Three Birds Bodycare and Massage feel that the benefits of head massage are very important, and should always be included in a full body massage.
Some of the benefits of head massage are:
Relief of headaches, neck and back pain
Relief of general tension
Relief to tired facial muscles
Gives a sense of well being and peacefulness
Can help in releasing emotions
May help with insomnia
Our studio is located near Chinatown and Gastown in Vancouver.
Massage is a great way to introduce self-care in to your lifestyle. Massage has many benefits; one of them is the effect on the nervous system, especially allowing the body to revert to its parasympathetic state. Often these days we are rushing around, stuck in traffic, late for appointments, not having time for lunch, forgetting to pay bills on time. When we are in these situations, our body is in its sympathetic state, think fight or flight, our muscles tense, heart rate increases and breath tightens. These days we might consider that we spend a lot of time with our sympathetic nervous system geared up. Over time this can also lead to health issues such as: sleep disorders, increased weight gain, stomach pains and the list goes on.
Massage is one of the ways to help your body deal with the stress of modern day life. At our boutique studio in Vancouver, nestled between, Gastown, Crosstown and Chinatown, we offer relaxation massages with a focus on the head and scalp and essential oils to aid with deep relaxation.
Also we at Three Birds Bodycare and Massage highly recommend a recently published book “Your Irresistible Life” by Glynnis Osher and Madhuri Phillips, this book shows you many ways using principles of Ayurveda and Yoga to bring balance to your life.
Quite often when we are treating a client at Three Birds Bodycare & Massage our clients ask us.
“What exactly are those hard, sometimes painful knots in the muscles of my neck and upper back?”
It’s an excellent question and one we often feel is difficult to answer, as the research is not conclusive. The most common, currently accepted theory is that those so called knots are actually areas of muscle that have remained in an active state. In other words an area of the muscle that has not relaxed and continues to contract. It is not truly understood how and why our bodies react in this way but what we do know is that these painful “knots” are a common complaint. Thankfully there are a few good ways to get relief from this kind of muscle discomfort. Here are a few suggestions for keeping your muscles healthy and happy:
1. Stretching- Make it a part of your daily routine. A few simple stretches as you wake up are a great way to start the day. Make sure to take a break from the computer and stretch your neck from side to side, role back those shoulders paying attention to your general posture.
2. Yoga- An excellent way to warm up the muscles, get a good stretch and ultimately remind those muscles to relax.
3. Heat- Apply a warm compress or heating pad to the affected area.
4. Massage- A good massage can ease the discomfort by breaking up the knots. It can help a client to relax which in turn enables the muscles to relax.
Mention this blog and receive a (75-minute massage for the price of 60 minutes.) A longer massage allows for more effective work on those annoying knots.
Amanda and Tallulah
Three Birds Bodycare and Massage
604 728 8258