Benefits of Massage During the Summer

4 Benefits of Massage During the Summer

There’s always a lot to do in the summer time – grilling, house work, traveling, you name it – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still take care of yourself. In fact, massage is a terrific thing to treat yourself to during the summer months, when your body needs it.

Here are four of the main reasons to treat yourself to a massage this summer.

1. Massage Is “You Time”

During summer, plans and activities seem to spike. Kids are home from school and need to be taken to and from daycare, camp and other activities. Hikes, day trips and other activities become the norm. Whether you have kids or not, most people make more plans in the summer months. A massage is a great excuse for you to have time for yourself.

2. Massage Compensates for Increased Exercise

Most people also exercise more in summer, when nice weather makes being outdoors easy. Whether your exercise of choice is gardening or running, swimming or playing organized sports, you’re likely more active this time of year. That’s great, but can lead to strains and pulls if you’re not careful. Massage can help ease pain from problems as well as make them less likely to occur.

3. Massage Counteracts Swelling in Joints and Limbs

Summer heat and humidity tends to lead to swelling and discomfort, due to static accumulation of fluids. Massage can help increase blood flow, reduce swelling and make movement more comfortable, even during the height of heat.

4. Massages Clears the Mind

Busy? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Massages clear thinking and make it easier for you to stay on top of everything you need to do without feeling stressed out. Even going once every month or two can have major benefits.

Of course, the truth is, any time is a good time to get a massage. Its perks include relaxation, clearer thinking, better decision-making, reduced stress and better sleep. If you would like to experience the amazing summertime benefits of massage, call today to schedule your massage with Karl. 321-258-5585

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Good Posture – Massage Therapy

Good Posture for Sitting, Standing and Walking

Sitting 

If you sit in an office chair for work be sure to align your back with the back of the chair. Don’t slouch or leaning forward. Be sure to keep your shoulders straight and your shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other. Flex your arms at a 75- to 90-degree angle at the elbows. If they are any higher then that, you will carry tension in your shoulders. Make sure your neck, back, and heels are all aligned. Keep both feet flat on the floor. If there’s a problem with feet reaching the floor comfortably, use a footrest or another chair that better suites you. It’s recommended that you take a break and walk around at least every 30 minutes or so.

Standing 

Stand straight and tall with your back against the wall, makes sure that your head, shoulders and butt are touching with your shoulders upright. Your feet should be shoulder width apart while letting your arms hang down by the sides of your body. Your head should be facing forward, after you have achieved this, come away from the wall and feel the gravity line of your posture. Slightly extend upward wile stretching the back of the neck. You should replicate this shape of posture at least every hour.

Walking

These days so many people are walking around with bad posture due to cell phones.  While walking keep your head up and eyes looking straight ahead. Don’t push your head forward, be sure to keep your shoulders properly aligned with the rest of the body. Keep your shoulder blades moving slightly down the back and together towards each other, while pulling the bottom of your sternum slightly in.

I Massage of Orlando offers Massage Therapy to help correct the everyday issues that we don’t even realize are happening to our body. Studies have shown that getting regular massage and bodywork influences your posture awareness as well as reduces tension and anxiety, relieves muscle cramps and spasms, improves blood circulation that delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells, and promotes relaxation and well-being. I Massage offers mobile massage as well, so if you to busy to break away from sitting in that desk, give us a cal and we’ll come to you.mobile-massage-service

Mothers Day Massage Orlando

Mothers Day Massage Gift Certs Orlando

Buy Mom a relaxing, rejuvenating gift of massage this Mother’s Day. After all, we would all cease to exist without our Mothers :) I Massage offers the best swedish relaxation and deep tissue massages for eliminating everyday stress and body aches. If you want to take mom out for lunch in beautiful Downtown Orlando, make sure to schedule a massage for her also. You can even schedule a massage for yourself too. Nothing beats a little quality time with mom … this is probably the most important gift you could give her. I Massage also has perks, such as package deals and first time discounts. You may be calling today for a Mother’s Day gift certificate and end up getting more then you thought, for you and your family!

WELLNESS MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES

Wellness Packages are beneficial for anyone concerned with maintaining good health.  Massage is more than a luxurious pampering it provides relief to an overworked body; it helps to alleviate stress from and chronic pain.  Our Wellness Massage Packages are one way we can help you maintain a consistent wellness and will-being routine, which is dependable and most of all affordable.

