It may feel timely to some that April is Stress Awareness Month. Not only is stress
difficult on an emotional level, but it can also take a toll on your body physically.
Muscle tension, increased heart rate, headaches and indigestion can all come from
lack of sleep or putting in extra hours at work. Reserved time to decompress, zone
out and just have a “you” moment is critical to your health. Go ahead and take a
moment for emotional clarity, and we can help you physically unwind with the right
type of relaxation treatment.
For your emotional and physical health, a massage is a classic and luxurious choice.
MSA offers an enticing selection of massages for various health benefits, including
prenatal, deep tissue, hot stone and aromatouch. Generally speaking, a massage
can help relieve muscle tension and increase blood flow to help relieve the body of
toxins and stress. For best results, drink a big glass of water shortly before or after
treatment to help your body detoxify.
Growing popular among athletes, cupping therapy is the practice of placing a heated
cup on the body to create a vacuum seal against the skin. Once sealed, the muscles
expand under pressure to relieve tension and improve circulation throughout the
body. On top of providing general relaxation, this treatment is also known to help
reduce varicose veins, migraines, joint stiffness, acne and other skin problems. We
offer both standard cupping therapy and a cupping facial to combat issues in the
body and promote smoother, healthier skin.
Not your typical massage, reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to certain
points of the body, including the feet, hands and ears. The ancient theory behind this
is that certain pressure points in the feet correspond to organs or other parts of the
body. While this is not scientifically proven, studies have found that this is a low-risk
option to relieve stress and tension throughout the body. Reported benefits of this
treatment include a feeling of relaxation, lymphatic drainage and improved
Practice a mindful Stress Awareness Month by taking care of your body. Take some
time to implement self-care or take a look at other treatments to decide what is most
beneficial to you. Remember to take a deep breath, get plenty of sleep, and don’t
hesitate to schedule a “you” moment to take care of your body.