Thursday, June 14, 2018

Massage for DAD!

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Father’s Day is this weekend, have you decided what to get Dad this year?  If you’re having problems trying to come up with a great gift, consider giving him the gift of relaxation!  Whether Dad has a nine to five office job, travels internationally, or stays at home with the kids chances are he could benefit from a little relaxation.

Absolute Body Balance is offering one-hour Father’s Day gift certificates for $55.  That’s $15 off our regular price.  We could either arrange a time for you to pick up Dad’s gift certificate or mail it directly to Dad for $1 fee.  Our goal is to make everything as convenient as possible.

Once Dad is ready to make an appointment, he can either call our office or email us through our website.  That way he can decide which day and time works best for his schedule and what’s most convenient for him.  We will try and accommodate his first choice of day/time depending on if we have therapists available.  If we have at least a 24-hour notice, we can accommodate most requested days/times.

When massage day comes, Dad and one of our professional licensed therapists will sit down and discuss his client intake form and any goals he has in mind for the session.  From the information given, the massage will be customized just for him depending on any aches and pains he’s having or if he just needs relief from the day-to-day stresses.  Either way we’ll make sure Dad leaves our office feeling relaxed and stress free.

Absolute Body Balance will be offering Father’s Day gift certificates until Saturday, June 17th so don’t waste time and get yours today!!  Call our office at 919.841.9344 or visit our website at www.absolutebodybalance.com we’ll gladly help you give Dad his best Father’s Day present yet!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Father's Day Massage

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Raleigh Massage
Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day! Have you decided what to get Dad this year? If you’re having problems trying to come up with a great gift, consider giving him the gift of relaxation! Whether Dad has a nine to five office job, travels internationally, or stays at home with the kids chances are he could benefit from a little relaxation or attention to those aches, pains and sore muscles.

Absolute Body Balance is offering one-hour Father’s Day gift certificates for $55. That’s $15 off our regular price. We could either arrange a time for you to pick up Dad’s gift certificate or mail it directly to Dad for $1 fee. Our goal is to make everything as convenient as possible.

Once Dad is ready to make an appointment, he can either call our office or email us through our website. That way he can decide which day and time works best for his schedule and what’s most convenient for him. We will try and accommodate his first choice of day/time depending on if we have therapists available. If we have at least a 24-hour notice, we can accommodate most requested days/times.

When massage day comes, Dad and one of our professional licensed therapists will sit down and discuss his client intake form and any goals he has in mind for the session. From the information given, the massage will be customized just for him depending on any aches and pains he’s having or if he just needs relief from the day-to-day stresses. Either way we’ll make sure Dad leaves our office feeling relaxed and stress free.

Absolute Body Balance will be offering Father’s Day gift certificates until Saturday, June 16 so don’t waste time and get yours today!! Call our office at 919.841.9344 or visit our website at www.absolutebodybalance.com and we’ll gladly help you give Dad his best Father’s Day present yet!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Deep Tissue Massage

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Raleigh Medical Massage
Many clients seek massage therapy to ease tension and to relieve pain, but what is the best approach? Is more pressure better than less? And what exactly is deep tissue massage? Let's start with the basics, the bread and butter of massage therapy, the scoop of vanilla in the ice cream sundae...Swedish massage.

Swedish massage is the root of most therapies practiced today because it is the building block of a relaxing massage. Swedish massage can be very light pressure to medium and Swedish is fluid, gliding over superficial layers of muscle to promote relaxation and increase circulation. If a client is not relaxed, their muscles are still tense and that's not a good level to start digging in deeper. Instead, we are trained to use Swedish massage to relax the client, warm up the tissue and knead the muscles. Healthy blood flows, full of oxygen, to all the tissues to promote healing.

While using the Swedish techniques to warm up the muscles, a skilled therapist is also using the lighter pressure to assess the situation. If a therapist is going in all elbows, full-steam ahead, it is likely they will miss an important clue to the puzzle. Therapists can feel areas of tension; they may notice a muscle pulling the structure out of alignment or they may rub over a knot. Every client is different, so we start at a base level to gauge their pain tolerance. The therapist will add other techniques that may require more or less pressure, especially where clients feel a knot.

Every muscle has two points of attachment in the body; as the attachments move closer, the muscle flexes. If it flexes too much, too abruptly and/or for too long a duration it can form an adhesion, aka knots. The major difference that separates a Swedish and deep tissue massage is in the intention of the therapist in addressing these knots. Some muscles are stacked on top of each other, so no amount of heavy Swedish is truly going to address a knot deep in the layers. A skilled therapist is aware of which muscles are superficial and which muscles are deep, and how to access these areas.

Most deep tissue techniques require consistent, med-heavy pressure that begins at one attachment point and continues on the path of the muscle all the way to the other attachment point. At this point, your therapist may direct your breathing or ask you to focus on the tenderness or pain in the area. Because not all pain is created equal, we gather more clues to the puzzle and tow the line of client's comfort. Wincing and holding your breath is not beneficial to promote circulation. It's definitely acceptable to say "That pressure may be a little much" so that the therapist gains more information from you during the massage.

