It is important be healthy and take care of your body. Two things most people think of when discussing a healthy lifestyle is their diet and fitness routine. These things are both important parts of living a healthy life, but how does massage fit in?
If you plan on getting a massage pre-workout, it is suggested that you go for a light massage. A light massage helps warm up the muscles and makes them more flexible. However, if you plan on working out after a deep tissue massage, you might want to think again. This can lead to increased soreness, and it can inhibit the effectiveness of the tissue work done during your massage.
There are five major benefits to post-workout massages:
It’s that time of year again, Back-to-School, and Boo is getting ready to continue his education in the office. Education and proper certifications are always primary goals at Living Touch Massage. It is important to Rita that she practices the most current and accurate techniques in the massage industry. It is so important to her practice that she goes above and beyond required certifications and learns specific techniques to help clients with a variety of conditions. Continuing her education and maintaining her certifications allows her to meet the needs of a broader range of clients and truly make an impact on their lives. From her education, she gains increased knowledge, a better understanding of old and new techniques, and an increased skill level. This helps her create the best possible experience for her clients.
Rita is currently nationally certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. To have received this certification, she must demonstrate a mastery of core skills and knowledge, pass an NCBTMB standardized exam, uphold the organization’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, as well as continue her education.
Rita is already experienced and trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, Myofascial massage and release, therapeutic, relaxation, restorative, prenatal, and chair massage. For more information on all specialties, view all Our Services.
Most active people often suffer from tension in their muscles. This a result of individuals not properly taking the time to care for their body after either exercising or excessively using their body during a busy day. Living Touch Massage wants to help you keep your resolution of a healthier life, which includes taking care of your body after your workout.
After a workout, you may notice you are sore the next day. Walking up or down stairs hurts, your arms feel like they are going to fall off, and stretching only feels good for a second. If you are experiencing this, we can provide the solution to your problem.
Muscle tension happens when muscles stay semi-contracted for a period of time. This can cause back pain, neck pain, and headaches too. An easy way to relieve muscle tension is to do a cool down after you work out. For quick relief try these common stretches that our good friends at Health.com suggest. Some stretches may be better for you depending on the work out and specific muscle groups exercised. If you are looking for longer lasting relief, Living Touch Massage offers full body deep tissue massage in a variety of lengths.
Let Living Touch Massage help you to remember that taking care of your body doesn’t only mean going to the gym and eating right. Properly taking care of your body after you work out is just as important as taking precautions while at the gym.
Take a note from our lovable Boo! After an exhausting day of constant running, he loves to do his favorite stretch, the downward dog. Plus, he drinks lots of water. He takes time to rest and eats plenty of healthy food. He is refreshed, feels spry, and is be ready to take on another busy day without suffering from any soreness.
If you are interested in a massage by Living Touch please call (218) 368-2964. We are open from 8am-6:30pm on weekdays! If you want to learn more about the massage services we provide visit https://www.livingtouchmassage.com/services
This time of year we are reminded of our bountiful blessings as we prepare to celebrate the holidays, gathered near those who are dear to us. However, between shopping for gifts, writing and mailing holiday cards, decorating, and traveling to visit family, anxieties can creep in. Many people experience emotional pain this time of year, missing dearly departed loved ones or from strained familial relationships.
If you’ve kept up with our latest massage news, you know that stress can manifest itself physically in our bodies, creating an array of symptoms and leading to more serious health conditions including hypertension, heart disease, headaches and much more.
If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed and frazzled with the upcoming holiday season, clear your mind and body of holiday stress by scheduling a massage therapy session with Rita at Living Touch Massage in Bemidji. The multiple health benefits of therapeutic massage have been studied and we think you will be amazed at how relaxed, restored and healthy you’ll feel when you’re finished.
Living Touch Massage gift certificates also make a wonderful gift for anyone including expectant and new mothers, the elderly, or that person on your list who has everything. Check out our holiday discount specials as well, and be sure to “like” us on Facebook to be the first to know about the contests and giveaways we offer throughout the year.
You could qualify to give a massage gift certificate for FREE! See details on our Facebook page.