You Need To Relax! 5 Types of Sarasota People Who Need Massage!

Do your friends tell you to chill out? Do you want to make the most of your vacation? Are you looking for ways to enhance your exercise routine? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you should consider the benefits of foot massage.

Here are 5 types of people who could really use a massage:

The Workaholic

Sarasota is known as a retiree town, but we also have our share of professionals burning the candle at both ends. If you work non-stop (especially in an office setting) and complain of neck pain and tension headaches, a massage could be for you. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke describes tension headaches as the most common type of headache characterized by pain that is felt on both sides of the head. In response, the American Massage Therapy Association [1] suggests that a massage can help relieve a tension headache by increasing the range of cervical motion as well as decreasing perceived pain.

Another problem that could arise from standing too long at work is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the toes to the heel. Some podiatrists [2] recommend getting a foot massage in addition to standing on a cushioned foam mat for support while working on your feet.



The Always Active

Sarasota is also known as an active community, so whether you run the Ringling Bridge, swim at the Siesta Beach, or bike the Legacy Trail, anyone who is physically active has the potential to not only increase their recovery times, but also increase their mobility with massage. Regular exercise puts a strain on your muscles and ligaments, as well as the connective fibers under your skin known as fascia, which helps your muscles work smoothly and efficiently when they’re in good shape. The fascia can get strained with repeated exercise, which makes it harder for muscles to slide past each other easily. According to a study in Science Translational Medicine [3], massage helps reduce inflammation and loosen muscle fibers, which can help your muscles work better and speed up your recovery time. Amateur athletes can even opt for a massage that is developed to treat muscle systems used for a particular sport. So you can get stronger and give your workouts a nice boost! What’s not to love?

The Sleep-Deprived Student

As a student you may be feeling uncreative, anxious about your workload, and stressed to meet your deadlines. But taking a break from it all and getting a massage can benefit you greatly, even sparking your creativity. When you are focused in on a task, you may not see the whole picture, instead only focusing on what is in front of you. Have you ever experienced an “a-ha!” moment and wished that you could duplicate that flow of creative thought? By enhancing mental clarity, massage can unlock deep-seated thoughts and allow creative energy to flow, which can give you that extra push to finish an assignment. According to massage therapist Yodi Richeson, “Massage lets patients calm down to think clearer and get a better picture—it’s even better than coffee.” [4] So if you are in high school or college, you should definitely consider massage for a lift in productivity.



The Retiree

The effects of stress are compounded as you age. Even though the effects may be different for everyone, there are some common denominators like cardiovascular issues, osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis, and high blood pressure. Massage has been proven to aid these symptoms. Research has shown that regular massage therapy helps lower blood pressure and heart rate, reducing the strain on your heart and helping you maintain a healthier circulatory system [5]. Also, focusing on increased blood flow to the joints and warming affected areas has proven benefits in pain relief for those suffering from arthritis [6]. Finally, due to massage’s ability to increase blood flow to the limbs, it helps to improve proprioception or the sense of the relative position of body parts, thus improving our balance and reducing our chances of falling.

So you can enjoy Florida at your best!

The Tourist 

Are you visiting Sarasota for a vacation? Maybe you are here to spend time with your family or just to enjoy some “you time”. Whatever the reason, you are here to relax. It’s easy to get caught up in your travel plans and forget that one of the goals of a vacation is to let go of your stress and troubles. What could be a better way of relaxing than getting a massage? Massage therapy has been shown to reduce the overall effects of stress on the body, bringing about a feeling of emotional well-being [7]. This makes it a powerful tool in the fight against stress and tension. By opening blockages, massage enhances your body’s natural production of energy. Sarasota is full of opportunities to turn your vacation into a relaxing getaway. When you combine the beautiful outdoor environment, the social atmosphere, and a few choice spa treatments, you can come away feeling better than you have in years.


In conclusion…

If you related to any of these points, then you definitely need a massage. Share this with that one crazy work friend, the wannabe athlete, the students in your life or your parents for a good laugh. Listen to the aches and pains of your body and take a step back to relax. Your body will definitely thank you for it.

1. https://www.amtamassage.org/approved_position_statements/Massage-Can-Be-Effective-for-Tension-Headaches.html
2. https://www.massagemag.com/sitting-standing-office-workers-need-massage-35224/
3. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/4/119/119ra13
4.  Field, Tiffany, et al. “Massage Therapy Reduces Anxiety and Enhances Eeg Pattern of Alertness and Math Computations.” International Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 86, no. 3-4, 1996, pp. 197–205., doi:10.3109/00207459608986710.
5. Givi, Mahshid. “Durability of Effect of Massage Therapy on Blood Pressure.” Int J Prev Med., vol. 5, 4 May 2013, pp. 511–516., www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3733180/.
6. https://www.judsonsmartliving.org/blog/top-10-health-benefits-of-massage-therapy-for-seniors/
7. “Massage therapy research review” Complementary therapies in clinical practice vol. 20,4 (2014): 224-9.

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