Massage in Centerville
Massage therapy is when a licensed professional rubs the tissues of your body, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin, with varying pressure to move towards optimal health. Massage is one of the most basic forms of self-care and provides a multitude of benefits—that’s why we offer a variety of massage services right here in our yoga studio in Centerville, Ohio.
Benefits of massage therapy
Massage therapy has countless benefits for every body. According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, the benefits of massage therapy are:
- Improved circulation
- Decreased muscle stiffness
- Decreased joint inflammation
- Better quality of sleep
- Quicker recovery between workouts
- Improved flexibility
- Less pain and soreness
- Strengthened immune response
- Lower stress levels
- Improved relaxation
- Improved mood
- Decreased anxiety
- More energy
- Increase feeling of wellness
Yoga + massage
Massage can be the perfect complement to any yoga practice because they both work to increase flexibility, relax the body, relieve stress, detoxify and oxygenate the body by increasing blood flow, and clear the mind.
We recommend receiving regular massages to reduce stress, alleviate tension, and help your muscles recover from daily activity. When you pair regular massages with your yoga practice, you’ll experience a noticeable difference in your yoga asana practice.
Consider that massage can help increase blood flow to your muscles, which can help improve flow and ease of movement in your yoga practice. You might find yourself able to hold your poses for longer and stretch farther as your muscles learn to strengthen in a lengthened state.
Finally, you might be able to stay more present and clear your mind more efficiently in your yoga session when paired with other stress reducing modalities such as massage.
When scheduling a session, consider your day’s agenda. If you have a stressful event or plan to attend a more rigorous yoga class, such as Power, be sure to schedule your session after these events. More intense massages require rest, which means diving into a brain powered or physical activity may be jarring to your system. Simply ask your masseuse, and they would be happy to guide you.
Massage with a licensed professional
Our licensed therapists offer various modalities, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, hot bamboo massage, myofascial massage, trigger-point therapy, myoskeletal alignment, and medical massage. All of the massages help promote well-being, improve physical balance, and alleviate stress.
Our massage therapists in Centerville are dedicated to excellence in the profession by making each massage experience personal. They takes the time to listen to each individual’s needs and focuses their energies on those areas during the session.
Types of massage at Ignite Yoga
Swedish or Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massage therapy and is intended to relax the body and release tension. It uses long strokes along the length of the muscles in the direction of the blood returning to the heart. It uses additional techniques as well, such as kneading, circular motions, and passive joint movement for gentle stretches of the muscles. Swedish massage is gentler on the body and is known for increasing blood flow and improving lymph drainage. It’s ideal for those that need stress reduction and would like to find a state of rest on the massage table.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on releasing tension that lies below the body’s surface. It’s highly sought out for its effectiveness at releasing muscle tension deep in the body. It utilizes techniques similar to Swedish massage, but more pressure is applied to go below the skin and target the beds of your muscles. Deep tissue massage is ideal for athletes, individuals with injuries where tightness has occurred, and low back pain. This type of massage is less relaxing and sometimes can be a little painful. However, it’s your massage, so don’t be afraid to ask your therapist to increase or decrease the pressure!
VARIOUS MODALITIES: 60 MINUTES (starting at) $85