Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Schedule Your Massage

Absolute Body Balance Massage
Best Raleigh Massage offers new clients a special discount on their first one hour massage as an incentive to try one of our licensed professional massage therapists. Your first one hour massage is only $55 and we have five experienced massage therapists to assist you. Your specific complaint or concern will help determine which massage therapist would be best for you.

Absolute Body Balance Massage specializes in therapeutic, sports, medical and prenatal massage. Our therapists are experienced in deep tissue, sports, trigger point and relaxation massage modalities. Hot Stone and Cupping Massage are also provided.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to 4pm, by appointment only. Pleas call the office at 919-841-9344 to schedule or feel free to visit the website at www.absolutebodybalance.com for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Raleigh Medical Massage

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Raleigh Medical Massage

Many of our clients ask us when it is best to come back for massage. However there isn't one specific answer because everyone is different. One fact that is true for everyone is that waiting until you are in pain to get a massage will cost you more time and money in the long run.

Listening to your body is the best way to judge optimal massage frequency. Too much massage isn't going to hurt you, but not everyone has their own budget for a weekly massage. The ideal time to get a massage is about one week before any pain starts to return. Keeping up with home care (stretching, exercise, hydration) can also extend your visits and budget. Although when you first start getting massage you will need to come in more often to address particular complaints;  most people find that the time between massages increases as it becomes more regular. This is because the benefits of massage dramatically increase with frequency. It is also helpful to know which muscles need more attention and work. As you learn which areas are over worked, you can focus on changing poor postural habits and increasing stretching/strengthening routines yourself which will increase the time between massages too.

Another reason for not waiting until you are in pain is that you will need more massage sessions back to back. This is because as one area starts to hurt, other areas start to compensate to protect the original problem. As the session begins you will start to notice painful areas you didn't even know existed. Trying to focus on more than a couple of areas will need more time, so either everything will feel a little better or only one area will feel better until you start to compensate again. This means you will need a few weekly or bi-weekly sessions to really get things under control again.

Luckily with massage, you can control how often its needed or not. Many have found that they can decrease pain and injury with a regular massage. If you come on a regular basis and make home care a routine, you will need fewer appointments to get optimal results. If you are getting regular massage they become maintenance. One of the benefits of massage is that it gives you an awareness of your body. You and the therapist can notice tense muscles before they become an injury. This helps to avoid extra massage, doctor visits and extended rest and healing.

Keeping up with massage can seem like a budget buster but if you think about the benefits, most will find they end up saving in the long run. Absolute Body Balance offers a discount for new clients so that the first one hour massage is only $55. By appointment only, 919-841-9344 or visit www.absolutebodybalance.com for more information.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Search for Massage

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Best Raleigh Massage
Are you looking for a massage? Is this your first massage? Or have you tried a place or two and not found what you wanted? Absolute Body Balance has several tips for finding the right massage practice and massage therapist for you.

First, identify the reasons you are searching for a massage, finding the place that works best for you will be the place that can help you achieve your goals. Are you interested in:
• Reducing stress?
• Reducing muscle contractions or tightness?
• Living without chronic or acute pain?
• Improving your work performance?
• Enhancing your general health and wellbeing?
• Improving your ability to participate in sports?

Then think about why you are wanting to see a massage therapist:
• Did a medical professional suggest you see a massage therapist?
• Are you managing chronic pain or another condition that you think could benefit from massage?
• Has someone who has many of the same aches and pains as you suggested massage therapy?

This information will provide you with the necessary tools to begin your search not just for any massage but the massage that will be suited to your needs. These answers will help you determine what skills you want your massage therapists to possess and to make the decision based on your goals. When you call our office, we try to help you by asking these same questions so that you have the most positive experience with us. Absolute Body Balance offers the first one hour massage at only $55 for new clients so that you can try the therapist you choose at a discount the first massage. It is a choice, make it an informed one and guarantee your own success. Call 919-841-9344 or visit our website, www.absolutebodybalance.com.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sports Massage in Raleigh

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Raleigh Sports Massage 
Sports massage is a massage modality used to treat athletes of all kinds at any level of fitness. Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend hiker or fitness enthusiast, a sports massage can benefit immensely. A massage therapist will use her knowledge to tailor a treatment plan specifically for you, to help your body tap into its natural healing performance potential.

A Sports massage therapist will design a massage specific to the athlete and focus on those muscles that are overused and overstressed by sports related activity. This is beneficial both pre and post event for athletes who compete. Pre-workout sports massage promotes flexibility, endurance and overall performance. Regular pre-workout massages can greatly decrease the chance of injury by increasing the range of motion and the elasticity of muscles and tendons. Post-workout sports massage helps to relax the muscles, reduce soreness and speed up recovery time.

Sports massage can be ideal to treat injuries. Conditions such as minor muscle strains, shin splints and plantar faciitis can improve. More severe injuries, depending on their stage in the healing process, will depend on the diagnosis and recommendations of your physician. Your massage therapist will be happy to discuss this with you.

