Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Best Raleigh Massage

Absolute Body Balance
Massage in Raleigh 
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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Raleigh Medical Massage

Raleigh Medical Massage
Best Raleigh 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.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sports Massage

Best Raleigh Massage
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!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 Time for Massage

Absolute Body Balance
Best Raleigh Massage 
Every December in the swing of the holiday season we find ourselves more stressed, overindulging in foods, drinks and treats and juggling hectic schedules. Obviously, taking care of ourselves has fallen to the bottom of the holiday to-do list. Then New Year's Eve finds most of us making resolutions which are a direct result from the increased stress of the season.

The most popular resolution is losing weight and to begin exercising, followed by giving up particular items, making time for activities like reading, cooking, and taking better care of oneself. Many Americans claim their New Year's resolution is to focus on taking better care of themselves by finding a more complete and better work/life balance. A majority of Americans believe that massage is an effective way to relieve stress and a great way to relax.

Massage is very helpful in reducing stress and assisting in relaxation, but it is also an integral part of your wellness and health routine. Regular massage reduces recovery time, assists with sports maintenance and performance, increases range of motion and flexibility while lowering blood pressure and increasing endorphin production (the body's own pain receptors). All of these will contribute to greater success in obtaining these new fitness goals and keeping your New Year's resolutions.

Absolute Body Balance is conveniently located in Raleigh and has business hours Monday thru Friday from 9am to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 4pm to hopefully accommodate our client's busy schedules. By appointment only, short notice and emergency appointments are also available. If you need a totally relaxing massage to help cope with stress or as an overall aid in loosening tight muscles from going back to the gym, Absolute Body Balance has licensed experienced massage therapists who are technically skilled and exceptional. Kinesio Tape, Massage Cupping, Hot Stone Massage and Couple's Massage are also popular choices.

$55 one hour new client special still offered to encourage you to add massage to your fitness regimen. For more information, please call 919-841-9344 to speak with one of our massage therapists or visit www.absolutebodybalance.com for more information.

We would like to wish you a Happy Healthy and Successful 2019! Good luck and hope to see you soon!! New Year, New You!

Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 Time for Massage

Raleigh Medical Massage
Best Raleigh Massage 
The new year is always a great excuse to try something new and different, replacing old habits with newer, healthy options. If you've never scheduled a massage with a licensed massage therapist, you may be wondering what to expect from your first one hour appointment. Maybe you have been to a spa or had chair massage at your office, but you read the reviews on Google and landed here.

Absolute Body Balance offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere that our clients find comfortable and relaxing. We have a small waiting area where new clients fill out a short intake form, and clients who have just finished their massage have an opportunity to reschedule before they leave our office.
Once you have filled out your form, a licensed massage therapist will show you back to the treatment room. Each client gets a few minutes to describe any areas of discomfort and communicate their goals for the session. The therapist also takes this time to explain the treatment plan that will best suit the client and their goals. If you want to relax and relieve the soreness from your new gym routine, the therapist may recommend a full body massage. Swedish techniques can include kneading and gliding over tense muscles to increase circulation and decrease tension. If you explain to the therapist that you slept wrong at your in-laws and have had a stiff neck ever since, your massage therapist may recommend that you spend the hour focused on all the major muscle groups that support the head and neck. Deep tissue techniques will be added to the Swedish massage to work out some of the knots and tension in your upper back and shoulder region.

Once the treatment plan is discussed, the therapist will leave the room and ask the client to undress, lie down on the table and be fully covered by sheet and blanket when they return. Some clients undress completely, which makes Swedish and deep tissue techniques easier to apply to certain areas of the low back, glutes and hips. If you are more comfortable keeping underclothes on then your therapist will work around it, but they will not massage under any clothing, so remember, if it is covered by clothing, there will be no lotion applied to that area. The lotions we use at Absolute Body Balance are made for sensitive skin and are free of any nut oils. Essential oils are not used unless requested because we understand that while one person may enjoy eucalyptus or patchouli, the scent is not for everyone.

During your massage, the therapist will check in to ask if you are comfortable. That may be related to the amount of pressure that they are applying to a knot, or they may ask you if you need any pillows to adjust the way you are lying on the table. You should know that at any time during the massage, you can request that the therapist applies more or less pressure, to turn the heat up or down or to adjust the level of music.

Your therapist will provide a peaceful experience and when the massage has ended, they will quietly excuse themselves and allow you the time to get dressed. At Absolute Body Balance, the therapist will meet you in the waiting room with a bottle of water to help refresh you back to reality. Payment is due at the end of the massage and your therapist may recommend a follow-up massage in a week or two, depending on your reason for the visit. After you leave, you may recieve an email or phone call to check in and ask you how your experience was and to confirm your next appointment.

Consider trying something new in 2019 and give us a call to schedule your first massage with Absolute Body Balance, 919-841-9344 or visit www.absolutebodybalance.com.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy New Year

Absolute Body Balance
Best Raleigh Massage 
In the forefront of everyone's minds right now is their new year's resolution and how they will continue them for the entire year. What I'm going to discuss today is one of the biggest obstacles, in my opinion, that easily breaks a New Years resolution: seasonal/post holiday affective disorder, or just general lowering of your mood in the winter.

The winter months go on forever and the cold weather can really take its toll. It takes away motivation to even get out of bed, let alone get out of the door. There are more cloudy days, rain and wind and less sunshine to brighten our days. With the dread of a winter that doesn't seem to have an end, what can you do to keep your spirits up and your resolution on track?

There are many things people use to make it through the winter and one of those very successful options is massage.  With a heated table, relaxing music, and soothing lighting most people don't need much more convincing. Though, those aspects of massage are nice, there are many other qualities to draw someone to a massage office.  With already feeling low, any type of ache or pain is going to be exaggerated.  Keeping up with massage can reduce these extra stressors that can be the breaking point in your resolution. Massage can also release "feel good" hormones that help you to let go of stress and take a break from worrying.  It is important to let yourself be free from worrying, even if it's just for an hour.  Never letting go of stress and always being worried can lead to things such as: anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart problems, weight gain, sleep problems, and memory and concentration impairment. (http://catalyst-massage.com/why-do-you-feel-high-after-a-massage-why-and-how-massage-works/)

While massage is not the only thing that can help with seasonal depression, it is easily accessible, only takes an hour of your time, and is less expensive than a vacation. Absolute Body Balance offers a new client special, $55 for your first one hour massage. Call 919-841-9344 to schedule or visit www.absolutebodybalance.com.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Holiday Massage

Raleigh Sports Massage
Best Raleigh Massage
It's the holiday season! Why not a massage gift certificate for the ones on your list and avoid the crowds at the mall or searching online?

Absolute Body Balance Massage is pleased to offer a holiday special for one hour massage gift certificates. A one hour massage for only $55, now through December 24th. Just call the office, 919-841-9344 and arrange to pick one up or have it mailed to you or your recipient for a small service charge of $1. Or you can visit the website, www.absolutebodybalance.com and order your gift certificate online.

Give the gift of stress relief, pain relief and relaxation! Perfect size, color and no need to worry about exchanges. Scheduling is easy for them, they can call and make the appointment when it's convenient to their schedule after the holidays. Less pressure on you and discount pricing for the holidays; an easy way to beat the stress for you too!

All of us at Absolute Body Balance Massage wish you a safe and successful shopping season!!