Of course, getting a Raven massage in Santa Monica or Silverlake feels good – but did you know it’s also really good for you? We’re proud to say that both Raven day spas in Los Angeles are healing centers. Just as important, our Los Angeles spas are also centers for wellness.
“Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself,” the Mayo Clinic says. “To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.”
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
According to the health experts at the Mayo Clinic, massage isn’t a luxury, it’s considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. “It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations,” they say.
Lots of research has been done documenting the positive impacts of massage therapy. “Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension,” the Mayo Clinic reports.
They say that additional research suggests that massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the effects it might have on various medical conditions, massage just makes you feel good. And there’s a reason for that. It comes down to the power of human touch and attention. Or, as the Mayo Clinic says, “Some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.”
Even though it offers numerous health benefits, massage therapy isn’t a substitute for medical care. But, whether you prefer our Traditional Thai Massage, The Raven Swedish Massage, a Deep Tissue Massage or any of the other forms of massage at our Santa Monica or Silver Lake locations, therapeutic massage can deliver real health benefits.
At The Raven Spas in Los Angeles we have exceptional massage therapists who are skilled in various forms of massage and will help guide you toward the service that will be most beneficial for you. Because we believe that the best massage in Los Angeles is the one that helps you live your best life.