Massage therapy has often been considered a luxury or even a vanity treatment, but in reality, it is a functional practice that promotes whole-body wellness. Tailored massage treatments can help heal injuries, reduce inflammation, relieve stress/tension, and much more. The American Massage Therapy Association has conducted and gathered years of scientific research to support the rejuvenating powers of a full-body massage.
At Tulum Wellness Spa, we are interested in complete holistic wellness from the inside out, which is why we confidently offer a variety of spa treatments that will help you live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. The tailored therapeutic massage offered by our highly-trained and mindful Houston massage therapists will assist you on your holistic journey toward total well-being.
5 Benefits of Massage Therapy
1. Massage Lowers Stress and Promotes Restful Sleep
The most commonly accepted benefit of massage is the practice’s full-body calming effect. If you’ve received a quality massage in the past, you know that afterward, the total relaxation is exquisite. Medical studies have supported this experience by noting how the parasympathetic nervous system is coaxed into action through the stimulating pressure of the massage. This portion of your nervous system sends messages to the rest of your body to reduce your heart rate and lower your blood pressure, allowing you to fully relax.
Receiving a quality professional massage decreases cortisol levels (a stress hormone) and increases the release of serotonin and dopamine, the neurotransmitters known to boost and stabilize your mood. Massage stimulation has measured and prolonged effects on the mind and body, assisting in more rejuvenating and restful sleep. A consistent massage ritual is recommended for anyone suffering from insomnia or troubled sleep.
2. Massage Improves Overall Health and Boosts Your Immune System.
Whole-body wellness is supported through an integrated massage practice. If you suffer from stress-related health complications such as migraines, fatigue, chronic pain, digestive problems, etc., then persistent massage treatments can help relieve your symptoms.
As mentioned above, massage is proven to reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which causes many of the physical signs of chronic anxiety and stress. Additionally, scientific research has revealed that receiving routine massage therapy helps improve our immune system, releases toxins, and increases blood flow throughout the body. Body massage increases the activity of white blood cells that help your body combat viruses and potential immune threats.
3. Massage Supports Your Mental Health
According to John Hopkins Medicine, 1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental health issue. For many of us, anxiety, depression, and trauma are the culprits of our struggles. Often, in the hustle of modern life between work, family, and social obligations, little time is left for the self-care needed to help us work towards full mind and body alignment.
Incorporating a massage treatment into one’s schedule is shown to increase naturally occurring chemicals within our brain that boost our moods, regulate our nervous system and help us cope with the struggles of everyday life that can negatively affect our mental health.
4. Massage Relieves Chronic Pain
When you are beseeched by chronic and consistent pain, whether from an injury, physical disability, or illness, your day-to-day life is impeded tremendously. A tailored massage can help reduce inflammation and stimulate the bodily healing needed to recover and improve daily life.
Scientific findings highlight the critical role that massage therapy has in the path to recovery or pain management after sustaining an injury. In combination with physical, occupational, and/or mental therapy, massage treatment will promote healing and support an improved quality of life.
5. Massage Helps You Reach Your Fitness Goals
Regular exercise and physical activity are crucial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Still, these activities can lead to sore muscles, cramps, and tension that can hinder physical progress. Reaching the fitness goals can become challenging when your muscles don’t want to cooperate with the movement any longer.
That is why athletes and exercise experts recommend utilizing regular massage therapy to help reduce the inflammation and build-up of toxins within muscles. A massage ritual will prevent exercise-related injuries and promote muscle recovery and growth.
Tulum Wellness Massage Offerings
Within our Houston spa oasis, we offer a variety of massage treatments that will assist you on your total mind and body wellness journey. Whether you seek stress reduction, pain relief, health benefits, or improved quality of life, you will find the treatment best suited for you at Tulum Wellness Spa. Our licensed and professional therapists are committed to providing excellent total body care during your session.
Tulum Head Massage
The 60-minute head massage focuses on the upper shoulder, neck, and head region. Targeting this area of the body taps directly into where the majority of our internal stress is held. This massages critical areas of the nervous system that control the functioning of our organs and are essential for our well-being. In addition to restoring proper physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels, this treatment helps reduce anxiety, insomnia, and emotional stress.
Utilizing the ancient practice and knowledge of reflexology, this full-body treatment focuses on the head, hands, feet, and legs. During this treatment knowledgeable pressure and kneading is applied at precise pressure points that connect the body’s internal systems and organs. The Reflexology method gently improves body circulation and lymphatic drainage, promotes toxin elimination, and reduces tension and stress. This treatment helps move the body to a more balanced state by stimulating natural reflex points.
During pregnancy, extra stress is put on the body for both the muscles and internal organs, which is why regular massage treatments are recommended to improve mobility and quality of life. The American Pregnancy Association recommends prenatal massage to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, improve labor outcomes and promote newborn health. Prenatal massage is offered once you are past the first trimester of pregnancy. All of Tulum’s prenatal massage therapists are specially trained in caring for the pregnant body.
We can confidently stand behind the many reviews that say Tulum Wellness Spa is “The Best Massage in Houston” because each of our massage therapists have 10-20 years of experience. The custom massage offering tailors your experience to your specific needs. Whether you are ready for a 60-minute or 90-minute session, your massage specialist will be able to target the specific areas of your body that will provide you with the most holistic results. They will listen to your concerns and comfort level to ensure you receive the perfect massage every time.
No matter the need or desire, Tulum has you covered when it comes to massage. Still have questions? Contact us or...