Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Raleigh Pregnancy Massage

Absolute Body Balance
Best Raleigh Massage 
We all know pregnancy brings about many new and exciting experiences. Along with them comes experiencing new and "exciting" aches and pains. Unless you're one of those women who have perfect pain-free pregnancies, massage therapy is an enjoyable way to beat those back pains, aching joints, and swelling.

It’s common knowledge that massage helps ease muscle stiffness, and pregnancy pains are no different. To put it simply, massage loosens tense muscles, taking pressure off the lower back, hips, and other achy joints. Studies show regular prenatal massage decreases sciatica, hip pain, leg cramps, headaches, and neck stiffness. Massage can also help with heartburn and acid reflux; better circulation to ease swelling in hands and legs/feet; and soothes the nervous system—which makes for a more peaceful nights’ sleep!

Massage also helps with muscle tone and flexibility, lowers blood pressure, and assists with blood flow to the uterus and placenta. This makes dealing with all those sudden changes a little bit easier, and less stress on you means less stress for baby and more time focusing on things that really matter: pink or blue accent wall?

So, massage is good for you AND baby! What better reason do you need?
Absolute Body Balance Massage offers new clients their first one hour massage at $55. Visit www.absolutebodybalance.com for more information or call 919-841-9344 to schedule!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine Massage

Best Raleigh Massage


February 14th is Valentine's Day and one of the best gift ideas is the gift of massage! Absolute Body Balance Massage is offering specially priced massage gift certificates for your sweetheart, only $55 for a one hour massage gift certificate! Call 919-841-8344 to pick up or have it mailed for you. Or you can visit www.absolutebodybalance.com to contact us by email.

Purchasing a massage gift certificate allows your special someone an hour of therapeutic or relaxation massage. When they call to schedule their massage appointment they will be asked questions so that we can determine the best massage therapists to fit their needs while we also accommodate their schedule. Another alternative is to purchase and schedule the massage as a Valentine's gift and we are happy to assist you in that too.

Another great idea is Absolute Body Balance offers a one hour Couple's Massage in the same room if you would like to schedule a massage for both of you to celebrate Valentine's Day! Please call the office for availability and more information. Or you could choose a Hot Stone Massage for your Valentine, pricing information on the website. Beat Raleigh Massage makes gift giving easy and provides a variety of massage options for you.

Giving the gift of relaxation is thoughtful and Absolute Body Balance Massage is just a call or click away! 919-841-9344 or www.absolutebodybalance.com

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentine Massage GiftM

Absolute Body Balance
Massage in Raleigh
Valentine's Day is Wednesday, February 14th, how will you celebrate with your someone special?

Give the gift of massage, its benefits are numerous and will be greatly appreciated by anyone lucky enough to receive a Valentine Massage Gift Certificate. Absolute Body Balance Massage is offering one hour massage gift certificates on sale for your Valentine at only $55! It is indeed a full SIXTY minute massage on the table with a professional, licensed and experienced massage therapist.

The gift certificate can be used at any time during office hours at our convenient North Raleigh location, Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm and Saturdays form 9am to 4pm. You can call or email through the website to schedule your appointment and usually we can accommodate your request within twenty four hours. The massage therapist will take the time to discuss with you so that she can determine the individual treatment best for you. If you have muscle concerns, pain or sports injuries, those all can be easily addressed and if you need a relaxation massage, prenatal massage or sports massage to compliment your fitness routine, we are extremely familiar and your massage will be tailored specifically for your needs.

For more information, please visit www.absolutebodybalance.com or call 919-841-9344 and we will be happy to assist you. A massage for Valentine's Day says more than just I care, it says I want to help you take care of yourself too.

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Absolute Body Balance Massage!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Valentine Massage

Raleigh Medical Massage
Best Raleigh Massage
You may be one of those "realistic" people who know Valentine's Day is just a commercial holiday.  Just another reason to spend money at the jewelry store for yet another charm on her Pandora bracelet. Of course in your opinion she has enough rings, necklaces, and charms to last the next five holidays.

If you are still shaking your head yes, then I'm also guessing you've waited until the last minute to really consider a gift.  Back to the safety: jewelry, but if she is too tired and sore from work to leave the house, who will ever see what a wonderful gift giver you are?

That is where we come in.  We are selling $55 gift certificates for Valentine's day. Your special someone can come in and receive a one hour massage tailored to his or her specific needs. We can work on specific areas such as the shoulders, neck and back, or give a full body relaxation massage.  She will be completely relaxed and ready to go out for a nice evening on the town!

Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14th!
Absolute Body Balance Massage at 919-841-9344 or www.absolutebodybalance.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Valentine Massage Gift Certificates


February 14th is Valentine's Day and one of the best gift ideas is the gift of massage! Absolute Body Balance Massage is offering specially priced massage gift certificates for your sweetheart, only $55 for a one hour massage gift certificate! Call 919-841-8344 to pick up or have it mailed for you. Or you can visit www.absolutebodybalance.com to contact us by email.
Purchasing a massage gift certificate allows your special someone an hour of therapeutic or relaxation massage. When they call to schedule their massage appointment they will be asked questions so that we can determine the best massage therapists to fit their needs while we also accommodate their schedule. Another alternative is to purchase and schedule the massage as a Valentine's gift and we are happy to assist you in that too.
Another great idea is Absolute Body Balance offers a one hour Couple's Massage in the same room if you would like to schedule a massage for both of you to celebrate Valentine's Day! Please call the office for availability and more information. Or you could choose a Hot Stone Massage for your Valentine, pricing information on the website. Beat Raleigh Massage makes gift giving easy and provides a variety of massage options for you.
Giving the gift of relaxation is thoughtful and Absolute Body Balance Massage is just a call or click away! 919-841-9344 or www.absolutebodybalance.com

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Raleigh Prenatal Massage

Raleigh Pregnancy Massage
Best Raleigh Massage
We all know pregnancy brings about many new and exciting experiences. Along with them comes experiencing new and "exciting" aches and pains. Unless you're one of those women who have perfect pain-free pregnancies, massage therapy is an enjoyable way to beat those back pains, aching joints, and swelling.

It’s common knowledge that massage helps ease muscle stiffness, and pregnancy pains are no different. To put it simply, massage loosens tense muscles, taking pressure off the lower back, hips, and other achy joints. Studies show regular prenatal massage decreases sciatica, hip pain, leg cramps, headaches, and neck stiffness. Massage can also help with heartburn and acid reflux; better circulation to ease swelling in hands and legs/feet; and soothes the nervous system—which makes for a more peaceful nights’ sleep!

Massage also helps with muscle tone and flexibility, lowers blood pressure, and assists with blood flow to the uterus and placenta. This makes dealing with all those sudden changes a little bit easier, and less stress on you means less stress for baby and more time focusing on things that really matter: pink or blue accent wall?

So, massage is good for you AND baby! What better reason do you need?
Absolute Body Balance Massage offers new clients their first one hour massage at $55. Visit www.absolutebodybalance.com for more information or call 919-841-9344 to schedule!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Raleigh Deep Tissue Massage

Absolute Body Balance
Raleigh 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.