Menifee Massage Therapy Center Services

Menifee Massage Therapy Center provides full service massage, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, and myofascial release. Located in the heart of Menifee, CA, Menifee Massage Therapy Center is ready to relieve you and your family from aches and pains.

Hot Stone Massage

We offer hot stone massage for a more relaxing experience, promoting healing, reducing muscle spasm, and dilating blood vessels.

Open Monday Through Saturday

Menifee Massage Therapy Center is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday to serve you. Click here to see our hours of operation.

Pregnancy Massage

For most, pregnancy is welcomed, a timeless change for a woman. Her body will go through many changes. Mentally she will have to prepare for changes in her body that may not be familiar to her.

Menifee Massage Therapy Center is now open!

MENIFEE MASSAGE THERAPY CENTER provides full service massage, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, and myofascial release. Located in the heart of Menifee, CA, Menifee Massage Therapy Center is ready to relieve you and your family from aches and pains.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Helpful tips for Insomnia

       More Americans are relying on prescription drugs to fall asleep.Some research shows insomnia is on the rise.Proper amounts of sleep is vital to our health and well being. According to the CDC insufficient sleep is associated with a number of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, depression, and diabetes. Insomnia is having difficulty falling and or staying asleep for many different reasons such as pain, anxiety, or stress which may lead to sleepiness during the day.While prescription drugs can cause side effects, there are more natural aides to try:
  • Have a regular relaxation massage
  • Keep the bedroom quiet 
  • Try a hot bath with some lavender oil 
  • Have a relaxing routine at night (try meditation)
  • Avoid caffeine and excessive alcohol
  • Avoid heavy meals 2 hours before bedtime
  • Wake up at the same time everyday
  • Try to avoid taking naps during the day
     Relaxation Massage triggers the" Relaxation Response" and its ability to decrease heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure.  All muscles of the body should relax producing a relaxation response that may induce quality sleep. "The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress...and the opposite of fight or flight response"

Under a doctors supervision you may also try:
  • Magnesium can play a roll even the least bit deficient. To much can cause health problems. Always consult your doctor before starting any supplements.   
  • Valerian Root is a medicinal treatment for insomnia since ancient times.
  • L-theanine an amino acid found in green tea leaves. 
Never take anything without consulting with your doctor.Taking Prescription medications and supplements together can have serious side effects

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Five benefits of stretching

          There are some benefits to stretching. Your body does it naturally after sleeping or resting in one position to long. Who hasn't stood up and stretched or raised your arms above your head. Stretching is commonly done before your feet even touch the floor in the morning. Here are five things you should keep in mind before you decided stretching isn't important enough to focus on.

  1. Stretching has an immediate effect on joints range of motion by means of flexibility. It allows for your muscles and joints to complete the full range of motion, your athletic performance may improve with decreased risk of injury by lengthening the muscle tissues. 
  2. Improves circulation my moving muscle contraction byproducts of of the joints and tissues and replacing it with fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients.This can also increase energy levels.
  3. Stress relief is a side effect of stretching. It is usually accompanied by deeper breathing and concentration.Some find it easier to fall asleep when stretching just before bedtime. Another side effect is, it just plain feels good to stretch those tight muscles!
  4. Morning Stretching shows fewer aches and pains throughout the day as muscles and joints tend to stiffen early upon awaking. Stretching early can prevent some stiffness and pain later in the day.
Improves posture by keeping our spines straight and mobile.Our bodies are smart, and they adapt to what we put them through, at least for awhile. Holding the stretch for 30 to 45 seconds will safely allow for healthy to change. Stretching several days out of the week is recommended for most people  Once you have full ROM continue to stretch as you could become stiff and in pain again.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Five things you can expect at Menifee Massage Therapy Center

          There are many reasons people seek out massage therapy. Some may just want to relax and unwind from the day, or possibly a stressful event in someones life. Some call it "pampering" themselves maybe for a bridal party, or a girls day out. Then there's the more intense therapy, maybe an injury from a car or bike accident, or repetitive motion stress from a job or hobbies.

There are some things you can count on at Menifee Massage Therapy Center for whatever the reason that brings you in. 
  1. The goal is not to sell here. NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED There is no pressure to buy anything because we do not sell anything.The goal is quality massage therapy to get and keep you out of pain. 
  2. You always get the same therapist. The therapist gets to know your personal situation, whether or not you are responding to treatment that is provided. Adjustments can be made and your progress well understood and documented.
  3. You will have a full 60 minutes on the table. Reviewing health history form, dressing,and undressing does not take away from your time on the table. Coming to the appointment on time or a few minutes early is recommended. 
  4. The atmosphere is not medical. There are no indications that you are just at another doctors appointment. Rather warm with dim lights, and relaxing music. 
  5. For people over 55 we have a discount.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Can Massage Help with Cold and Flu?

       It's worth repeating the amazing capabilities of the human body. Research has indicated that Massage Therapy can boost the immune systems ability fight viruses by increasing the natural Killer T cells. 

       The effects of Swedish massage were studied by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine on the hormonal response and immune function. The study showed in participants of massage had a decrease in the hormones responsible for regulating blood pressure and water retention.The study concluded that Swedish Massage produces measurable biological effects and may have a positive effect on the immune system.

       The common cold is a viral infection that can be caused by almost 200 different types of viruses. The symptoms are unmistakable.It can take a few days to 2 or 3 weeks to fully recover.

  • nasal discharge
  • possible fever
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • headache 
       As long as the acute stage has passed Massage therapy may help accelerate the healing process.If the cold starts the day of your massage it is best to reschedule the appointment.