At Absolute Body Balance, our licensed therapists take the time with each client to discuss the reason for their visit as well as goals for the massage. This information is used to best determine a treatment plan that works within the clients availability and budget. Since one massage is not going to correct years of poor posture or heal a torn muscle, it is best for clients to communicate their expectations so that the therapist can give them a truer sense of what they can accomplish.

If you think you could benefit from massage therapy, please call us at 919-841-9344. We'd be happy to answer your questions about therapeutic massage and help you decide what is right for you. Please visit our website, www.absolutebodybalance.com for more information.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Massage for Low Back Pain

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Second only to the common cold, low back pain is the second most common complaint across the country. It can be a nagging pain every time you sit or stand, a stabbing pain that causes difficulty breathing or a dull throbbing ache that your own hands reach backward to comfort throughout the day. Low back pain can even wake you from sleeping in the middle of the night or force you back into bed from your daytime job.

More clients each month are struggling with the pain and strain in their low backs that has started interfering with their daily lifestyles. Some complain of pain on both sides of the low back in a horizontal band while others experience the pain limited to only one side. Muscle spasms, exaggerated tightness, changes to posture, decreased range of motion and inflexibility can all accompany low back pain. Therapeutic massage addresses all of these issues as well as stress, which can be a contributing factor.

An appointment for this type of complaint may not be focused solely on the lower back area since other tight muscles can be directly related. Uneven worn workout and walking shoes can affect other muscles in the body so the massage therapist will need to address all of the connecting muscles in an attempt to provide overall relief. The first massage will be beneficial and reduce the discomfort but a follow-up is definitely encouraged to reevaluate and assess the muscles and their condition afterwards. The recommendation is usually a week to ten days and possibly again depending on how the client feels and is improving. But the most significant improvement is measured with regular therapy treatments.

Absolute Body Balance Massage offers a discount incentive for new clients, $55 for your first one hour massage, and package pricing for regular returning clients to save with multiple treatments. Massage provides so many benefits to assist in your pain relief and better well-being. Visit www.absolutebodybalance.com or call 919-841-9344 for more information.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Best Raleigh Massage

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In the past, massage was once thought of as a luxury but therapeutic massage is now recognized as an alternative healthcare, recommended by doctors and is an option considered more frequently by the general public. Massage therapy is benefiting more and more of those suffering from pain and stress. Therapeutic, sports and medical massage is becoming more acceptable, affordable and available as the solution to numerous complaints including headaches, muscle strains, sciatica, anxiety and stress.

As much as massage therapy is known for helping with relaxation, massage assists well-being and health maintenance. Massage can be an integral part of any fitness routine since it provides the benefits of greater flexibility, increased range of motion and better circulation. Therapeutic massage assists in injury rehabilitation for some of the same benefits as well. Currently, massage is utilized in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and arthritic conditions, prenatal care and repetitive strains to name a few.

While the economy struggles, America as a whole is experiencing greater levels of physical and emotional stress. TIME magazine published an article recently, Massage Going Mainstream, reporting that massage is being sought more with people's greater awareness of the adverse health effects of stress and the benefits of therapeutic massage. Stress is accumulative and its negative affect on well-being is unfortunately also becoming mainstream as Americans battle the aches and pains that accompany the increased stresses in their daily lives.

Raleigh's Absolute Body Balance Massage offers a new client special so that your first one hour massage is at a discount! $55 one hour massage for New Clients! By appointment only, 919-841-9344 or visit the website, www.absolutebodybalance.com.

Massage therapy is not just for relaxation any more ...Best Raleigh Massage

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Massage for Mom!

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13th, 2017 and Absolute Body Balance Massage is offering a one hour massage gift certificate for only $55! Whose mom could use a massage?

Expectant moms can experience a wonderful prenatal massage to loosen tight muscles, reduce stress and decrease muscle aches and strains. Stay at home mothers can benefit from a relaxing massage for stress relief or a deep tissue massage to assist with muscle tension and help keep her on the go. Workings mothers will find our schedule very accomodating to fit in with their home and job; we are open Monday thru Friday from 9am until 7pm and every Saturday from 9am until 4pm, by appointment only. And grandmoms appreciate the health benefits from massage therapy.
A one hour gift certificate is an ideal gift that your mom can use when she wants to help her take better care of herself. She can call and schedule at her convenience and discuss with our therapists the most beneficial type of massage for her. Our Raleigh massage therapists are experienced and talented so she will be in the best of hands. It's a perfect gift that will give her one hour of precious time that is all about her!

Absolute Body Balance Massage wishes you a Happy's Mother's Day! Visit our website at www.absolutebodybalance.com or call our office for more information, 919-841-9344. You can also check out our reviews on Google!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Massage for You

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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. www.absolutebodybalance.com