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how to prepare for your first massage

Have you gone for a professional massage lately? Is it something that you are uncomfortable with? If you have never gone for a massage because you are worried about the experience and not knowing what to do when you get to the spa, you are in luck. My site is filled with tips and advice to help you get through your first few massages with little to no anxiety. You will learn about the types of massages available, how to dress, what to do about gratuity and so much more. It is my hope that you will learn everything you need to know to make your first massage as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Improve Your Health With Restorative Massage

When most people think about massages, they think peace and relaxation. While an accurate description, these are not the only benefits a massage can offer. This is particularly true when it comes to restorative massage. Restorative massage is a form of massage therapy that is designed to balance and stimulate energy through your body in an effort to reduce stress, chronic pain and other physical concerns.

How is it Performed?

Traditionally, massages are performed using the palm of the hands. Restorative massage is generally performed using the elbow and forearm, massaging the area in a circle rotation. It's thought that the elbow and forearm are able to offer more stimulation to the pressure points throughout your body.

In terms of healing, stimulating pressure points is thought to relieve tension and discomfort. In addition to promoting healing, stimulating pressure points also focuses on any areas of blocked energy. Deactivating energy blocks is an ancient technique that is also thought to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit.


In addition to promoting healing and relieving discomfort, restorative massage also affords a number of additional benefits. Here are some of them.

Minimize anxiety. The techniques used in this form of massage can also help relieve symptoms of anxiety. Individuals with anxiety often have feelings of nervousness or unease. When the areas of blocked energy are deactivated and proper energy balance is restored, it can help offer a sense of peace and ease, settling any feelings of nervousness.

Greater concentration. Discomfort and an energy imbalance can both cause you to have difficulty concentrating at work or while performing personal tasks. When the mind, body and spirit are better aligned, you will be able to focus easier and complete important tasks. This will help you in both your professional and personal life. In addition to helping you function, this can also make it easier for you to rest during periods of sleep.

Increased flexibility. Pain and discomfort can have a serious effect on your flexibility. When you are uncomfortable, it's not just difficult to exercise, but performing everyday tasks like walking or bending over can be hard or almost impossible. The focus on the pressure points during this form of massage helps to relieve areas of discomfort, helping to restore your flexibility.

Your health and comfort are two of the most important things you have. A restorative massage from Stephen Parish Massage can help keep you in good health and ensure that you remain comfortable.