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Make sure to use up your massage benefits before the year ends. Read on to see the benefits of massage therapy.

It’s that time of year again, when you take a look at your remaining massage insurance benefits.  We all know that most policies allow for a maximum dollar amount of coverage each year and usually expire at the end of December.  But did you know that if you do not use all of your benefits during the year, you will lose them?  Benefits are not carried over to the following year.  You worked hard for your benefit package, don’t let it go to waste! Treat yourself to some much needed relief and relaxation and book a massage.

There is no better way to enter into the cold season by cozy-ing up in a warmed up massage bed and getting all of the tension and stress worked out of you. You feel like a new person afterwards.

DID YOU KNOW WE OFFER DIRECT BILLING TO MOST COMPANIES? You just come for a massage, we will do the work!

Massages start to book up from October – December so it is recommended that you book your remaining massages in advance.

Our registered massage therapists are Giovanna, Ana Yazmin, Patrick and Jessamie.

To book:
-call 780-249-9642;
-email frontdesk@buddhabelly.ca;
-book using the mindbody app;
-book on our website http://www.buddhabelly.ca;
-or stop by to book a massage appointment in person at Buddha Belly Yoga and Wellness 6139 101 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Check it out! Use your benefits up and get these benefits in return from a Massage:

  • Relaxes body tension
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • is a great way to have time alone & self care
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation
  • Increases range of motion
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Stimulates release of endorphins
  • Promotes quality sleep
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves productivity
  • Improves concentration
  • Provides a feeling of well being
  • Improves skin tone

How Massage Supports Your Health and Wellness

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What is Massage?
Massage is a term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.

What are the Benefits of Massage?
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

1. Anxiety
2. Digestive disorders
3. Fibromyalgia
4. Headaches
5. Insomnia related to stress
6. Myofascial pain syndrome
7. Soft tissue strains or injuries
8. Sports injuries
9. Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection, your personal wellness.

Are there different types of massage?

There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

1. Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

2. Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

3. Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

4. Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

What you can expect during a Massage?
You don’t need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist should ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you’re hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist should explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.

In a typical massage therapy session, you undress or wear loose-fitting clothing. Undress only to the point that you’re comfortable. You generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet. You can also have a massage while sitting in a chair, fully clothed. Your massage therapist should perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.

Depending on preference, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Tell your massage therapist if you might be allergic to any ingredients.

If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It’s likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up.

Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. You can even learn how to do self-massage or how to engage in massage with a partner at home.

We would love to have you visit Buddha Belly Yoga and Wellness for your next massage. Please contact us at 780-249-9642, visit http://www.buddhabelly.ca or visit us in store.
We are located at 6139 101 Ave NW, Edmonton. in Capilano Edmonton. We are 10 mins just down baseline Sherwood Park.