Therapeutic massage has been used as a healing tool for centuries in many cultures and new studies are still uncovering its numerous benefits.
Massage, or the manipulation of soft tissues, creates a therapeutic effect by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic (immune) systems. Massage helps improve circulation, reduces blood pressure, relieves stress, helps manage pain, strengthens the immune system, improves flexibility, enhances athletic performance and promotes better sleep.
For our ancestors, massage was in many ways the first "medicine" used for pain.
Therapeutic massage does more than just relax muscles - it fosters peace of mind. Experts estimate that 90 percent of disease is stress related. Stress accelerates the aging process, both internally and externally. While stress cannot be completely eliminated, massage can certainly help manage it.
Our body strives to maintain optimum health by keeping all of its systems in balance. Just like proper nutrition, exercise and rest, regularly scheduled massage therapy can play a huge part in how healthy we are, how youthful we look and how great we feel.
Budgeting time and money for therapeutic massage is an investment in our health. Just because massage feels luxurious, doesn't mean it's any less therapeutic.
MASSAGE HEIGHTS OFFERS FATHER'S DAY MASSAGE ADD-ON SERVICES
Massage Heights offers several "elevations" or addon services to elevate the massage experience.
Elevations include hot stone therapy, foot scrub or the hot towel/cold stone face massage.
This Father's Day, Massage Heights will release its new active therapy elevation.
Whether massage clients are athletes pushing their bodies to the limits or are simply searching for relief from muscle aches and pains, they can benefit from adding the active therapy elevation to their 90-minute massage.
Hot stones are massaged on the body and strategically placed on the back and other key areas to enhance circulation and create deeper muscle relaxation.
Next, specific stretching techniques help increase mobility followed by a round of soothing, cold stones designed to reduce inflammation. Treatment concludes with an application of Massage Heights' exclusive Relieve Sports Balm formulated to bring relief to muscle aches and pains.
Massage Heights is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Massage Heights is located in Shoppes at the Atrium, 1925 Gunbarrel Rd., Ste. 113.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 423-933-0200 or request an appointment online at www.massageheights.com/about-massageheights/contact-us.aspx. Visit Massage Heights on Facebook at Massage Heights Chattanooga.
Special introductory rate is $39.99 for a one-hour massage. Massage Heights memberships, listed below, are 12 with other massages during each month at the introductory rate.
Elevations are Massage Heights' add-on services. "We want to elevate and heighten the experience," Reimann said.