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Massage Therapy and PMS

Author: Massage Heights
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If you are a woman, there is a good chance that you will suffer from some form of premenstrual syndrome or PMS during your lifetime. An estimated 80% of women report having experienced PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramping, irritability and mood swings. For those who suffer from PMS, these symptoms can make their lives miserable every four weeks. Massage therapy can help alleviate many of these symptoms and reduce the impact of PMS on your daily life.

Bloating and Water Retention

One of the main PMS complaints is feeling, and looking, bloated before or during that time of the month. Jeans don’t fit and everything looks and feels puffy. Massage therapy can help relieve the bloat and water retention by increasing the circulation and helping with lymphatic drainage. This allows the body to regain its natural water balance faster and reduce the puffy, bloating feeling.

Irritability and Mood Swings

PMS is well known for causing the sweetest and calmest woman to become grumpy, hot tempered and even depressed. The hormonal changes during PMS can have a negative impact on stress and tension levels, making it difficult to maintain an even keel during this time of the month. Massage is a natural stress and tension reliever, helping take the edge off those tense emotions.

To help improve your mood, add our Therapeutic Aromatherapy to your massage this month. Aromatherapy can heighten your mood, relax your nerves and improve your feeling of well-being. We offer several varieties, including our Relax, Energize, Breathe and Revive. Aromatherapy is free to members and first time guests. Talk to your Therapist to decide which will be the most beneficial to relieve your symptoms.

Cramping Muscles

Massage is excellent for relieving sore, cramped muscles; it is one of the most common reasons people seek massage therapy. This is also true of interior muscles, not just skeletal muscles. Having a relaxing, soothing massage can help relieve menstrual cramps and release those natural endorphins that reduce pain in the body and improve mood.

Skin Issues

Another symptom of PMS is skin problems. Whether it is dry, oily or prone to acne, many women notice a change in their skin as a symptom of PMS. Massage is perfect for helping improve the health of the skin by increasing the circulation. In addition, you can pair your massage with one of our therapeutic facials or a face massage Elevation to get the most benefits for your skin during your massage.

Planning Your Massage to Cope with PMS

If you suffer from PMS every month, don’t wait until the symptoms overwhelm you to schedule your massage. Monitor your symptoms and schedule your massage at one of our Massage Heights Retreats for your next cycle to combat these symptoms before they begin to interfere with your life. Make it part of your monthly routine to help you reduce the impact of this frustrating condition on your life.