- Why receive massage?therapeutic touch
- Treatment Specialtiespain management
- Massage Therapistssan luis obispo
- Massage Techniquesintuitive blends
Understanding the value of massage
Many people are under the impression that massage is a luxury, however massage has been an important part of achieving and maintaining wellness for thousands of years. Spending one hour under the hands of an experienced therapist is equivalent to getting eight hours of sleep. Massage has so many benefits, its no wonder that more health insurance companies are starting to cover the cost of massage in some of their health plans.
Massage makes you feel like you’re floating because of all the endorphins it causes your body to release, not to mention it also raises the levels of serotonin and dopamine in your brain. Massage helps people battle depression, relieve back pain, migraines and insomnia. It cuts the level of stress hormones in your body in half. Massage promotes tissue regeneration, helps strengthen muscles, increases flexibility and improves your immune system.
Unlike many prescription drugs, there are no major side effects to receiving massage. In fact for many years, massage was welcomed by conventional medicine practitioners. However, when prescription drug companies started to budge their way in, massage was pushed out of the forefront. Now drug companies spend $2.5 billion each year on advertising and massage has become a form of alternative medicine.
What a lot of people do not realize is that massage is an important part of preventative care. Experts estimate that approximately 80-90% of disease is caused by stress. Studies show that massage cuts cortisol levels in half, reducing the stress on your body. So while spending $80 on a massage on a regular basis may seem a little out of your budget, it could help you prevent costly dis-ease.
To find out more about therapeutic massage and other interesting medical research, visit our blog. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of massage first hand, then we welcome you to call SLOCO Massage for an appointment at (805) 769-8274.
“I recently enjoyed a Swedish style massage given by Natasha Noel. She demonstrated a great deal of skill in locating sensitive stress points and knew how to treat them. I felt healthier and more energetic long after my appointment. I would recommend Natasha to anyone in need of massage therapy, or just relief from the daily stresses of life.”
- Karl F., Design Engineer
Targeting the cause, not just the symptoms
SLOCO Massage is not just about giving a relaxing massage like you get in the spas. We take the time to help you improve your health while you are on the table. Our massages are custom tailored to give you a relaxing experience, while helping you work towards pain free living.
When you come in for a massage, we will educate you on preventative care and also teach you how to maintain your results between sessions. We have worked extensively with clients who have experienced the following symptoms and helped them alleviate pain.
Headache & Migraine Relief
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
TMJ pain disorders usually occur because of unbalanced activity, spasm, or overuse of the jaw muscles and can lead to stiffness, headaches, ear pain, bite problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds, or locked jaws. A skilled massage therapist can help suffers of TMJ disorders regain motion in that joint, and dramatically reduce pain caused by unbalanced muscles.
SLOCO Massage Therapists
Students training to become massage therapists, are often encouraged by instructors to work for a spa before opening up their own practice. After studying the beneficial effects of massage therapy, Natasha Noel realized that her outlook on this healing art was not in line with the practices of most spas. So, despite the advice of her instructors, Natasha founded SLOCO Massage in 2010, right after graduating from the California Holistic Institute.
SLOCO Massage has a sparkling reputation, and only invites the best massage therapists out there to give our clients incredible service. When going to a spa, the high price you are paying is for the facilities. At SLOCO Massage, you receive a high quality therapeutic massage in a professional, modest setting. You can learn more about our massage therapists who work at our San Luis Obispo massage therapy practice by clicking on their picture below.read more
Intuitive Massage with Incredible Results
At SLOCO Massage, we offer a fully customized massage session based on how your body responds to each form of skilled touch. Instead of offering you a menu of 10 different individual massage modalities, and asking you to guess which one your aching muscles need, we use our intuition to create a custom blend of techniques so you get the most out of your time on the table. Our clients are often in awe of the results of their intuitive massage, and float out of the therapy room feeling enlightened by the effects of this healing art. Click on each style to learn more!
Please bear in mind that each therapist has a different set of skills. To find a therapist trained in a specific technique, please read their biography.
*Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy will be offered by Natasha soon! Check back for an introductory special!read more