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October 2, 2019 at 8:30 am | A Deep Tissue Massage Might Just Be What Your Muscles Need

We’ve all experienced sore, achy muscles as some point or another. When your muscles work harder than they’re used to, it actually causes microscopic damage to the fibers in the muscles. This leads to mild or severe soreness and stiffness that can sometimes make it difficult to stay active.

One common solution to ease muscle soreness is a professional massage. At SV Massage, we offer a variety of therapeutic massages in our Cherry Hill, NJ, location that can provide comfort and relaxation to tight muscles.

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September 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm | Get a Therapeutic Massage to Relieve Chronic Headaches

Almost everyone experiences a headache at some point — the stresses of everyday personal and work life can do that to you. When you have a headache, you’ll likely experience pressure or aching in your head. But have you ever had a headache so intense that the pain was accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light and sound? 

This is called a migraine.

It’s Not Just a Bad Headache

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and affect over 39 million men, women, and children in the U.S. alone. People who have never experienced a migraine have a difficult time discerning the difference between this intense neurological disease and headaches. Migraines can present incapacitating symptoms, throughout the four stages of migraines, including the prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome.

Therapeutic Relief 

When pain strikes, the need for instant relief is common. Many people turn to over-the-counter and prescription pain medications to temporarily mask the symptoms of a migraine. While there are several migraine triggers, changes in sleep and physical factors lead those affected to the hands of professional massage therapists. 

Massage therapy helps relieve tension headaches and chronic migraines by focusing on tense areas of the body that could be contributing to the illness. Not only can the services at SV Massage, such as a deep tissue massage in Cherry Hill, NJ, help to relieve migraine pain, but it can decrease its duration and limit their recurrence. Some benefits massage therapy has on migraines include:

  • Improves circulation
  • Relieves muscle tension & spasms
  • Reduces pain from trigger points
  • Relaxes tension in the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck.

Are chronic migraines keeping you from participating in day to day activities? Massage therapy may be your best solution. The professionals at SV Massage will work with you to understand the type of pain you are experiencing and recommend a therapeutic massage in our Cherry Hill, NJ, office that is best for you and your situation. Let our massage therapists relieve you of symptoms associated with chronic migraines with personalized techniques. Call 609-736-2312 today!

July 23, 2019 at 3:06 pm | Bring Relaxation to Your Office With a Corporate Chair Massage

Work, by its very nature, can get stressful sometimes. No matter what product or service your business produces, and no matter how much your employees enjoy their jobs overall, there are times when they need to get away from their desks and find a way to relax. You can facilitate this relaxation with a Corporate Chair Massage, available in the Marlton, NJ area courtesy of SV Massage. 

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July 8, 2019 at 3:39 pm | What To Do Before and After Your Deep Tissue Massage

As we’ve written in previous blog posts, people in the Marlton, NJ area can benefit from a deep tissue massage at SV Massage. As a brief refresher, we’ll reiterate the fact that deep tissue massages help ease muscle pain and can break up scarring, which, in turn, gives you quicker and more thorough post-workout recovery, increased flexibility, improved posture, and fewer spasms and cramps.  

But we didn’t tell you about how these benefits are only possible if you prepare for your massage properly; nor did we tell you what to do or how you should expect to feel afterward. Now, we will.

Before Your Massage

 

Don’t eat too much.

In order for a deep tissue massage to do deep into your muscles, the massage therapist must apply intense pressure. This will cause discomfort for you if you’ve consumed a large quantity of food or liquids in the hours leading up to your massage, because your stomach will be full and trying to digest this heavy meal.  You don’t have to fast, but you should definitely avoid stuffing yourself. 

Give yourself time to relax.

If you try to have a deep tissue massage while your muscles are tense, it won’t achieve nearly the same effect as if you are relaxed. Plan on arriving a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time to give yourself time to unwind. 

To help you relax during the massage, we put you in the calming environment of a room that is warm, quiet, and comfortable. As you lie on the table (which is also designed for maximum comfort), you can close your eyes and listen to the soothing tones of the soft background music we play.

After Your Massage

 

Recover and drink plenty of water.

For your post-massage recovery, it’s essential that you hydrate your body to cleanse yourself of any toxins that were released during the massage. If there is any post-massage inflammation, our massage therapists may suggest applying ice to these areas. 

Enjoy the benefits.

While you may feel some tenderness at first, this will soon be replaced by the positive feeling of diminished aches and tension, as well as an increase in energy. 

If you’re anywhere in the area of Cherry Hill, NJ, and the idea of a deep tissue massage interests you, contact SV Massage. 

April 16, 2019 at 7:57 am | Get Down to the Source of Your Muscle Pain and Tension with a Deep Tissue Massage

Everybody knows that SV Massage is the go-to place for a sports massage in Mount Laurel, NJ. But SV Massage also does so much more: Swedish Massage, Back, Neck, & Shoulder Massage, and Corporate Chair Massage.

But today, we’re going to answer some questions about yet another type of massage you can get at SV Massage in Mount Laurel, NJ: a deep tissue massage.

What is a deep tissue massage?

Any massage therapy technique that reaches deeper muscles to relieve muscle tension and pain is considered a deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage is therapeutic and moderately intense, so it’s recommended to clients who want medium to deep pressure and who don’t mind the “sweet aching” some clients have described it causing. It focuses on the layers of your muscles, as well as the areas where your internal organs are enclosed by thin, fibrous connective tissue. (That’s the “deep tissue” that gives the massage its name).

Is every massage therapist qualified to give a deep tissue massage?

Nope! Deep tissue massage is one of the most advanced types of massage. It requires extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, so only highly trained professionals can perform them.  

Will I get the same deep tissue massage as everybody else?

Never! One of the benefits of deep tissue massages is that they can be personalized to the specific needs of your muscles.

What kind of benefits?

Deep tissue massages relieve pain (including chronic back pain), and because it reaches well below the surface of the skin, it can break up scar tissue, whether it’s on the surface of your skin or deeper in your muscles. These benefits lead to other ones, including a greater range of motion and joint flexibility, recovery from strenuous workouts, better posture, and a lessening of spasms, cramping, and other muscular issues. These physical benefits can lead to psychological and emotional benefits, such as higher levels of self-confidence and self-worth.

How much does it cost?

A one-hour session costs $85, while a 90-minute session costs $120.

Where do I sign up for one?

To introduce your body to the relaxation of a deep tissue massage, contact SV Massage today by calling them at 609-736-2312 or emailing them massagebysv@gmail.com. All massages are by appointment only.