muscles, and help you to recover from strenuous exercise. It can also help to prepare your muscles for upcoming events or intense training.
Improve circulation and tissue regeneration. Through the working of the muscles, massage therapy gets your blood flowing, which improves overall circulation. This aids in regeneration of healthy tissue, which can reduce scar tissue and stretch marks.
Many research studies have also been done on the benefits of massage –which has showed some interesting benefits for specific groups of people. For example, massage has been shown to improve airflow and pulmonary function in children with asthma, has reduced itching and pain in burn victims, and has reduced cramping and bloating in premenstrual women. While the validity of these claims warrant more testing, the existing and potential benefits of massage are exciting to discover!
We recently started offering massage therapy at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Call our office today to schedule a consultation, and to start reaping the benefits of massage therapy!
Laser Lights is proud and excited to introduce Chad Moon, our licensed massage therapist now offering massage services! Massages are the newest addition to Laser Lights list of services, and for a limited time, we are offering hour massages for just $30! The perfect gift for your Valentine!
Below is a personal introduction letter from Chad:
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, mostly between Idaho and Oregon. I went to the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, UT and began working in Jackson Hole, WY after graduating. Being an avid Skier/Snowboarder and all around fan of the mountains, this was an amazing place to live. I spent a total of 3 1/2 years at The Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa which was ranked the #1 Resort in the Continental US, by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine. I’ve also worked in Squaw Valley, CA near Lake Tahoe, and was then employed by a Chiropractor in Charleston, SC. It was quite a change of pace moving from the West to the South East, and after 2 years in Charleston I needed to get back to an environment near lakes, rivers, and hills.
I have been living in Gainesville, GA since October 2009, and feel like I’ve found a place that I would like to buy some property and become part of the community. I love NE Georgia for the mild climate, friendly people, access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, and proximity to the ocean. I’m looking forward to being the person you come to see when you’re in need of professional bodywork. My specialty is Therapeutic Massage: combining Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy. I’ve been a Professional Massage Therapist for over 8 years and in 2008 became a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your preventative health care needs.
Sincerely, Chad Moon, LMT
Both Laser Lights and Chad are excited to offer this new service! We look forward to serving you!