- Integrated Body Therapies
Christine A. Ruppert, LMT5712 Stillwell Road
Rockville, MD 20851
Four Benefits of Massage for Mental Health
Recognizing the greater need for mental health services of all kinds, especially in the wake of Covid and the lockdowns, has become of paramount importance in the last couple of years. And many people are looking for drug-free alternatives to improve mental health. Massage therapy is a great option to improve not only mental health but other physical health concerns as well. Here are just four benefits of how massage therapy can help improve mental health. continue reading
Massage Techniques That Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression
Stress is an inevitable part of life, but people experience it in different ways. Whether through a chemical imbalance or through simply not knowing the skills to decrease and deal with stress in a healthy way, people suffer with various mental and physical symptoms related to this high level of stress. What many people may not know is that regular massage therapy can be a tremendous help in dealing with anxiety and depression and there are specific massage techniques used with great success. continue reading
5 Reasons to Get a Massage This Fall
As summer weather comes to a crawl and the feeling of fall becomes more prominent, it’s important to allow our bodies to relax and recover from the hype of summer activities. For most, summer is the most active of all seasons because children aren’t in school, family vacations are more frequent (YEAH!), and the warm weather and longer days allow us to be outside more. With the busyness of our lives, it’s not uncommon for people to feel exhausted by the time autumn rolls around as our lives and routines fall back into place. continue reading
3 Things You Never Knew About Massage
There are few things as relaxing as receiving a massage. Massage therapy is known worldwide for its rejuvenating, calming and soothing properties. Even the briefest of massage sessions can solve many of your health problems. Massage is known to promote healthy blood flow, soothe muscle tension and reduce stress, resolve many aches and pains, and speed up the recovery process for certain injuries. In addition to these well-known properties of massage, there are some facts about massage that are less well-known. Here are just three things you never knew about massage.
1. There are more than a hundred types of massages
There isn’t just one type of massage technique. There are actually over hundreds of different types of massages. Each massage practitioner specializes in certain types of massage treatment and can offer you different massage options when you book an appointment. A few of examples of different types of massages include: deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, Neuromuscular therapy, prenatal and even pediatric massage . Chances are there is a massage treatment that fits your needs. Contact your local licensed massage practitioner today to find out more about which type of massage is right for you.
2. Massage is for all ages
Massage is for everyone. That’s right – from young children to senior citizens, massage therapy can work wonders for all age groups. Massage therapy can be very useful to everyone, no matter your shape, size age or body type. Conscious and healthy touch is definitely beneficial for the well-being of all types of people. The rejuvenating and relaxing properties of massage are waiting for you; so contact your local licensed massage practitioner today to tap into them.
3. Massage elevates your mood and makes you happy
It really does! Massage has been proven to elevate happiness levels in those who receive regular massage therapy sessions. This is because massage therapy releases mood-altering chemicals – endorphins – throughout the body. This rush of endorphins causes an increase in your overall feelings of happiness and contentment. This is why massage is a great cure for stress, depression and anxiety. Consider getting massage therapy today to get yourself mentally back on track!
You’ve heard your friends talk about having massage therapy, their experience and the benefits they’ve enjoyed with massage, especially on a regular basis. So you may be wondering: ‘Should I try massage, and how might massage help me with my health issues?’ You are probably thinking: ‘Why should I even get a massage in the first place?’
Massage therapy is, simply, very good and beneficial for the body. It is much more than a one-dimensional therapy. Massage can treat specific injuries, and concurrently effects relaxation and rejuvenation throughout your physical body, and mentally/emotionally as well. Massage can be an integral part of maintaining a healthy and balanced life. continue reading
Massage is Great for Anxiety
Massage is calming, relaxing and therapeutic. It can de-stress the mind and allow the body to function properly. Massage is a great remedy for anxiety, It’s relaxing and soothing properties allow you to re-sync your brain and body. Whether you have just been feeling anxious lately, or suffer from general anxiety disorder, massage can get you back into gear and have you feeling great again. Here are five good reasons why massage is great for anxiety. continue reading