Massage: Invest in Your Well Being

June 1, 2016

Did you know Truffles offers custom massages for relaxation, stress relief, and even soreness associated with sports and pregnancy? As a full-service medispa we’re proud to offer not only the very best in injectable services and skin care treatments, but we round out our spa by offering massage from trained professionals.

The Benefits:

Swedish

Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered and best-known types of massage. Known for providing relaxation to even the most tense, the Swedish technique is also often used to relieve minor sports related injuries and chronic pain. This type of massage can often focus, over a series of weeks, on a specific area of pain like the intermittent pain that is associated with arthritis or a sprain.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. While similar to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage uses more pressure to alleviate the pain of chronic muscle tension. A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that in a large percentage of people, deep tissue massage was able to lower blood pressure after a single 45 to 60 minute session. Though deep tissue may be too intense for those who have never participated in massage before, speaking with one of our massage professionals is the best way to determine whether deep tissue is the massage form will be able to give you the best results.

Lymphatic

Lymphatic Massage is also known as lymphatic drainage and is a popular form of massage after surgery. Lymphatic massage is a type of therapy that is intended to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage therapy consists of a manual massage and primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system. To decrease the chance of an accumulation of fluid after lymph nodes are removed, lymphatic massage is recommended.

Pregnancy

Studies have shown that prenatal pregnancy massage can help to relieve anxiety, relieve joint pains and muscle aches, decrease symptoms of depression, and improve ease of labor and newborn health. Pregnancy Massage is highly recommended for the last 6-months of pregnancy (after the first 12 weeks). Beneficial to both the mother and the child, Pregnancy Massage adds much needed relaxation to the bodily stress associated with carrying a child. Mothers who have pregnancy massage for the last 6 months before giving birth (along with their other Doctor recommended techniques) often experience decreased pain during childbirth. By increasing circulation and lowering blood pressure, Pregnancy Massage minimizes swelling in the ankles and feet of the pregnant mother. If you have a pregnant friend or family member, a weekly Pregnancy Massage may be the best gift you could give them!

Reflexology

Reflexology involves the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. Throughout a series of treatments you can expect nerves to be stimulated, increased energy, and improved circulation. Extra benefits can include the elimination of toxins and the recovery from injury or surgery. The massage form is based on what reflexologists’ claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.

Spa Jets

Hydrotherapy has been said to help increase the elimination of waste through detoxification, through it’s high-powered water jets it is able to loosen tight muscles and encourage further relaxation. By hydrating the skin it is also able to help improve your skin and enhance muscle tone. The spa jet at Truffles is a stand-alone service, but is also an amazing way to experience full-body hydration and relaxation before or after one of our professional, effective massages.

At Truffles we want to provide you with not only the best and most affordable in beauty and wellness, but we want to ease your aches and pains too. We know between work, family, friends and other commitments, it’s hard to find time for you. If you find that you’re in need of some extra stress-relief, relaxation, and soreness alleviation make an appointment for a Truffles massage and experience the many benefits it provides to your body and mind.