Benefits of a Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone MassageThere is a seemingly endless amount of benefits of a hot stone massage.  Since ancient times, hot stones have been used for healing purposes to treat many different conditions, such as stiff joints.  In a hot stone massage, flat stones, which have been heated up, are applied to key points on the body.  The stones provide a comforting effect and promote relaxation of the muscles and mind.

The benefits of a hot stone massage are endless.  Hot stone massages can provide a comforting effect, which promotes relaxation.  It is also used to help manage and treat depression, insomnia, poor circulation and arthritis pain.

Making the choice to go and get a hot stone massage is one of the best things you can do for your mind and body.  Hot stone massages are relaxing, stress-relieving, can help alleviate anxiety and help with chronic pain.  Don’t wait any longer, schedule your hot stone massage today.

Why Regular Massages Might be the Best Use of Your Tax Refund

Palm Springs MassagesWhoo-hoo! You’re getting a nice little tax refund this year. Just because the government is basically giving you your own money back doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate. You’ve probably got every paycheck divvied out to pay for your necessary expenses, but your tax refund isn’t slated for anything. That means you can use it to “Treat Yo’ Self!”

Sure, you should tuck a little of your tax refund into your 401(k) or your rainy day savings fund, but don’t forget to have a little fun. A great way to use some of your money is to buy a massage or a massage package. Massages feel great, and they are good for you! They help work out knots in your muscles, flush out toxins, and even help stimulate your lymphatic system. They can also be a wonderful, and relaxing experience. You deserve it!

Give us a call at Revive Center Spa to book your next massage today!

Benefits of Cupping vs. Massage

Benefits of Cupping vs. Massage

A lot of news has been coming out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and it isn’t all about amazing feats by the world’s greatest athletes. There have been feuds at the pool and, surprisingly, a lot of chatter about cupping. Several Olympic athletes, most prominent among them being swimming legend Michael Phelps, have been sporting major red circles on their bodies. It’s not some crazy Olympian disease – it is the aftermath of cupping, a traditional Chinese therapy that athletes like Phelps claim helps them recover.

What does the science say about cupping? So far, the results of research on cupping have been less than stellar. Most studies on cupping have used small sample sizes and have not been able to adhere to the double blind golden standard of research. A skeptical article in Slate calls the medical literature on cupping “a hot mess.”

Massage, on the other hand, has undergone much more extensive research and testing and has been found to be, according to the Mayo Clinic, “an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, and muscle tension.”

There just isn’t enough information to know whether cupping truly works, but we know that massage does. We suggest you put your money toward a proven treatment for pain relief and book one of our wonderfully helpful massages at Revive Wellness Center in Palm Springs.

Why All Athletes Should Add Massage To Their Recovery Regimen

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Sure, playing for your company’s softball team or hitting the golf course each weekend isn’t exactly as serious as training for the Summer Olympics, but you are still an athlete. If you want to improve your athletic ability at any level, you should consider adding massage to your recovery regimen.

A deep tissue massage can offer weekend warriors all kinds of important benefits, including:

  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Easing of tight or cramped muscles
  • Improved immunity through the stimulation of lymph flow
  • Relaxation of overused muscles

Massage helps flush the entire system out and ease your muscles, tendons, and joints that all take a beating when you are on the field. As a bonus, a deep tissue massage can help ease your stress and elevate your spirits, too. A big part of winning the physical game is winning the mental game.

Push your game up a notch, you awesome beast! Check out our many spa packages in our Palm Springs and Torrance office!

Can Pregnant Women Get a Massage?

Can Pregnant Women Get a Massage?

Oh girl, you need a massage! Being pregnant is creating all sorts of havoc in your body. Not only is a small creature constantly using your bladder as a trampoline and your uterus as a drum set, but you’ve got aches and pains in places you didn’t even know you could get aches and pains. Your lower back is a hot mess, your ankles are swollen (at least you assume they are since you haven’t seen them in weeks), and all the stress of the entire pregnancy seems to be sitting on top of your shoulders.

You may assume that you shouldn’t get a massage when you are pregnant. After all, it seems like every good thing in your life is off limits: coffee, wine, shell fish, did we mention wine?

Happy surprise, you can get a massage. At Revive Wellness Center, our specially trained massage therapists can offer you a special and much needed treat with our pregnancy massage. Using pillows and cushions, we can help work the knots and stress out of your tired muscles while keeping you and your baby safe and happy. This is an amazing treat when the pregnancy hormones start going into overdrive and you just need to be pampered!

Call our Palm Springs wellness center today to learn more about our pre-natal and post-natal massages.

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