Massage Options for Every Muscle and Mood – Without Leaving HomePosted: March 8, 2021
Massage has a lot of great benefits, and it’s being increasingly used in integrative medicine. The known advantages include:
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
- Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension
- Improving circulation, energy, and alertness
- Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
- Improving immune function
A good massage therapist is hard to find, especially one that will treat you in the convenience of your own home – and who wants to sit in traffic after a soothing massage?
A spa allows you to enjoy all the benefits of massage without leaving your home. Whether you prefer deep tissue, Swedish, or Shiatsu massage, a Sundance® Spa with its strategically placed jets offers you the hydrotherapy options you need for ultimate body comfort and wellness.
If You Enjoy Deep Tissue Massage
Fluidix® jets deliver the same vigorous, deep muscle-kneading reflexology techniques that a skilled therapist would provide.
Use deep tissue massage if you have muscle pain and stiffness. This type of massage doesn’t focus on relaxation but is targeted toward pain relief and decreased stiffness. It also helps with sports injuries, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, high blood pressure, sciatica, and tennis elbow.
Deep tissue massage jets apply more pressure than other massage jets and targets the inner area of your muscles, which makes it great for tendon and muscle injuries, pain, and stiffness in major muscle groups and joints.
Swedish Massage Jets for Ultimate Relaxation
If you enjoy a Swedish massage, you’ll recognize the same circular strokes and firm, rhythmic kneading once you’ve submerged yourself in the spa. The spacing of the jets delivers this targeted treatment to promote relaxation.
Swedish massage is used for relaxation and to reduce daily muscle tension that comes from things like using a computer; it’s a gentler form of massage than deep tissue, and targets superficial muscle layers, while focusing on the parts of your body that tend to hold the most tension, like your neck, shoulders, and back.
If you’ve never had a massage, the Swedish massage jets are a great introduction with their gentle, soothing rhythm that takes your cares away.
Shiatsu Relieves Stress, Pain, and Tension
A massage therapist will use thumbs, palms, and hands-on specific body points during a Shiatsu massage, otherwise known as an acupressure massage. A spa mimics this action with targeted jets that stimulate your acupressure points.
The shiatsu jets provide relaxation while relieving stress, pain, and tension. In addition, it’s been shown to relieve stress and anxiety and may help relieve headaches and ease the pain of sciatica.
While this technique is Japanese, it has roots in ancient Chinese medicine. Pressure from the jets are applied to points on the body thought to be connected to pathways called “meridians”. By stimulating these points, the jets help promote the flow of vital energy and facilitate healing.
Whether it’s gentle Swedish, targeted shiatsu, or the pressure of a deep tissue massage, you’ll get improved circulation, looser, more comfortable muscles and deep relaxation of mind and body.