Benefits of Wellness Packages
•    Enjoy 12 stress releasing customized massage sessions
•    Share your Wellness massages and benefits with your spouse/partner
•    Sessions include a customized massage and aromatherapy session  $25 savings
•    Purchase additional massages    60min|$65 $20 savings      90min|$85 $33 savings
•     Discounts on designated Add-On Treatments $10 savings
•    Add an ARoMATOUCH Experience  to your massage for $45 $30 savings
•    Friends and Family receive an introductory massage at your discounted price $60  savings
•    Gift one of your massages to a friend, co-worker, or family member
•    No travel or set up free $25 savings
•    Priority Scheduling

12 Massages
60min | $850       $290 savings
90min | $1,100    $440 savings

12 Massages  & 12 ARoMATOUCH Experiences (both services must be used at same appointment)
12 – 60min Sessions  | $1,299       $746 savings
12 – 90min Sessions  | $1,549       $896 savings

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Massage Therapy is the Key to Sleeping Easy Tonight

A Better Sleep after Massage Therapy

There’s nothing that can replace a good night’s sleep. For healthy function and cognitive ability, a good night’s sleep in imperative. Unfortunately, so many people do not receive the restorative sleep they need. At one time or another these people experience sleep issues that can lead to dips in work performance, foggy time with the family, weight gain and even substance abuse.

Fatigue and problems with concentration are usually the first to manifest. This affects health and mood, as well as your overall well-being. Treating insomnia has long been done with sleep aids and drugs, but new research shows that you may be able to try a more natural option: Massage Therapy.

Who Can Benefit From Massage Therapy for Sleep Disorders

If you are one of these people that find themself suffering from chronic insomnia, Massage Therapy may be your answer. People who sleep less than eight hours per day experience what is known as sleep debt something that cannot be made up for by sleeping in a little on the weekend. A full eight hours every night is important to keep your health optimal.

In addition to good nutrition and exercise, stress related insomnia can be alleviated with massage. Other conditions that contribute to poor sleep may benefit from Massage Therapy include headaches, anxiety, digestive disorders, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, spots injuries and soft tissue sprains to name a few.

Massage Can Improve Your Sleep Quality

Massage Therapy is not just a luxury — in research gathered by the American Massage Therapy Association, massage has been shown to improve sleep on a chemical level. Massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol, which is constantly telling the body it’s time to wake up. At the same time, massage increases the neuro-hormone serotonin. This feel-good hormone is the precursor to melatonin, which is the brain’s cue to quiet down and prepare for sleep. The more serotonin that is released in massage, the easier and quicker you can drift off into sleep at night. Additionally, massage increases delta brain waves, which are linked to deep sleep. Not only will you fall asleep quickly, but massage will help you stay that way.

Don’t think of massage as a one-time treat, an indulgence, or a reward for a tough week. Regular massage truly elevates your everyday life, helping you sleep better.

Be sure to call today and schedule your massage with IMassage Orlando.MassageTherapy

How Massage Can Help with Cold and Flu

Massage can help reduce recovery time from a cold or flu from over 10 days down to as little as 2, in some cases even 1 day.

Our immune system fights off viruses and bacteria but the it also can be compromised for any number of reasons. Massage Therapy can increase the body’s capacity to fight off bacteria and prevent illness as studies have shown. The best way to fight against flu is to prevent it and massage does a great job in this matter.

Massage Therapy Orlando helps prevent the flu in several ways:

  • Reduces the stress thus helping your body focus more on fighting the infection
  • Improve blood and lymph circulation consequently the elimination of “intruders” is more effective.
  • Increases the overall health and this leads to better immunity
  • Makes it easy to get rest, which is a boost to your immunity.
  • Boosts lymphatic drainage which can help relieve sinus pressure, head/nasal/chest congestion, stuffy nose, eye pressure, breathing problems, sore throats, coughing, headaches, body aches and neck stiffness.
  • If you are a physical active person, one massage per month, during the flu season, will help you drastically reduce the chances to be infected with Influenza.
  • If you are an inactive person, a few massage sessions per month will be best for your health.

It is important to remember that although massage can reduce recovery time it may worsen your symptoms. If you already have a cold or flu and have a fever, you should wait until the fever passes before getting a massage because it will raise your temperature. The fever is a good sign that your body is fighting the virus and should be left alone to do it’s job.

 

Give the Gift of an Orlando Massage this Holiday Season

christmas-massageGive the gift of relaxation during the busy holiday scramble.

Black Friday and Christmas are just around the corner and no one likes the pressure and tired feet that accompany the mall or department store shopping. Give an Orlando Massage from iMassage (Thornton Park, Downtown Orlando) to those friends and family members that are stressed out this busy season. They could definitely use it after all the pressure that they’ve gone through to get those special gifts. iMassage offers couples massages, pregnancy massage, hot stone massage and much more. Your loved ones will light up when receiving their massage gifts … and, imagine how good they will feel after a healing treatment.

