Life is stressful, and that stress can create problems both mentally and physically. If your body and mind are taking a beating, it might be time to schedule a massage. Regular massages are not only great for aches and pains, but they provide stress relief and help ease symptoms of anxiety. Registered nurse and licensed massage therapist Zoe Zimmerman, owner of Zoe’s Zen Time in Shawano, WI, is here to explain how regular bodywork sessions—specifically deep tissue massage—can improve your quality of life.
Here are three benefits of regular deep tissue massage:
Eases Pain: This type of bodywork focuses on the deep layers of muscle and fascia. During a deep tissue massage, your therapist uses slow strokes and strong finger pressure to increase blood flow in the body. These techniques help reduce muscle pain and ease chronic inflammation.
Improves Movement: Scar tissue from past injuries often reduces the movement in muscles and joints. Over time, deep tissue massage can break up scar tissue and increase your body’s range of motion.
Provides Stress Relief: Deep tissue massage can lower your heart rate. Researchers worked with a group of people suffering from muscle strain and spasms, taking their blood pressure before and after deep tissue massage. The result was lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings and more relaxed patients.
As a registered nurse and licensed massage therapist, Zoe Zimmerman understands you, both physically and mentally. She uses massage to ease the pain and stress in your body, and also specializes in energy therapy, using healing modalities like Reiki and reflexology to bring you back into balance. To schedule a deep tissue or Swedish massage, call Zoe’s Zen Time at (715) 304-6137, or visit her website for a full list of services.