Reflexion Spa - Chicago Day Spa blog

Massage. If there’s one word in the English language that suggests relaxation and tranquility, massage is it. It’s all about pampering your body and treating yourself, or is it? Massage is great when it’s time to relax, and indulge in a little luxury, but it can serve another purpose in your life, and that’s healing.

Especially after a workout.

When you’ve committed yourself to a regular workout routine, whether it’s a walk around the block or training for a triathlon, you’ve taking steps towards keeping your body strong and healthy. What too many people fail to recognize is that recovery is a crucial part of this process.

Massage not only helps you recover from physical activity, it also can help i...

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Is there anything more relaxing than a professional massage? Massage is used as a way of pampering yourself and de-stressing after a long day. But, do you know that the benefits of a professional massage stay with you, long after you walk out of the spa?

One of these benefits is better sleep. Quality sleep is crucial for your mental and physical health. Good sleep habits will keep you healthy by keeping your immune system, and even helping you live longer.

Here are five ways that massage can help you sleep better, longer and more peacefully.
Massage Promotes Relaxation

We run around nonstop, never giving our bodies the chance to rest and recover. What happens when we don't honor the body's need for recovery? Stress and tension build up and t...

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We're all familiar with the uncomfortable bloating and side effects of a sluggish digestive system. Digestive issues are uncomfortable and bad for your health. It is estimated that about 80% of your immune system's home is your digestive system. Keeping it running smooth is the key to keeping your whole body healthy.

When digestive distress strikes, your first inclination might be to reach for an over the counter remedy. But, do you know that there is a more natural, holistic approach to easing your digestive woes? The answer is massage therapy, and it can do great things for your digestion.
Why Choose Massage for Digestive Ease?

A complete, therapeutic massage will include a gentle massage of the abdomen area. You should only receive thera...

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When was the last time you felt your absolute best? Today, we're plagued by stress, chronic pain and inflammation that significantly impacts our quality of life. In response, we seek out therapies for pain relief. Recently, there has been a movement toward natural and gentle therapies that heal non-invasively.

As members of the spa industry, we see trends in pain relief come and go. We keep our focus on therapeutic remedies that we know work. In our experience, we have seen one therapeutic method grow in respect and popularity. This method is the Nuga Best technology, and more people are turning to it every day. Here's why.

What is So Unique About Nuga Best Therapy?

Nuga Best combines several healing therapies, each a powerful healing modality on its. When combined to work together...

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No one should have to live with back pain, yet chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons that people call into work. It is estimated that 80 percent of people will suffer from back pain, and many of those will unfortunately suffer from the emotional effects as well.

If you have ever suffered from back pain, you understand the feeling of being robbed of life's experiences due to the nagging or stabbing pain. At its best, back pain is an uncomfortable nuisance. At its worst, it interferes with every aspect of your life.

Unfortunately, there is no single, universal cause of back pain, and no one-size-fits all treatment. Therapeutic spa services are holistic, relaxing ways of soothing your back pain and restoring your health. One of ...

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Whether you spend your days working in an office, chasing after kids, or training for sporting events, daily activities are likely to strain your body. Your body develops pain and stiffness to tell you something is wrong. However, many symptoms are relieved through regular professional massage therapy.

Here are seven surefire signs that your body is telling you that it's time for a massage!

1. You experience frequent headaches.

Headaches are often a sign of tension in your neck and shoulders. This can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as sitting in an office environment for long periods of time or experiencing frequent unresolved stress. A massage will relieve this tension, resulting in less frequent headaches.

2. You slouch and your lower back hurts!

If you're unusually slouchy and experiencing pain or stiffne...

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Often, the goal is to maintain a healthy, long-term partnership with someone you love. This can be more difficult today than ever, as the busy world provides many opportunities for stress to affect your attitude towards your partner as well as making it hard to find time to spend together.

However, Reflexion Spa offers a couple's massage therapy session that can provide the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to bond while letting go of stress. You may also experience many hormonal and physical benefits that can strengthen your relationship, helping you build a long-lasting connection.

Reconnect a Distant Relationship

Relationships can become distant for many reasons. Stress due to work or finances may impose an unnecessary strain on you and your partner. If you ...

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While there are endless benefits to massage therapy, its impact on your psychological health is often overlooked. Massages are often related to physical relaxation, but they undoubtedly affect your mental health as well. Receiving regular massages can greatly improve your psychological well-being and help to lessen the effects of serious psychological disorders, such as anxiety and depression. The massage therapists at Reflexion Spa understand the importance of a healthy, balanced mind to compliment a healthy body and soul.

1. Massage Therapy Greatly Reduces Stress

It’s no secret that stress can negatively impact the mind and body. In fact, stress is often the culprit of many different ailments, varying from serious conditions like sleep deprivation to simple, but annoying ...

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The massage therapists at Reflexion Spa are highly trained professionals concerned with bringing you relaxation, stress relief, and great health benefits through a wide variety of massage techniques. One of these techniques, and possibly the most popular, is called deep tissue massage. This style of massage is most often used to target chronic pain areas and relieve pain by breaking down scar tissue or muscle “knots” that can inhibit circulation or cause serious discomfort.

What to Expect During Your Deep Tissue Massage

A deep tissue massage may begin with light, slow strokes. These are used to warm up the muscles and increase the circulation around trouble areas. Because this massage is intended as a treatment for chronic pain and stiffness, your massage therapist will ...

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