Monthly massage therapy treatment is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to combat your daily stress. Massage therapy is proven to both lower cortisol, a hormone your body produces in response to stress, and increase serotonin (often referred to as the happy molecule) which helps the body fight pain and feelings of sadness.
Cupping is a unique form of traditional Chinese medicine during which heated cups are placed on the skin to create suction. During a therapy session, cups are generally placed on an individual’s back and can either be left in place for five to fifteen minutes or moved around using oil or lotion. The latter, commonly known as “massage cupping,” is the practice available through the incredible therapists at the Massage Studio.
If you are one of the lucky ones living in Austin, Texas—annually voted number one on “Best U.S. Cities to Live”—then you know full well the array of opportunities for self-care. Of them, massage therapy has some of the most benefits. Massage is good for you in many ways, it increases circulation, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, decreases anxiety, helps to abate depression. Depression and pain, for example, are closely linked and its often hard to tell which came first. Massage, along with other co-occurring treatments, is crucial to recovery.
We’re asked this question every single day at The Massage Studio. As long as you come in every four to six weeks, then the benefits from prior sessions will not be lost. However, soothing muscles takes as much time as toning muscles. You know it’s better to hit the gym every once in a while than not at all, but the real results come from working out more often. The same goes for massage—any previous progress accumulated in your bodywork sessions must be built upon to achieve maximum results.
Congratulations! After years of hearing about your family and friends getting massages, you’re taking an amazing step towards your wellbeing! You might not yet understand why someone would take the time out of their day to get a massage, but you will. If you’re in South Austin, make your first massage appointment at The Massage Studio—we’ll explain everything.