NAIROBI MOBILE MASSEUSES MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLNESS BLOG
5 WAYS A MASSAGE CAN IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLNESS
Massage services can play a major role in your health regimen. You can either decide to make it a regular thing or an occasional thing. We all need to take care of ourselves and what better way to do that than getting a full body massage right?
Today we are looking at what research says about massage for both health and wellness.
1. Reduces stress
Getting a massage might actually help in reduction of stress and anything associated with it like mild headaches, one sided headaches, anxiety and depression. Just get a massage and see how that goes.
2.Get better sleep
The main aim of getting a massage is to unwind and relax… if you have back pain, insomnia and other health conditions then you end up getting a nice relaxing full body massage your body becomes so relaxed such that it translates to a healthier sleeping habit
3. Boost mental health and wellness
Stress anxiety and depression is directly related to mental health. In this case getting a massage will positively impact your mental health.
4. Manage pain
is is for those suffering from lower or upper back pain, sports injuries or headaches. Massage services helps in pain reduction, injury rehabilitation and in return it positively affects your work or personal life output.
5.Increase range of motion
This best works for athletes because it reduces tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.
You can easily book for a massage session in Nairobi you can either go to a spa or call a massage therapist to your home or hotel room. We are offering mobile massage therapist just visit our website https://nairobimasseuse.co.ke to book.
HOW MASSAGE HEALS MUSCLES
Getting a massage after a vigorous exercise is always a great idea as well as a great treat to your muscles. A massage primarily helps in muscles recovery, eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. Those are just but a few benefits of getting a massage after a workout.
Doing exercises is good for your health in general but at some point you may find yourself overdoing it, which may lead to tiny tears in muscle fibers, leading to an immune reaction and inflammation as the body tries to repair the injured cells. This is where a massage comes in, it helps in suppressing cytokines molecules which decrease inflammation. When inflammation is decreased the pain should also decrease making it less sensitive to touch and increase the healing.
Everybody might react differently after a post-workout massage. Some people may experience nearly instant relief post-massage, others might feel tender in trigger-point areas that were worked on repeatedly. Whatever you’re feeling as long as its not worsening or acute pain, you’re all good.
You should also drink lots of water and do some light stretching during this time to encourage full recovery.
THE BEST MASSAGE FOR TOTAL RELAXATION
A good massage is a great treat with lots of health benefits that go beyond mere relaxation. As a massage therapist im good at giving several massage services which is quite normal but to some extent you as a client should have a rough idea of what you need and the goal to be achieved at the end of the session.
Nairobi Mobile Masseuses offer a variety of massage techniques to treat different needs. We also customize massage sessions to the specific needs of every client. Most of the time we do incorporate different techniques to ensure you get the best treatment there is.
im writing this article to enlighten people on the 2 most popular massage services there is and what to expect.
- Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is the best type of massage there is if your end goal is to be fully relaxed both physically and mentally. Swedish massage helps in relaxing toxins, tension and soreness. When a Swedish massage is being done the massage therapist uses long stokes which are relatively slow as compared to other forms of massages. This can be done by either using lighter or deeper pressure but the strokes are long.
This form of massage is typically very relaxing and is ideal if its your first time to get a massage.
- Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses various techniques in order to increase the pressure applied. This type of massage is mostly done with the forearm or elbow to help exert pressure to the tissues.
For deep tissue the techniques used are much slower with lots of pressure and strokes to stretch out the knots. In order for this massage to be effective there’s usually that range of ‘good pain’ which is mostly associated with deep tissue massage. Don’t let the pain fool you because the end results are to die for. After getting this particular massage you end up feeling more relaxed, its like your back gets lighter and im not even exaggerating it, so that means enduring through the ‘good pain’ really does pay off.
Those are the two famous types of massage there is and i hope this article helps you know what you want to achieve at the end of your massage session.
MY JOURNEY AS A MASSAGE THERAPIST.
Today I’m talking about my journey as a massage therapist, I’ve been a massage therapist for the past 4years now and I must say I’ve had such an interesting journey and that has been possible because of the wonderful clients that I’ve come across. I wouldn’t be writing this article if it weren’t for my clients so all the credits go to my clients who’ve made this possible. Having said that lets just jump right into it.
I’m a high spirited and a jovial kind of lady, those of you who don’t know me I go by the name Maureen. I’m always up to meeting new clients and expanding my clientele base. So about my journey it hasn’t been smooth as most of you might think, I know this job looks kinda fancy in a way also it looks like its stress free, I can have my hair down but it’s not as easy as it may look or sound. For starters I work behind the scene from advertising, marketing, running this blog, updating this website to being hands on when it comes to giving the actual services. It’s similar to any other job just that when you’re a freelance or mobile massage therapist all the weight of getting noticed to getting actual clients falls on my shoulders. At some point I do ask for assistance because I’d be lying if I said I’ve made it this far without any kind of help and I really do appreciate those people who’ve helped me get this far.
When we look at the clients I’ve met not all have been sincere (in terms of following through with a booking) but for those who’ve been true made my journey a little bit easier in terms of finances which is very crucial in any type of business. I’m in this business because I love it when my clients end up getting exactly what they expected or I surpassed their expectations, that’s what I live for, it just makes me very proud and it’s like some sort of motivation to continue offering the best massage services there is.
In conclusion I’ve enjoyed this journey I’ve grown in comparison to how I began, I know how it’s like to start and nature a business while hoping and praying it works out. I’m glad this far it has worked out because I’ve also gotten some knowledge when it comes to business and online advertising, online presence and so on and so forth. Please do continue supporting me by keeping those bookings coming, I’m also looking forward to meeting new clients, maybe make new friends as well not forgetting my old clients. It’s a new year and yeah I’m looking forward to growing this business from where it is right now. I’m just fully pumped when it comes to motivation which is a yay.
Cheers people, much love from Maureen
IS SORENESS A SIGN OF A GOOD WORKOUT?
I know when most of us go to the gym we always associate the pain as a sign of a good workout. This might come as a shock but i’ll break it to you, soreness from a workout is not always a sign of a good workout.
Soreness comes from tiny microscopic tears in the muscle tissues resulting to inflammation. Typically Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) takes 24-48 hours to develop and peaks between 24-72 hours post exercise. If by chance the muscle soreness prolongs past 5days that could be a sign of significant muscle damage beyond whats beneficial. Just make sure that you’re suffering from DOMS and not injury.
In-order for you to avoid the pains of DOMS the next time around just try to increase your resistance gradually so that your muscles can adopt to your new workout plan.
Here’s a list of tips to relieve or better yet avoid sore muscles so that pain will never be an excuse to skip your workout the next time around.
- Warm Up
This is the one thing that most of us might overlook but its the most important. You have to increase body temperature to help prepare the muscles for the intense workout.
- Stay Hydrated
To begin with you loose lots of water in inform of sweat and in return you’ll end up being hydrated. A lack of electrolytes can make muscles sore, try drinking water since its healthier or easily digested fluids so that you can power up and avoid upset stomach.
- Ice Sore Muscles
If you end up having sore muscles you can use an ice pack before actually booking for a massage. Just take the ice pack and compress it over the sore muscles this is usually very convenient but i have to say it doesn’t beat a good full body massage.
- Do Cardio
A cardio workout increases blood flow and act as as a filter system. This workout brings nutrients like oxygen, proteins and irons to the muscles that you’ve bee training and helps them recover even faster. As the blood leaves the muscles, it takes some of the metabolic by-products with it like carbon dioxide and lactic acid that may be causing DOMS.
P.S Treat yourself to a sports massage to help relieve sore muscles.