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24 November 2014
The Art of an Excellent Massage: Miami Luxuries You Can’t Miss
When you think of Miami, chances are you imagine beach parties and exquisite nightlife. But there’s also a rejuvenating side to the city. If you’re looking for a bit of downtime, welcome to Miami’s luxurious massages.
These days we’re bombarded by a range of massages that promise to recharge our tired bodies. However, it seems that people are heading to spas not only to give their bodies some TLC, but also boost the relaxation of their souls and calm their minds. Heading to the spa has become somewhat spiritual.
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When you’re in Miami there are some massage experiences that should definitely be tried, for your mind, body and soul. Of course, it’s not always easy to make the right choice. Here are some hot ideas that could make your day.
Deep Tissue Massage for Sporty People
If you’re athletic and love to play sports, getting a deep tissue massage can be highly beneficial to target any sore or stressed tissues and muscles. During a deep tissue massage, the massage therapist will use knuckles, elbows or fingers to apply pressure to areas of your body that require a bit of TLC. Areas demanding attention could include those that have spasms or knotted muscles. Techniques such as petrissage (kneading strokes) and effleurage (gliding strokes) can be used simultaneously during the massage to help you unwind.
For a spin on the deep tissue massage technique, try the Tian Di Bamboo massage that makes use of bamboo sticks to alleviate pressure in the body. In Chinese, ‘Tian Di’ means heaven and earth. Bamboo has a strong energy and magnetism, so it adds an extra spiritual factor to the massage.
Say Goodbye to Stress in Swedish!
Anxiety, stress and tension… Definitely not prerequisites for a fun time in Miami. You can nip them all in the bud with a relaxing Swedish massage. A study published in the New York Times discovered that people who had a Swedish massage of 45 minutes had decreased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone in the body, along with a boost to their white blood cells, which improved their immunity against colds and flu.
A Swedish massage will use movements that help the muscles relax, while also improving the circulation of oxygen around the body. These techniques can include sliding and kneading movements, friction or rubbing, and vibration. Traditionally, the Swedish massage also pays attention to the joints, with the aim of bending and stretching them.
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Send Pain Packing
Hot stone massage has been popular for quite a number of years, and it has many benefits, one of them being the alleviation of pain. How it works is that smooth stones are heated and then carefully placed on the body, before being glided through with a massage. So it’s worth booking a hot stone massage when you’re suffering from a bout of pain. Of course, it’s equally a great TLC idea if you want to book a special treat with the girls before your fun night out.
While you’re at it, consider giving your fingers some extra love with a hot stone manicure. Sometimes hands get neglected, so hot stones give a regular manicure a luxurious spin. The procedure boosts relaxation while nourishing your hands with the blend of heat and a rejuvenating massage.
Achieve Your Fabulous Miami Body
The idea of mixing beauty treatments with massage is an appealing one. It enables you to improve your body’s appearance, it makes you feel pampered, and it helps you gain the health benefits of massage. An anti-cellulite massage is a must-have if you’re in Miami to banish orange peel, preventing you from feeling shy to hit the beach in your bikini.
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With all of the above messages being available at the Bellezza Spa in Miami, it’s definitely a place to head when you’re in need of revitalization!
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