As I sipped on my morning coffee and headed straight for the couch, I paused at the window. What’s this I see? The April showers have turned to April snow?! “Why are you doing this to me?” I ask Mother Nature. “How can you take away my spring weather?”
Have you suffered from seasonal depression or any depression at all? Did you know that there happens to be a natural remedy for depression? This natural remedy is not Vitamin D, aka the sun, but instead something so natural and relaxing that it might leave you speechless…a massage!
According to Massachusetts General Hospital, there are about 100 clinical trials being done on massages as a form of treatment for depression. Furthermore, the study is also being done to test the treatment on anxiety! The results of the studies seem to show reduced levels of stress hormones, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Let’s take a deeper look into Bellezza Signature Massage to understand what it is that eases symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Our Signature Massage offers 90 minutes of three combined massages to fully enhance the healing powers. The massage is a combination of deep tissue, Swedish, and hot stones with aromatherapy.
So, what about a deep tissue massage is calming?
- Let’s face it—we aren’t spring chickens anymore. Our bodies’ take a beating and that pain causes stress and anxiety, which leads to depression. A study conducted by the University of Maryland Medical Center compared deep tissue massage with traditional medicinal treatments, and found its results to be more efficient, economical, and long-lasting. The application of hard strokes encourages greater blood circulation, which minimizes inflammation, regulates blood pressure, helps rebuild damaged muscles, and reduces stress. This form of massage really gets deep into those sore muscles and leaves you relaxed.
What are the wonders of the Swedish massage?
- Serenity. According to the popular website Bodybuilding.com, the advantages of Swedish massage can be summarized in terms of the general feeling of comfort and serenity it offers. During a Swedish massage, the pressure is applied in the same direction as blood circulation. It is especially useful when the pressure is channelized in the direction of the heart, resulting in faster metabolism and expulsion of toxins from within the body. In other words, you are getting a fresh start!
What is the comfort of a hot stone massage?
- Mental and physical wellness. The ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Native Americans, and Hawaiians used hot stone therapy to treat muscular aches, arthritic joints, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Not sure what to expect? Check out our blog post, Hot Stones for One, Please!
The Bellezza Signature Massage is a comprehensive, modern massaging technique that really benefits the mind, body, and soul. Everyone has a hectic routine and forgets about the benefits of massages. Book your appointment today and pamper yourself.
Unsure if the combination massage is really necessary for you? No problem—we can help you find the best massage for your personality type! Check out our blog post What Type of Massage Matches My Personality?
***Massage is a natural remedy for depression, but it does not replace medical needs. Please consult a doctor if you are suffering from depression. Also, this natural remedy may not be best for pregnant women. Consult with a doctor for more information.