Benefits of Massage

Self Therapy LLC

1301 NW 67th St.

Lawton, OK 73505

 

Self Therapy LLC is a locally owned business.  Our mission is to provide our community with a clean, relaxing, & safe environment in which you can enjoy the many benefits that massage therapy and other alternative therapies can make in your life and the lives of the people around you.  We keep the doors of Self Therapy LLC  open 7 days a week and take evening appointments too, in hopes that everyone will have an opportuntity to experience the services that we provide in our facility.

All of our massage therapy sessions,  include at no additional cost to you:  A professional massage therapist, the massage technique of your choice, hot stone placement, & our signature warm towels.

We offer discounts to seniors, minors, and military personnel.  In addition to our on going weekly discounted menu, we extend even more opportunities to save to select groups of individuals each month.

We all feel the stress of everyday life, some more than others.  Self Therapy LLC is dedicated to improving your state of mind, body, and soul.   Let your therapist help you to relax and renew with every treatment.

 

Stress Relief

web6Stress is linked to the top 10 causes of death!  Doctors agree that 2 out of 3 patient visits are stress related and that 85% of all health issues are brought on by stress.  Massage Therapy is scientifically proven to relieve stress , it’s also a very important way to achieve a higher quality of life.  Medical studies show that even in a single massage session your heart rate lowers, cortisol levels and insulin levels drop, also reducing stress.  We only have one body and taking care of it should be a major priority.  Regular massage therapy will help you to feel and look better now and in the future.   Stress relief by itself will improve your vitality and mental clarity. In addition to relieving stress, regular massage therapy reduces pain, increases energy, and can improve mental and physical performances.

Benefits of Stress Relief

  • Lowers Heart Rate
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Relaxes Muscles
  • Increases Endorphins
  • Less Stress Induced Illnesses
  • Less Doctor Visits

Encourages Relaxation

24327732_sRelaxation is not what society promotes in the times that we live in. As a response to a hectic lifestyle or something as simple as meeting a work deadline our body can pile up unhealthy hormones, these “stress hormones” cortisol can lead to insomnia, digestive disorders, headaches, weight gain, and much more.  Massage is proven to decrease cortisol in the body, this allows the body to heal and recover and is a continual process even after the massage is over.  Massage actually releases a ton of brain chemistry responses that bring about lasting feeling of calmness, lowered stress, and an overall good feeling.  At Self Therapy LLC you will begin to relax the moment you walk in the door, with soothing music, living art, and a clean, earthy environment.  Not only does massage help you to relax, continuing with regular massage therapy can reduce and eliminate pain, help improve energy levels and total mental and physical performance.

Benefits of Relaxation

  • A more positive mental outlook
  • Better coping abilities
  • A healthy attitude
  • Enhances calm and creative thinking

Improves Your Posture

web10Due to the advancement of technology, it is not uncommon for someone to spend hours in the same unnatural position at a computer or desk.  This is not proper alignment for your body.  Body posture doesn’t only communicate nonverbally, but it also tends to make some muscles work extra hard and others become exceedingly weaker.  Your posture can help and hurt your digestive system as well or even making it difficult for circulation and deep breathing.  No need to worry though massage can help to improve your posture, allowing the muscles to relax and loosen the soreness that the bad posture has caused, allowing your body to re-position itself back to its natural posture.  When you decide to make massage therapy a regular part of your life, you will have a sense of greater freedom and relief of pressure.  This, in a sense, will re-teach your body to maintain a more comfortable and natural posture even when your life requires you to part take in repetitive motions.

Benefits of Improved Posture

  • Muscles are retrained as to their natural position
  • Joints move more freely
  • Pressure points are relieved

Improves Blood Circulation

web4Massage therapy is more than superficial, with only one massage or several massage sessions better blood circulation is one of the many reactions that occur during your treatment.  Poor circulation can cause numerous aches and pains, an increase in circulation will bring tense, damaged muscles the oxygen and blood they need to heal and repair. Massage improves circulation due to the friction and movements of the technician literally move the blood through clog areas.  Massage is also a manual way to push lymph and lactic acid from the muscles and organs, hence resulting in a lower blood pressure and better body function.

Benefits of Improved Circulation

  • Enhances oxygen rich blood flow
  • Naturally reduces blood pressure
  • Improves body and organ function

Lowers Blood Pressure

web8For 85% to 95% of people with high blood pressure, the cause of their high blood pressure is not known. Called primary hypertension, this condition probably results from a variety of causes. Stress is one of the known contributing factors of high blood pressure. Studies have shown that people with heightened anxiety, intense anger, and suppressed expression of anger were more at risk of developing high blood pressure. Again, massage therapy is a safe and effective alternative to treating stress and proven to decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure as well as stress hormone levels, while helping to lower sources of depression, anxiety, and hostility.

