A New Year!  A New You at Toscana Salon & Day Spa

Spa services can help you not only feel great physically but also emotionally soothe your soul. 

Do you know how important massage is? Research shows that physical touch has measurable health benefits. Stimulating touch receptors under the skin can lower blood pressure and cortisol levels, effectively reducing stress.

Let Toscana Salon & Day Spa help make your 2017 a year about wellness and health

Massage therapy is a great way to make yourself feel better both physically and mentally.  Massage has many wonderful benefits including:

  • increasing circulation
  • releasing tension
  • relieving pain
  • increasing range of motion

Remember Spas are not just for women, they’re for men too! So Let Toscana Salon & Day Spa help make your 2017 a year about wellness and health.  Please give massage therapy a try! You will be amazed at the benefits! Call and mention this ad for $10 off your massage! (716) 689-0599

Here are some other reasons you might want to add Massage Therapy to your regular routine in 2017:

10. Anxiety

If you carry anxiety symptoms in your shoulders, back and neck, a professional massage can specifically target those areas. Regardless of where you carry tension, studies have shown that massage increases your body’s levels of oxytocin and serotonin, which results in lowered stress. The feeling of relaxation created by regular massage therapy also lowers your blood pressure and elevates your mood.

9. Digestive Disorders

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In some cases, the massage therapist may be able to feel an area in the digestivetract that is congested. Massaging the affected area can help stimulate the spontaneous movement of the digestive tract (a process called peristalsis) and reduce symptoms such as cramping, bloating, gas, and constipation.

8. Fibromyalgia

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Massage is one of the complementary therapies that is most highly rated by people with fibromyalgia. Limited research has shown that massage can help reduce pain, elevate mood, decrease the need for pain medicines, and increase the quality of life for some fibromyalgia patients.

7. Headaches

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A recent study showed that massage therapy recipients exhibited fewer migraines and better sleep quality during the weeks they received massage, and the three weeks following, than did participants that did not receive massage therapy. Another study found that in adults with migraine headaches, massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms.

6. Insomnia

Massage is a smart, healthy, and drug-free option that has helped many people overcome insomnia. Because melatonin influences the sleep stage of an individual’s circadian rhythm, a natural way of boosting serotonin is a positive sleep-inducing option. This connection calls for further research showing the direct effects massage therapy has on serotonin and sleep. In the meantime, the existing evidence is enough to recommend regular massages for sleepless patients.

5. Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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Myofascial pain syndrome is ongoing, with pain being sent from sensitive areas known as trigger points in certain muscles or connective tissues to other — seemingly unrelated — areas of your body.

By targeting not only the contracted muscle or fascia that triggers pain in other areas of your body, but also addressing the stress that may have caused such muscle tightness in the first place, you and your myofascial massage therapist are creating a powerful set of weapons to battle myofascial pain syndrome.

4. Soft Tissue Strains

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Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques such massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best known example of a soft tissue technique.

3. Sports Injuries

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From a sprained ankle or twisted knee to muscle spasms or broken bones, massage can provide the opportunity for faster recovery. With the pressure of the therapist’s hands improving blood flow, muscles become warmer.

2. Joint Pain

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People with arthritis who experience chronic symptoms may consider using massage therapy regularly, even daily use of self-massage, to help manage their pain and stiffness, or to promote better sleep that can in turn relieve pain in muscles and joints

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Remember Spas are not just for women, they’re for men too! So Let Toscana Salon & Day Spa help make your 2017 a year about wellness and health.  Please give massage therapy a try! You will be amazed at the benefits! Call and mention this ad for $10 off your massage! (716) 689-0599