Cristobal's Massage Sarasota PhilosophyAt Cristobal's Massage Sarasota our practice is based on three basic principles:
- Providing undivided attention to you, the client.
- Offering a serene and peaceful environment, with exclusive dedication to massage therapy.
- Practicing massage therapy with the understanding that a massage therapy treatment should always be RELAXING, and in COMPLETE CONFORT.
- Using only the best massage products, and the purest essential oils
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Therapeutic massage involves manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, disconfort, muscle spasm, and stress. Therapeutic massage also improves functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, and nervour systems, and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from effort and injury.
At Cristobal's Massage in Sarasota we offer Therapeutic Massage as a knowledgeable manipulation of the body with a unique purpose: You, and your well being.
A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that's not all. Explore the additional health benefits.
You might think of a Massage as a luxury found in exotic spas and upscale health clubs. But did you know that Massage can reduce stress and promote healing in people with a variety of health conditions? Massage Therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate. There are many positive aspects to receiving Massage Therapy on an ongoing basis. The experienced, professional therapists at Cristobal's provide exceptional care and will design an effective customized massage treatment to address your individual needs.
Health Benefits of Massage
As we all probably know, stress is just part of life. Massage is one of the simpliest, most profound ways that we have to combat the effects of stress on the body, mind, and spirit. Today, there is more definitive research being done about what massage therapy has to offer, and one place massage therapy seems to really shine is helping people better deal with stress, and its harmful effects. Massage, through its deep and powerful relaxation effects, provides relief from nervous disturbance including disorders such as insomnia, tension, and most stress related conditions. Massage Therapy is a great way to reduce the stress in your life. While the physical effects are very soothing, the psychological and emotional benefits are often reduced anxiety and increased feelings of well-being. Physiologically, the considerable reduction in tension caused by massage brings about an increase in the person's energy level.
In today's fast-paced world, our busy lifestyles can take a toll on our physical and mental well being. Allowing our bodies to relax and unwind is now more important than ever: Discover the nicer you by feeling better!
A Therapeutic Massage session provides the ultimate experience in relaxation. The lasting effects of Massage can range from promoting relaxed states of mental alertness to enhancing our capacity for calm and creative thinking. Scientifically, studies have found Therapeutic Massage to be a factor in reducing anxiety in depressed children, anorexic women, and ameliorating withdrawal symptoms in adults trying to quit smoking. Best of all....It feels GREAT!!
Massage for Pain Relief
Muscular aches and pains, some joint pains, and some nerve impingements (pinched nerves) are often reduced or eliminated through specific and knowledgeable body work. Using Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) and Trigger Point Therapy, those with chronic pain may get the benefit of long-lasting relief. Relief from conditions such as chronic low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, headaches, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and whiplash is common.
Massage for Better Sleep
Many people sleep more restfully after receiving Massage Therapy. The benefit often continues several days after receiving Massage Therapy.
Massage for Better Athletic Performance
Anyone who wants to be better in their sport should have massage therapy. In addition to the benefits above, Neuromuscular Massage can reduce recovery time from workouts; help prevent injury, and speed up the healing of injuries, allowing you to make greater gains.
Muscle soreness from your fitness and sports activities, called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), can be mitigated or eliminated with massage: Professional cyclists, runners, and virtually all professional athletes are major beneficiaries every day. In essence, Massage helps to shorten the recovery time needed between your workouts.
Massage Therapy Improves Posture
Allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements can be one of the most beneficial aspects of Massage Therapy. Many aches and pains are due to poor posture and postural compensations that have become habit. Whether we are driving, working at a desk, or even just standing still, poor posture can contribute to a number of physical aches and pains. Over time, these habits can cause increased body stress and breakdown. With a consistent program of massage therapy, the painful points in muscles are loosened and relaxed, joints regain greater range of motion (ROM), and pressure points are relieved. This allows the body to position itself in a healthier and more natural posture.
Massage Therapy Relieves Tension HeadachesTension headaches can be debilitating and typically results from high stress levels and/or lack of sleep. Massage treatments that specifically focus on hypertonic tissues and trigger points on the neck, shoulders, and head can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by tension headaches.
Massage Therapy Enhances Rehabilitation from Surgical Procedures
In medicine, surgical procedures are many times the only way to achieve lasting relief, although, the surgery itself is just one step in making long term results successful. Scientific studies about the effects of massage in the hospital setting are encouraging. Patients that undergo surgery and receive massage before and after their surgery tend to recover earlier, rely less on administered pain medication, and have an overall positive attitude about their recovery.
Massage Therapy Improves Rehabilitation after InjuryRehabilitating any injury can be a tiring and frustrating process. Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures. By increasing circulation, especially to tendons and ligaments, massage helps the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into vital but slow to heal tissues. This allows for faster and more complete healing, as the injury is nursed back to full strength.
A handful of pioneering studies suggest that cancer patients who received regularly-scheduled massage therapy during treatment reported less anxiety and fatigue. These initial results are very encouraging, lending some scientific credibility to the benefits of knowledgeable touch, which are widely recognized as therapeutic primarily based on experience. More studies are needed, however, to strongly support our experience scientifically.
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The benefits of massage therapy are cumulative - affecting mind, body, apirit, and social relationships. It is healing for you, as well as your loved ones.
Disclaimer: Any and all information contained on this website is purely for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice.