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What are the Benefits of a 90-Minute Massage?

The concept of self-care has become more than just a buzzword. More and more research is coming out on the harmful effects of stress and the business of our daily lives. When we don’t take time for ourselves, it can cause a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and more.

 

One of the best ways to indulge in self-care is to invest in a massage. Of course, meditation, reading, and spoiling yourself with a long bath are all great options, too. However, massage, especially by a trained masseuse, can help rid your body of tension and toxins and have a longer-term effect.

Why You Should Treat Yourself to a 90-Minute Massage 

Yes, we admit, we’re a luxury spa. So, of course, it is in our best interest to encourage you to get a longer massage than one of those short 30-60-minute options. But trust us, you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out this list of benefits, and then try it for yourself.

More Time to Work on Each Area 

With 90 minutes, your masseuse has plenty of time to give each part of your body the attention it deserves. More time equals more care. There is no need to rush! Every muscle gets in the spotlight, from tired shoulders to achy feet. 

Achieve a Deeper Sense of Relaxation 

A longer massage lets your mind wander off to a peaceful place for a good while. It’s not just about your body; it’s a mini-vacation for your brain. In 90 minutes, stress doesn’t stand a chance. You’ll find yourself in a deeper calm state, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world again.

Improved Blood Flow and Relaxation 

This isn’t just relaxing; it’s good for you, too! Research is really showing us the power of massage! For example, a study from 2020 discovered that just a five-minute leg rub could boost blood flow in the leg and even the areas around it. And it’s not just legs; a 2010 study showed similar magic with a 20-minute neck and shoulder massage. What’s super cool is that in many people, this increased circulation stuck around for a while after the massage ended. Imagine what 90 minutes can do.

Better Flexibility and Range of Motion 

Spending more time under the hands of a skilled masseuse can also mean stretching and working through those stiff joints. The result? You’ll likely notice you’re moving around more easily. Whether reaching for that top shelf or bending down without the “ouch,” a 90-minute session can work wonders for your flexibility and make daily tasks feel effortless.

Mental Clarity and Focus

Last but definitely not least, a longer massage can clear the fog in your mind. When you get a massage, it releases endorphins and oxytocin—those natural happy chemicals in your brain. These hormones help to combat stress, anxiety, and depression. So, with less physical tension comes less mental clutter. You might solve problems more creatively or simply enjoy peace and focus. 

Schedule Your 90-Minute Massage at Sweet Nothing Spa

At Sweet Nothing Spa, we’re huge advocates of massage. And the way we see it, the longer the better. We’re confident you’ll feel it, too—in your mind and body. If you’re feeling stressed or just want to do something good for yourself, now is the time to get your massage on the books. We can’t wait to see you and help you experience these amazing benefits. Give us a call today or book online! 

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