Aside from receiving a sports massage, the best way to take care of your body when performing is warm up. Any activity that gets your heart rate up and warms the muscles can improve performance during an event. Warming the muscles makes them more pliable and less likely to tear. It's important to remember that warming up is different from wearing out. You want to make sure your muscles are warm and ready to perform, within reason since you are more prone to injury when the body is fatigued.

If you would like to lean more, please visit our website, www.absolutebodybalance.com or call the office to schedule a sports massage, 919-841-9344. Absolute Body Balance's massage therapists are happy to assist you with adding sports massage to your workout regimen. First one hour massage is only $55 for new clients!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

$55 Senior Citizen Massage

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Raleigh Massage 
Therapeutic massage for senior citizens is specific to the needs of our aging population. It is soft tissue manipulation intended to improve blood circulation, relieve pain and increase range of motion. The aging process presents a variety of related diseases such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease which all result in poor circulation and limited physical activity. Anxiety, depression and loneliness can also accompany these age related diseases.

Geriatric massage, therapeutic massage designed for the older body, can help seniors maintain and improve their general well being as well as increase some physical functions that have decreased with aging. Additionally, massage therapy can alleviate anxiety and depression while providing comforting touch to lonely elderly persons.

Senior citizens can enjoy numerous benefits from massage including increased blood circulation, improved lymphatic flow, relief from joint pain and headaches, improved length and quality of sleep, partial restoration of mobility and also reduced healing time from injuries and illness.
Massage can definitely assist in relieving stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness, increase mental and physical relaxation and help improve the quality of life and self-esteem.

Massage therapy is a wonderful resource for the Golden Years. It is safe, effective and happens to feel very good. If you or someone you care for is older and experiencing discomforts due to aging, it is never too late to consider massage. Absolute Body Balance offers a senior citizen discount, only $55 one hour massage, 919-841-9344. www.absolutebodybalance.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Benefits of Massage

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Raleigh Massage
What are some of the benefits of massage therapy?

Improves Circulation - The pressure created by massage therapy moves blood through congested areas. This causes fresh oxygenated blood to flow to constricted muscles and tissues, resulting in improved muscle function.

Lower Blood Pressure - High blood pressure is a widely diagnosed medical condition in the United States. An effective way to control blood pressure is decrease stress which massage therapy can easily accomplish.

Relaxes Muscles - Back, neck or muscle pain? Sitting all day, constantly on a computer, travel, training, exercise and insomnia all contribute to increased muscle tightness. Massage therapy can relieve muscle tension and alleviate pain by relaxing those tight muscles.

Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion - Over time joints tend to tighten, making range of motion more restricted. Massage helps joints stay mobile and provides greater flexibility which makes you less prone to injuries.

Promotes Deeper Breathing and Better Sleep -Stress and anxiety are big disruptions that can cause problems with breathing, sleep and rest. Regular massage can assist in reducing stress and increasing the body's natural production of endorphin and pain receptors. Massage can help with relaxation for the mind and the body.

Relieves Headaches - Millions of Americans suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Regular massage therapy can ease the pressure and pain, which should also reduce the frequency of occurrences.

Strengthens the Immune System - Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the body's immune system's cytotoxic capacity which is the activity level of the body's own natural "killer cells".

Enhances Post-Operative Rehabilitation - Massage therapy helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissue and vital organs. This makes massage a great supplement to post-op rehabilitation.

Improves Rehabilitation after Injury -Rehabilitation can be frustrating and time consuming. Continued therapeutic massage can accelerate the recovery process and assist in motivating and relaxing you.

Best Raleigh Massage offers new clients their first one hour massage at $55. Senior citizens and military discounted one hour massages are also $55.  Regularly priced at $70 per one hour and by appointment only, 919-841-9344. To learn more visit www.absolutebodybalance.com.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Raleigh Sports Massage

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Raleigh Sports Massage
As a result of regular training there is a build up of toxins in the muscle tissue that needs to be removed in order for the muscles to function properly and get the oxygen and nutrients they need.

In order to get the most out of your workout, you need fresh legs and muscles. Massage helps to loosen the muscles and increase circulation providing a fresh start after a week of intense training.

Most people do not take the time to stretch enough and massage assists in manually manipulating and stretching the muscles.

Sports and Deep tissue massage will not only supplement the lack of stretching but will reach the deeper layers of muscle tissue that aren't easy to stretch on your own.

Regular massage will help you perform better and recover quicker.

Sports massage is a modality of massage used before, during or after competition to prepare the body for peak performance, reduce muscle fatigue, reduce muscle tension and to prevent injuries. Sports massage can be aimed at healing strained muscles and allowing healthy muscle to reach peak performance while minimizing the risk of injury.

Raleigh's Absolute Body Balance Massage offers sports massage and deep tissue massage for runners; long distance, competitive or pleasure. New clients receive their first one hour massage at a special rate of $55. Please call 919-841-9344 or visit www.absolutebodybalance.com to schedule your appointment.