Massage Helps Your Mood

It is a proven fact that people are nicer, more giving and less stressed with friends and family after getting a deep tissue massage. If you know someone that has had a hard year or week, brighten their mood with a personal, relaxing massage, given in a tranquil, uplifting environment. During a massage, endorphins are released and built-up toxins leave the body, leaving you with happy thoughts and a clear mind. We could all use that, especially during this busy season. Family gatherings, cooking for 20 people, kids and grand-kids, tension between siblings, traveling 800 miles, trying to work while entertaining … all of these are stresses that are taken on by all of us. Do yourself a favor — take time for YOU and book a massage. You deserve it too. Happy Holidays and Be Well.

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Post Hurricane Matthew Relaxation Massage

After Hurricane Matthew we have all been stressed. Dealing with the fence repairs, down limbs and going without power for a few days. So after all that, my wife and I are truly in need of a relaxing massage from Karl at Imassage Orlando. He does a great couples massage and my wife loves his deep tissue, she gets so tense in her shoulders and Karl does an amazing job to help her relive it. One of the other services that I Massage offers is mobile massage. You don’t have to leave your home or office, Karl will come to you. So after all the devastation that Hurricane Matthew has brought on us give yourself or someone that you love the gift of massage. Call today 321-258-5585massage

Benefits of Massage Orlando, FL

There is no denying the power of massage and its powerful ally in your health care and wellness regimen. Throughout history, massage has offered a drug-free, non-invasive and holistic approach to well-being based on the body’s incredible natural ability to heal itself.   Regular massage provides amazing relief to people of any age and all walks of life, from athletes to the work-at-home moms and people with high-pressure, stresses related work.

Experts estimate that more than 80% of disease is stress related.  We live in a fast-paced world and it is unrealistic to eliminate all the stress in our lives.  However, Massage and AROMA TOUCH  Technique can, without a doubt, help manage stress.  Massage addresses a large variety of health concerns and has proven to be beneficial in the following areas:
•    Increases Energy Levels
•    Increases the Supply of Oxygen & Nutrients to Tissues & Vital Organs
•    Increases the Sense of Well-Being
•    Increases Muscle &  Joint Flexibility
•    Assists Athletes Achieve Their Ultimate Performance Potential
•    Improves Range of Motion
•    Improves Blood Circulation
•    Strengthens Immune System
•    Improves Concentration
•    Promotes Deeper & More Relaxed Sleep
•    Releases Endorphins (natural pain killers)
•    Reduces Recovery Time from Strenuous Workouts
•    Reduces the Risk of Muscle Strain
•    Reduces Stress Hormones
•    Reduces Depression & Anxiety
•    Lowers Blood Pressure &  Heart Rate
•    Reduces Chronic Pain
•    Relieves Migraine Headaches
•    Reduces Muscle Spasms & Cramps
•    Reduces Lower Back Pain
•    Reduces the need for pain killers by 36%

INCREASE THE  BENEFITS WITH FREQUENT MASSAGES

“Getting a massage can do you a world of good.  And getting massage frequently can do even more.  This is the beauty of bodywork.  Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year.  Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.  And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic.  Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.”

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Mobile Massage at Your Home or Office

Would you say that your a busy person? To busy to take time even for yourself? If you are one of these “busy people” and you don’t have enough time to leave your home or office I Massage of Orlando offers mobile massage! Everyone experiences stress and frustration, and because of that we all need a way to unwind. That’s why at I Massage we offer our mobile massage services to all our customers. Let us come to you, you will be able to enjoy one of our many massage services such as a deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage or even a Swedish Relaxation massage in the comfort of your home or office. For those who don’t know, the importance of a massage is that gets to the root of you pain by relaxing tense muscles and increasing flexibility. Massage also encourages blood flow to the affected muscles, which can bring increase  oxygen and nutrients. All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain. Muscular therapy also releases endorphins and boosts your levels of serotonin and dopamine, all hormones your body produces to help you feel good, promote healing and pain management, and calm your nerves. So don’t hesitate,call I Massage today and schedule your Mobile Massage, your body will thank you!

 

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Downtown Massages for Our City Beautiful (Orlando)

At I Massage Orlando we understand the turmoil and traumatic stress that Our City Beautiful has recently endured. Families lost loved ones, couples lost their other halves and parents lost their children. Despite this recent stress on the entire body of Orlando, I massage is offering an introductory relaxation massage for only $49.95 to lighten load and feeling of devastation, at least for a short time. Although we understand this won’t make the pain go away, we are confident that our services can help alleviate some of the current stress that you, your family or friends may experiencing. Call today to schedule your massage. (321)258-5585