Benefits of Cupping vs. Massage

Benefits of Cupping vs. Massage

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.

Benefits from Deep Tissue Massages

Spa MassagesLooking for an effective and affordable way to relieve chronic pain? Deep tissue massage may be the answer for you.  A deep tissue massage concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body.  It uses deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes.

Deep tissue massages increase the flow of blood through the body, which helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain.  It also help alleviates muscle tension that is often associated with chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.  When stress and tension are eased by deep tissue massage, it can also have a beneficial effect on blood pressure.

Over time, deep tissue massage therapy has been found to help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body.  Deep tissue massage improves lymphatic circulation and drainage, which helps improve flexibility and range of motion in an area with scar tissue.

Feel renewed and revitalized today and schedule an appoint for a deep tissue massage.

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Massage for Men

Revive Center offers many spa services and medical treatments for men. We have full medical treatments, like Botox, laser treatments and more.

Escape the pressures of life to this wonderful hotel and spa located in Palm Springs, CA. Relax with 2 luxurious pamper treatments to unwind the body and mind or a  full use of this luxury spa. It’s just what you need to forget your troubles, wash away stress and re-energize with a luxury selection of pampering spa treatments.

Situated in the relaxing retro Palm Springs, near all parts of Southern California and places to see, this medical wellness center,  salon and spa offers the following treatments during your relaxing stay in Palm Springs.  Or come on by if you live here also, we will treat you or your man right.

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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.

Your Wedding Day Pampering Packages

Bridesmaids Wedding PackagesHere at Revive Center  Salon & Spa we offer a wide variety of wedding packages.  Revive Salon and Day Spa’s in Palm Springs goal is to be of assistance in creating a relaxing, memorable experience on your very special day. Our wedding packages are designed to lift and soothe the spirit of any bridal party.  With 7 spa rooms and a large salon staff Revive is the spa for large bridal parties and bachelorette events.

  • The Bride
  • The Bridemaids
  • The Groom
  • Groomsmen
  • Mother of the Bride
  • Father of the Bride

Call Revive to schedule your consultations and appointments now at

Palm Springs at (760) 325.4800

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!

Why All Athletes Should Add Massage To Their Recovery Regimen

Massage in Salon

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!

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