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Massages for stress relief: Are they worth it?

June 26, 2020 at 7:00 AM
woman getting a stress relief massage

Let’s face it: There’s no escaping stress. But while stress is fine in small doses, long-term stress can affect your health and your way of life.

Since there’s no way of getting rid of it completely, the next best thing is finding healthy ways to manage your stress levels. Massage therapy is one of the best ways to do so.

Stress relieving massages help relieve muscle tension, reduce your body’s stress hormone levels, and even improves blood circulation in the area — all of which help to bring your body back into balance. You may even find that you get a better night’s sleep!

With all the stress-relieving benefits that massage therapy brings (more on that below), it’s no wonder that one out of every six Americans have tried it out for themselves. Read on to learn about the stress relief massages offered at Soma Spa, and the benefits you get by incorporating massage therapy into your lifestyle.

Stress relieving massage services offered at Soma Spa

Swedish massages are, by far, the most popular massages for stress relief. When you choose this treatment, your massage therapist uses light stroking motions to melt away the tension in your muscles and promote an overall feeling of relaxation. In addition to promoting bodily and mental serenity, this technique flushes toxins from your body and boosts your immunity.

Our Sacred Stone massage uses heated stones in combination with specialized massage techniques and warmed Ayurvedic oil. The heat and weight of the stones pull you into a deeper state of bliss for a luxurious experience you’ll want again and again. If you have arthritis or fibromyalgia, this treatment offers additional pain relief as well.

We also offer Infused Massages that fuses organic, family-farmed CBD tinctures with seasonal Soma Spa aromatherapy oils. A federally-approved substance, CBD offers huge relaxation benefits, including pain and anxiety relief. At the end of your session, you’ll also receive warm towel compresses to help your body absorb the oils better, so you get the full benefits of this therapy. If you’re looking for the ultimate experience in stress relief and full body relaxation, this treatment is one you’ll want to try.

You may also find aromatherapy incorporated into other massage sessions at Soma Spa. We use a special blend of essential oils to craft a multi-sensory experience that calms both your body and mind.

Benefits of massage therapy

Studies show the vast benefits that massages have on the body, including:

  • Improved blood flow
  • Decreased muscle tension and aches
  • Increased endorphin levels
  • Lower heart rate, blood pressure, and insulin levels

Best of all, you start to see even more benefits after regular massage sessions. You’ll find that you manage pain better and get sick less often. You’ll see a boost in your energy levels, and even an increase in your overall mental and physical performance.

Essentially, massages bring your body and mind back into a state of equilibrium. You leave the spa feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Even the most pressing problems seem much more manageable after a great session.

Schedule your appointment today

Think of massage therapy as an investment in your health. You begin to see results right after your first treatment, and the benefits accumulate with every session you get afterwards.

No matter which Soma Spa treatment you choose, our licensed massage therapists will brush away the day’s stress and anxieties. And if you’re interested in some of our other services as well, our packages give you the full Soma experience for less.

Schedule your appointment today, or send us an email at for any questions or concerns you may have.