After playing your favorite sports or working out from the gym, the best thing to do is to go to spa. There are lots of physical and emotional benefits that you can get from massage therapy. You can choose from among many massage styles to relieve stress or to help with certain health conditions.
I’m a regular customer of spa. I really love massage. For the kind of the job I have, I really need something that can rid off my stress. I’m also active in different outdoor activities during weekends. As expected, there’s always pain after the strenuous physical activity.
After my work, I went to BlueWater Day Spa to try their newest massage called the Athlete’s massage. It sounds interesting for me. As a sport enthusiast, I need this kind of massage. I play badminton and volleyball 2-3 times in a week. Sometimes I feel pain from my back and legs. That’s why I always go to spa.
Athlete’s massage involves a fast -paced massage, stretching, and other approaches, depending upon the sport in which you participate. It can be tailored to be used as a pre-workout stretch and opportunity to warm up the muscles or used as a post work out massage designed to reduce soreness and increase flexibility.
I really like how my therapist applied the pressure on my back. She stroked her hand perfectly from my lower back going to up my shoulder. It’s a little bit pain but I feel relaxed after session.
Here are the benefits of Athlete’s Massage:
- Reduce muscle tension
- Help athletes monitor muscle tone
- Promote relaxation
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise
- Enhance athletic performance
- Help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly
This type of massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Prevention
Athlete’s massage therapy can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, delayed soreness typically begins to develop 12 to 24 hours after the exercise has been performed. DOMS may produce the greatest pain between 24 and 72 hours after the exercise has been performed. Sports massage therapy prevents delayed onset muscle soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body, preventing muscle fatigue.
Stress and Pain Reduction
Sports massage therapy can help a person manage stress. When a person receives a sports massage, their body releases neurotransmitters called endorphins. According to American Spa, endorphins are released by two centers of the brain known as the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, and they act as the body’s natural pain reliever. Endorphins that are released due to receiving a sports massage help to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief, improve mood and enhance a person’s state of well-being.
Here are some of the other pampering services available at Blue Water Day Spa:
Cellulite Melter Massage
Take pleasure in a rigorous massage that eliminates fluid retention, detoxifies and burns fat and cellulite. The treatment is applied with a special anti-cellulite oil to reinforce fat breakdown, evidently felt during the treatment with a warm sensation.
Intense Whitening Body Scrub
Tired of being in the shade? Get fairer skin all over with this skin treatment that uses state-of-the-art Swedish whitening products enhanced with Vitamin C. The 1-hour treatment involves cleansing, micro- exfoliation, application of an intensive whitening mask via body wrapping, and moisturizing. Expect progressively visible results afterwards!
Bring dull skin to life with a refreshing body scrub that moisturizes and helps skin remain soft and smooth while keeping it toned and firmed.
Green Tea Scrub
Get cleansing, gentle exfoliation and super moisturization in one easy treatment. Green tea is known to be an antioxidant powerhouse. It is said to help in slowing down the premature aging process, thus leaving your skin youthful. Green Tea is an excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that protects the skin against free radical damage, increases the effectiveness of sunscreen and reduces inflammation caused by sun damage.
It’s rumored that Eve’s forbidden fruit was a pomegranate, not an apple! The pomegranate originally comes from Iran, and its exotic taste is both sweet and sour. Its seeds are rich in both vitamins and minerals and are said to contain more antioxidants than green tea and also to have healthy levels of folic acid, iron, and potassium. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice are reported to stimulate collagen production when used both topically and consumed internally, which will then combat the ravages of free radicals, which are very much like rust.
Botanical Rice & Milk (NEW & IMPROVED)
Soften your skin with nature’s staples – rice and milk. This natural body mask, applied after a relaxing salt and oil body scrub, restores the skin’s pH level to make it soft, supple and nourished.
Traditional Filipino Hilot
Come home to the tender and healing massage strokes of traditional Filipino descent: the hilot. Enhanced with a 15-minute Ventusa (Chinese cupping) technique that uses indigenous herbs, this massage soothes tense muscles and eliminates nodules forming particularly on the back area.
BlueWater Day Spa has branches in Ortigas-Greenhills (Tel No 7278420), Makati (Tel No 8173126), Capitol Hills (Tel No 4730455), Eastwood City (Tel No 9151247), Tomas Morato (Tel No 4865455) , Cotabato City (Tel No 09228399751) and Naga City (09177391822). For franchising information please call 6951820 or 6691634.
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