Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mother's Day Massage

Raleigh Prenatal Massage
Best Raleigh Massage

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th, 2019 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!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Massage for Headaches

Absolute Body Balance
Best Raleigh Massage 
From time to time, we all experience headaches. Some people experience them more than others. They can range from a nagging feeling of discomfort to a more serious pain that can make us lose focus at work and at home, become more irritable, and just simply put us in a bad mood. And for those afflicted with migraine headaches, the pain can be completely debilitating. For many of us, the solution to a headache has been to reach for ibuprofen or other painkillers. This can sometimes relieve the pain, but the underlying problem still exists. Luckily, the number of headaches you experience can be greatly reduced with a few easy stretches, some healthy habits, and a little pampering.

One of the best ways to get to the root of your headaches is to reduce the tension that's causing them. A build up of tension in the muscles of the neck, shoulders and head often triggers tension headaches. Massage therapy can bring relief by decreasing pain, reducing this tension and increasing circulation.

Massage loosens the trigger points and blockages that are brought on by the muscle tension, cause headaches to occur and to come back again and again. Metabolic waste builds up in our muscle fibers from overuse and strain, which hardens and stiffens them and decreases the healthy flow of fluid from tight and inflamed muscles. A trained massage therapist will access the muscles that may be causing headaches and treat them by breaking down, loosening, and removing this buildup.

That's the science behind the benefits of massage. But what you care about most is that massage can decrease the pain you feel from headaches, reduce depression and anxiety, decrease the overall tension you feel, and reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches. But massage alone isn't the only cure.

Between massage visits it is important to relax. With busy schedules and hectic lives this is easier said than done. But even simply reducing the amount of time you spend in front of a computer or looking at screens can increase relaxation and decrease your stress and tension levels.

Another tip is to heat or cool your head and neck. The choice of heating or cooling is up to you and what your body needs. Improving the ergonomic conditions of your workspace can also be helpful. Wearing a headset if you spend a great deal of time on the phone reduces shoulder strain. Simply repositioning your computer monitor can make you feel better. Many people sit too close to the monitor, or too low in their chairs which causes us to lean our heads forward adding unwanted tension on muscles and joints.

It's also imperative that we stay hydrated. Many people do not drink enough water on a daily basis, and drinks with caffeine and sugar that give us energy are often dehydrating us and causing our headaches. A good rule of thumb for how much water we need is to divide our body weight in half and drink that number in ounces of water each day. For example, a person who weighs 150 pounds should be drinking at least 75 fluid ounces of water on a daily basis. This can be adjusted depending on exercise and exposure to heat.

And finally, remember to stay mobile. Taking a break from work each hour to stretch reduces tension and increases circulation. You want long, slow stretches, holding for 8-10 seconds. Use this time to get up, fill your water bottle, or walk around and shake it out.

Following some of these easy tips can reduce the frequency of your headaches. If you want to really get relief from the pain and annoyance that headaches cause, or to identify the root of the problem, spending some time with a skilled massage therapist could be the answer. Absolute Body Balance has qualified, trained massage therapists and offers a new client discount for your first massage; $55 one-hour massage. Call 919-841-9344 or visit http://www.absolutebodybalance.com to schedule.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Raleigh Pregnancy Massage

Raleigh Prenatal Massage
Raleigh Prenatal 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, 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!