Lower Blood Pressure

  • Reduced depression, anxiety, and hostility
  • Assists in the maintaining proper stress hormone levels
  • A healthier blood pressure reduces the many risks and health concerns that accompany high blood pressure.

Relaxes Muscles

You may be surprised to find out that it may not always be over exertion that causes the muscles to ache and hurt.  Chronic back pain is a major health concern that many of us suffer from on a daily basis.  The causes of back pain vary from obesity, poor posture, overuse of muscles, repetitive motions, and many other contributing factors.  These constants may result in tense muscles, muscle spasms, lack of range of motion and more.  Massage therapy is able to reduce the pain by relaxing the muscles and improving range of motion.  Massage therapy also brings blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the muscles and soft tissues.  Muscular therapy also releases endorphins and increases serotonin and dopamine, all of these reactions allow your body and mind to help you feel good, allow your body to heal and assist with pain management.

Benefits of Relaxed Muscles

  • Alleviates the  pain that from tense muscles
  • Aids in muscle oxidation and relaxation
  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness

Improves Flexibility

web9With a more than ever sedentary lifestyle muscle injuries are becoming more and more common.  As medical technology advances, as does our lifespan, some of the joys that accompany our age are our joints get tighter, limiting range of motion and flexibility.  Massage therapy is great way to prevent stiff muscles and joints.  By focusing on connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, and joints regular massage may improve your overall range of motion, aiding to maintain more fluidity in the joints and making them less prone to injury.

Benefits of Improved Flexibility and Range of Motion

  • Activates the production of natural lubricants easing joint pain
  • Can enhance athletic performance and endurance
  • Helps prevent active lifestyle injuries by staying flexible

Promotes Deeper and Easier Breathing

Oxygen is the source of life.  One of the many effects of stress and anxiety is shortness of breath and sometimes people even tend to hold their breath, hence, not breathing at all.  Deep breathing is a way to induce relaxation, but when one does not breathe deeply naturally the muscles around the rib cage and abdomen may shrink or tighten causing a lack of oxygen throughout the body and bloodstream.  Massage trains the body and mind to relax and your massage therapist may incorporate breathing techniques into your treatment. Massage therapy improves breathing and posture.  When these two issues are corrected you may be experience  a more open and relaxed chest area as well as a natural structural alignment leading to optimal lung function.

Benefits of Improving Breathing

  • Incorporates deep  breathing in an effort to increase relaxation
  • Feeds the body, muscles, and mind the much needed oxygen for optimal health
  • Increases energy level

Relieves Tension Headaches

web7 Massage plays a role when it comes to treating migraines and tension related headaches: Massage treatments can be geared to specifically eliminate a headache or migraine on site and can be beneficial for long term relief, this may be accomplished through a variety of techniques.  Addressing the issue of stress and inducing relaxation reduces the number of tension headaches and chances of migraine attacks.  In addition to focusing on the neck, shoulders, and head, your trained massage therapist may use cold compresses or moon stones to relieve some of the pressure.

Benefits of Relieving Headaches

  • Decreasing tension headaches aids in sleep disturbances and distress symptoms
  • Helps to maintain a level of relaxation and stress-relief, minimizing the chances of stress induced migraines
  • Massage for headaches can also reduce muscle spasms and trigger points

Strengthens the Immune System

web5Constant stress lowers your immune system, making you more likely to contract bacteria and infection.  Studies have noted that regular massage therapy can naturally improve the immune system.  Clinical studies have also shown increase levels in serotonin and in cells that are viewed as the bodies first line of defense against illness and disease.

Benefits of Strengthening the Immune System

  • Naturally increases the body’s killer cells
  • Aids in the fight against bacteria and infection
  • Enhances the body’s ability to receive nourishment to important areas

Post-Operative Surgical Rehabilitation

web1Surgery is something that unfortunately many of us are faced with throughout our lifetime.  The recovery is something that we can individually assist in and take responsibility for.  Massage is an important supplemental aid in rehabilitation after surgery.  Massage is a fantastic way in bringing blood and nutrients to the affected area and repair soft tissue.  Massage is a great way to help break up scar tissue and keep the muscles supple and discourages the development of scar tissue.  Massage can help the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the surgical rehabilitating area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.   Post-

Operative Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Helps the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Speeds up  the surgical recovery process
  • Aids joint movement and flexibility

Improves Rehabilitation After Injury

web2Massage can help to rehabilitate an injury.  By increasing circulation and relaxing the muscles, it also helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients to them as well.  Injured areas become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate when massage therapy is incorporated in to the rehabilitation process.  Massage therapy is a great way to help with pain management and to nurse the injury back to a healthy state.  When you decide to make massage a part of your path to healing, you take responsibility in the recovery process.

Rehabilitation of Injuries

  • Assists the body in the injury rehabilitation procedures
  • Encourages the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissue and vital organs
  • Speeds up the rehabilitation proc