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Massage Decatur Ga – Stress Relief Massage

Treat Yourself to a Stress Relief Massage in Decatur Ga

You’ve tried dozens of techniques to relieve stress after a hard day’s work, from exercise to meditation, but the stress returns the minute you finish.  Maybe it’s time to consider the stress relief massage.  Stress doesn’t just affect you mentally; it can also lead to long-term physical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Taking the time to indulge in the occasional stress relief massage can prove beneficial not only for short-term stress relief, but for long-term health care. A stress relief massage will relax the muscles, allowing oxygen and nutrients to flow to stressed areas, as well as releasing toxins.

Can’t Afford a Massage

It’s true that a stress relief massage doesn’t come cheap, and if you fail to do your research and go to an unlicensed masseuse, you might find yourself arrested in a bathhouse sting operation.  The American Massage Therapy Association can provide help in finding a qualified massage therapist in your area through their online locator.  But if you can’t afford to visit a licensed massage therapist, there are other avenues to consider.

There are numerous books and websites dedicated to teaching basic stress relief massage techniques, most of which are quick and easy to learn.  If you are married or in a relationship, perhaps you can convince your partner to join you in learning some stress relief massage techniques.  You both may find stress relief massage can quickly become a sensual massage and it can become a cheap and fun way to relieve stress and increase the romance in your relationship.

Give yourself a massage

There are even techniques you can learn to give yourself a massage.  One of the most common and effective areas that needs attention is the face and scalp.  Most people overlook the benefits and relaxation that can be attained by simply rubbing the scalp.

Walking Stress

One of the most satisfying forms of stress relief massage is the foot massage, because you tend to use your feet in some way in almost every activity you perform throughout your day.  This type of stress relief massage can be performed by a licensed massage therapist, or just as easily at home by your partner, or even by yourself.

A quick search online can provide easy and effective techniques. Better still; a foot spa for around $30 can help you soak away your troubles.

No matter what you do to relieve stress, a stress relief massage can provide numerous benefits.  It can be a fun and relaxing way to deal with the things in your life and work that cause you stress.

Enjoy and RELAX with massage

Massage Decatur Ga – Stress Relief Massage is as easy as making a phone call!

Runner’s Hamstrings Improve

IT WORKS!

The runner with the severely tight hamstrings is doing much better!

With each visit her pain drops and range of motion improves.  The hamstring is no longer interfering with her training.

Keep it up!

A continued sports massage regimen of stretching, long muscle stripping, cross fiber and trigger point work will allow her to meet her goal of running the half marathon.  I’ll let you know how she does!

Runner Presents With Hamstring Pull

Hamstring Pull

A new client presented with severe hamstring pain that had been getting worse for over a month.  She was training for a half marathon and had to discontinue training due to the pain.

First I checked the current range of motion – which was quite restricted.

Massage therapy included stretching, long muscle stripping, cross fiber, trigger point work, and origin/insertion massage on the hamstring muscles.  The tendons were addressed, as well as the muscle bodies with each technique.  The tendons around the knee were manipulated with trigger point techniques.

Range of Motion Improved

Range of motion was rechecked and had improved by at least 30 degrees!   At the end of the session the client was able to stand, walk and stretch with little to no discomfort.

I LOVE WHAT I DO!

It is fun to help people feel better so they can do what they need and want to do – whether it is to train for a half marathon, dance the night away or play on the floor with the kids.

Is Massage Different in Decatur?

Is massage different in Decatur?

You Bet!

Clinical Sports Massage Therapist Karla Crawford is there for you!

Whether you live in Decatur, Buckhead or Midtown, massage is an all natural way of providing your body with many of the tools it needs to reach Homeostasis.  Homeostasis is the goal of your body to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.  If you provide your body with the “tools” it needs, it will do its best to give you optimal performance.  One of those tools is massage.

Regardless of who you are, you can benefit from massage.

Call center worker, CEO, doctor, nurse, patient, artist, landscaper, teacher, Mom or Dad.  Your body is working very hard to keep you going day after day.  You may find you are taking more pain relief medications than you used to for your sore muscles or your aching head.  Massage is an all natural way to address many of your physical pains AND mental discomforts.

The resulting mental break will allow your mind to “re-boot”.

The techniques used by a massage therapist will encourage your painful, tight shoulders to drop from around your ears, your back to release, your hamstrings to stretch, your calves to relax and your feet to say “Ahhhh”.  Within that deep relaxation state your mind will begin to slow down, your breathing will become deep and even.

Are you concerned about the effect medications may have on your body in the long term?

Not all of a medication is metabolized by your body.  What is not actually used will become waste.  And if that waste is not removed, your body will store it.  Massage is the manual manipulation of your muscles which will increase blood flow, flush out capillaries and release toxins into the lymph system.  The lymph system will carry the waste to the cleansing organs.

What about those toxins being released by massage?

Your lymph system is trying to flush out toxins by circulating waste through your  cleansing organs.  Your job will be to provide those organs with the fluids they need to do their job.  Pure water is the best flushing agent to assist that process.  The more pure the intake fluid, the easier it is for your body to maximize its cleansing process.  When you give your body the tools it needs, your body will work very hard to take care of you (homeostasis).  So be sure to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day.  And especially after a workout – such as a massage

Karla Crawford is a Clinical Sports Massage Therapist practicing in Decatur, GA.

Back pain? Decatur – Get a Back Massage!

If you live in Decatur Ga – you need a massage!

What does living in Decatur have to do with needing a massage? EVERYBODY needs a massage! With the hustle and bustle of everyday life your body is working very hard to meet your demands. If you are overloaded, your body is overloaded.

Get a massage – Give yourself a break!

Cloud reflecting SunsetMassage is an all natural way to deal with many body aches and mental pains. Tender loving care to your body will spread to your mental state as well. When you are at peace in your mind and body, you will be better able to deal with the demands of family, work and the world at large.

As your stress level mounts, your body creates many chemical reactions and each chemical reaction creates a chemical waste by-product. We expel those waste products through perspiration, urine and even tears. The more chaos, the more tension, the more chemical reactions. Many people even begin to hold their bodies very still, which allows the waste chemicals to gather in low blood flow areas!

Those areas may become achy and stiff, causing even more discomfort.

A back or neck Massage can ease your pain!

Massage is a manual manipulation of the soft tissues in your body. The gentle movement of your muscles will increase blood flow, flush out those distant capillaries and release those chemical toxins.

The techniques used by a massage therapist will encourage your painful, tight shoulders to drop from around your ears, your hamstrings to stretch, your calves to relax and your feet to say “Ahhhh”. With that deep relaxation state your mind will begin to slow down, your breathing will become deeper and more even and the resulting mental break will allow your mind to “re-boot”.

Massage releases toxins

What about those toxins being released by massage? Well, they are being carried by your lymph system throughout your body and are presented as waste to your blood cleaning organs. Your job will be to provide those organs with the fluids they need to do their job. Water is the best product to assist your kidneys. Water with lemon is also an excellent choice. The more pure the intake fluid, the easier it is for your body to maximize its cleansing process.

When you give your body the tools it needs, your body will work very hard to take care of you.

Karla Crawford is a Clinical Sports Massage Therapist practicing in Decatur, GA.