        The Flu or Influenza  is also a viral infection of the respiratory tract. Harder to recover if the immune system is weak, may even be life threatening.

  • muscle and joint aches
  • high fever
  • nasal congestion
  • cough
  • general ill feeling

       During the recovering stages of the cold or flu it is possible to feel ill again for a day.Massage can speed up recovery time but expect there could be that one day before you start to feel better.The flu virus can be contagious for up to 7 days after symptoms are gone, this could be spread to the therapist and others.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

When is it not ok to get a massage?

           Massage always seems like a great idea, and as beneficial as it may seem, there are times when you need to put it off for awhile or talk to your health care provider. Certain conditions can cause more harm than good.

Infectious disease: Spreading infection is never a good idea. Massage may seem comforting when you have a cold or the flu but you're actually putting extra stress on your immune system by getting a massage right away, your body is already working hard to fight and recover; with massage more toxins are being introduced to the immune system. Rest may be the best medicine.

Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions may be contraindicated for certain types of massage.  If you have heart or kidney failure, more stress can be put on already failing organs.Some medications may also be dangerous. If you are on a blood thinner massage should be very light pressure if even at all. Thinning of the blood can cause bruising and in some cases with certain types of massage internal bleeding.Painkillers can alter someones perception of pain and the amount of pressure given by the therapist. Newly prescribed blood pressure medication may cause dizziness after a massage.Also it might seem like a good idea to get a massage with a new muscle injury but a massage may actually interfere with the healing process.

Intoxication: Drinking alcohol before or after a massage desensitizes your body and again, loss of perception of pain and pressure isn't accurate.Toxins are also being added to the blood stream. One of the benefits of massage is the release of toxins; alcohol is just putting more burden on the kidneys and liver.

Pregnancy: Not all but some therapists do not work on a pregnant women during her first trimester.Some believe there is so much  going on in a women's body during the first trimester that massage may simply be to much until the pregnancy is well established in the second trimester.Others believe massage is perfect for some pregnancy symptoms such as; nausea, back pain, and anxiety.

The health history form at the beginning of the first treatment to fill out is very important.Always let your therapist know if there are any changes in your health history.It is rare for a health condition to be contraindication for very long.Massage is very healthy and healing in most cases.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Massage and Insomnia

Approximately 40 million Americans report chronic, ongoing problems with sleep every year, and another 20 million have short-term difficulties.It is more common in men and tends to increase with age.

Insomnia means"lack of sleep" defined as a disorder that interferes with the ability to fall asleep, to stay asleep for an adequate period,or to wake up feeling refreshed.More than 70 different sleep disorders have been defined.

There can be certain triggers that can attributed to transient insomnia. Caffeine taken "too close to bedtime" can ruin a good nights sleep. Alcohol,while being a depressant reduces the quality of sleep.Some medications can interfere with sleep such as antihistamines, diet pills,and some antidepressants.Cigarette smoking can cause a person to wake up sooner from nicotine withdrawal.

Environmental issues could contribute to to insomnia: having a room too hot,cold,loud,or too light can make it to hard to get to sleep and stay asleep.Lack of exercise, working out to late at night, or having a partner that simply snores can keep you up all night.

Emotional stress can mentally be the worst, and  to be up all night wondering if and when you could fall asleep.Chronic insomnia can be a sign of something more medical or psychological going on.

Massage can be utilized as a treatment for insomnia,however it may not correct a mechanical or psychological dysfunction that leads to sleep deprivation, but it can improve the quality of sleep an can reduce the mental and physical stresses that interfere with sleep.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Massage and Headaches

Tension Headaches are by far one of the most common conditions a massage therapist will treat. There are many reasons for these types of headaches that are triggered by mechanical stresses.
  • Muscular,tendinous,or ligamentous injury to the head or neck structures 
  • Simple muscle tension involving the muscles at the the base of the skull (which can feel like all the tension is in the forehead). These muscles are vulnerable to the effects of emotional stress.
  • Subluxation or fixation of cervical vertebrae can irritate ligaments or cause muscle spasms, both of which lead to headaches.
  • Trigger points in the muscles of the head can refer pain all around the head.
  • Eyestrain is commonly overlooked as a possibility for a tension headache.
  • Any kind of ongoing mental or physical stress can change postural and movement patterns,which can lead to muscle spasms. Repetitive work situations are frequently the culprit behind chronic tension headaches.
There are other types of headaches
  • Vascular Headaches-These are often triggered by food allergies, hormonal fluctuation,and alcohol use.It is a "throbbing" pain with the pulse.
  • Migraines-very similar to the vascular headache the triggers tend to be the same. Studies have shown that people who suffer from migraines are frequently deficient in magnesium.
  • Cluster Headaches-These are fairly rare, not well understood tend to affect men more than women.
  • Sinus Headaches- among the vascular headaches because they also have to do with to much fluid in the skull.The fluid is contained in the sinuses rather than the cranium itself.
  • Chemical Headaches-triggered by a variety of chemical imbalances in the body.
The appropriateness of massage depends on what kind of headache it is.If its related to a serious underlying condition,or a viral or bacterial infection,then massage is not appropriate.
    Vascular headaches are usually so painful and could benefit from massage by may tend to wait until the pain has subsided some to seek treatment.
    For the most most common tension headaches,massage is indicated.These episodes are an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how many postural and movement patterns can create pain, and sometimes even in other parts of the body.It is a good opportunity to talk about making some changes to posture in everyday activities if repetitiveness is the cause of the headaches. Massage here would generally be very quiet and relaxing, in an attempt to release the tension.