Frequently Asked Questions About Massage
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Getting a spa massage can do the body (and mind) a world of good. You may not know that experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress related. Nothing ages us faster (internally and externally) than high stress. A full body spa massage can eliminate anxiety and stress.
You can increase the benefits of massage by increasing the frequency of your visits. Scheduling a regular massage is a great way to practice good self-care. Regular visits can make a huge impact on your overall health not to mention maintain a youthful appearance from year to year.
Here are some or our clients most frequently asked questions:
Q: What are the benefits of massage?
A: A spa massage is not only relaxing, it can have profound effects. Massage has many reported benefits here are some common ones:
- Helps rid the body of toxins
- Assists lymphatic and flow
- Increase nutrition to the cells and skin
- Increased the red and white blood cell count
- Can help reduce certain types of edema
- Increases respiration to the skin
- Relieves joint aches and pain
- Promotes good posture and self esteem
- Improves tone and texture of the skin
- Assists in digestion
- Causes release of natural endorphins and promotes relaxation
Q: What if I just want a massage to de-stress?
A: Managing stress is one of the most common reasons, people come in for a spa massage. Massage can help manage stress which translates into:
- Decreased anxiety
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Greater energy
- Improved concentration
- Increased circulation
- Reduced fatigue
Many of our clients also report a sense of clarity and personal well-being after receiving a massage.
Q: What are the different types of massage?
A: There are many types of massage. You may have heard them referred to as aromatherapy spa massage, athletic massage or sports massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue, reflexology, hot stone, couples massage, romantic massage or stress relief massage.
Q: What is an aromatherapy spa massage?
A: An aromatherapy spa massage uses essential oils derived from plants to affect your mood. The therapist will match the aroma based on your needs. For example, a relaxing aromatherapy massage might include lavender or bergamot, while a massage for sore muscles might include peppermint, eucalyptus and/or arnica.
Q: What is a couples massage or romantic massage?
A: A couple or romantic massage is one of the more popular spa services. Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, moms and daughters, or sometimes best friends. The massage room is set up with side by side massage tables so the couple can enjoy the experience together. At rumi simone, our couples or romantic massages take place in our duet suite. Here the guests can enjoy the massage experience and may also decide to slip into our Japanese soaking tub for a beautiful royal bath.
Q: What is an athletic or sports massage?
A: A sports massage or athletic massage is a massage that is growing in popularity. Used by both professional athletes as well as any outdoor enthusiast. A sports massage is often times more of a deep tissue massage, where the therapist goes after muscle tightness, trigger points and scar tissue which is left untreated may lead to injury. Sports massage can be used in the treatment of specific injuries, such as hamstring stains, as well as to help correct muscle imbalances, overuse and postural issues. Regular sports or athletic massage have been known to prevent injuries. If you’re look for a deep tissue or sports massage you’ll want to try our deep tissue massage.
Q: What is a stress relief massage or relaxation massage?
A: rumi simone offers 60 minute and 90 minute aromatherapy massage for relaxation. Through a personal consultation your therapist will utilize an array of modalities along with a light, medium or firm touch. This process will ultimately result the perfect relaxation massage for you.
Q: What is the difference between a spa massage and other type of massages?
A: A spa massage is most commonly referred to as a Swedish massage. Our aromatherapy massage utilizes Swedish technique along with other modalities to provide ultimate relaxation. Other modalities such as deep tissue, sports, reflexology and trigger point are more advanced techniques that address more specific needs. You and your therapist will be able to determine if any of these massage types would be more beneficial for you.
Q: What can I expect from my spa massage treatment at rumi simone?
A: At rumi simone you may come in early or stay late after your massage to enjoy our beautiful facility. All female massage guests have access to our eucalyptus steam and sauna as well as a full shower and styling vanity area with private lockers. You can relax before or after your massage in our quiet area with a warming fireplace, water fall, cup of tea, warm neck wrap and a snack if needed. rumi simone concierge staff is available for your every need. Our male guest may request a private steam, foot soak and relax in our zero gravity chairs. You may also decide to try a spa package and treat yourself to another spa service before or after your massage.
Q: Can I give a spa massage as a gift?
A: Yes! A spa massage is a perfect gift for any occasion. It’s easy to purchase a day spa gift card. You may purchase a day spa gift certificate online or by calling today 503.699.8899.
Call rumi simone for any additional questions. We can help you choose the right massage for your needs. 503.699.8899.