What's a better way to show your significant other, friends or family members this Valentines Day that you care, than to gift them with the "feel good benefits" of a great relaxation massage to soothe the mind and body, or deep tissue massage for aching muscles?
Anu, a licensed massage therapist since 2008 has worked with 100s of Dallas,TX residents and travelers over the course of her private practice. She sees males and females of all ages and knows just how to make people feel comfortable especially if they've never had a massage before. For those who are shy, or religiously conservative sheet or towel draping is provided so you are always covered up for modesty. Hot hand towels are provided to wipe of any excess oil before you're on your way to finish off the day.
Anu has had return clients for many years who are quite happy and comfortable with the private atmosphere and professionalism she provides. Her reviews can be read on yelp, google, yahoo and this website for Indo-Pak Massage Therapy in Frisco,TX. Come see what you're missing and you'll be sure to return in the future, especially with her unbeatable pricing (since tips are not required, so you save more!) and get half off a session after 5 appointments! If you're a regular massage goer, the weekly deals posted on the homepage here for swedish and deep tissue massage can't be beat!
What is massage? Massage is rubbing the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. Massage may be helpful in reducing tension and pain, improving blood flow, and encouraging relaxation. Massage therapists usually apply pressure with their hands, but they can also use their forearms, elbows, or feet. There are at least 80 different types of massage. Some are gentle, and some are very active and intense.
For example, Swedish massage is very gentle and is often used to promote relaxation, improve blood flow, and relieve muscle tension. The therapist uses long, gliding strokes and kneading and tapping techniques on the top layer of muscles in the direction of blood flow to the heart. This may also include moving the joints gently to improve range of motion.
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Deep tissue massage is more active and intense. It is used to treat long-lasting muscle tension. The therapist applies slow strokes (with the fingers, thumbs, and elbows) using intense pressure to reach deeper layers of the muscles than those reached with a Swedish massage technique.
You can use self-massage to unwind after work or school, or to energize yourself in the morning. You can easily massage your feet, hands, or neck while doing other tasks or while relaxing. Self-massage works best if you are in comfortable clothes and are sitting or lying in a comfortable position. Use oil or lotion to massage bare skin.
Trigger point massage is less gentle and can sometimes be uncomfortable. The therapist applies firm pressure to knots or tight, tense muscles that have been overused or injured, continuing until the muscles relax. Let your massage therapist know if you feel any discomfort during the massage.
Some people feel that massage works because the touch is healing. Touch also communicates a sense of caring.
What is massage used for? People use massage to promote relaxation and relieve pain. It can also relieve muscle tension and may improve blood flow, relieve pressure on nerves, and restore normal joint movement.
Is massage safe? When done properly, massage is considered safe. Certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) ensures that your massage therapist has a certain level of training and uses certain practice guidelines. Keep in mind that massage may be expensive, is generally not covered by insurance, and requires a time commitment. However at Indo-Pak Massage Therapy, you pay a flat $40 for a Swedish massage session every time rather than just the first Introductory session like most spas offer. You also get 1 Free swedish massage session after every five!
Always tell your doctor if you are using an alternative therapy or if you are thinking about combining an alternative therapy with your conventional medical treatment. It may not be safe to forgo your conventional medical treatment and rely only on an alternative therapy.
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