Massage is More Than Just A Way to Relax

Pain in the Neck (and Shoulders, and Back, and Arms)

Does it hurt to turn your head to see cars in the lane behind you?

Do your knees and back feel stiff and achy?

Is it difficult to reach the cereal on the top shelf or bend down to pick up something off the floor?


Would you like to find an easy way to become more flexible, ease pain, improve your balance, and prevent falls that can threaten your independence?

Last week we talked about how bad posture affects our energy, our tendency toward chronic aches and pain, and the way we are perceived by others. So let’s talk about how massage can address all those concerns and more.

We all know that massage is relaxing, but did you also know that regular massage can boost your immunity, reduce stress, and improve mood? Did you also know that regular massage will help to improve your workouts by reducing muscle sorenessimprove flexibility, and make your regular exercise routine easier overall?

Book a treatment at our spa and experience all the benefits that massage has to offer. If you’re unsure what type of massage to book, our Signature Massage offers a blend of different massage techniques and is a great place to start.

Our Sports Massage is a more specific and targeted type of therapeutic massage that treats and/or aid in the prevention of injuries, helps improve flexibility and performance, and aids in mental clarity.

Book massage with Harlan and you’ll also find moves like the Floor Pretzel Stretch to do at home in order to boost overall flexibility and loosen up tight muscles, plus specific stretches to ease back pain, sore knees, and the neck and shoulder pain that comes from spending too much time sitting at a desk and working at a computer.

Here are three stretches you can do now while sitting at your desk to relieve aches and pains and rebalance your energy at work (via PopSugar).

Check out our other blogs at Richel D’Ambra for more tips on how to be a healthier you, and book an appointment today to get a jumpstart on wellness.

Harlan Ewers - Richel D'Ambra Spa and Salon Massage Therapist
Harlan Ewers, LMT
Massage Therapist / 7 Years Experience

Harlan is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Sports Massage. Other certifications include: Lifeguard / CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer, Sailing Instructor, Certified Pool Operation Technologist, and Wilderness First Responder. Harlan is currently pursuing a Degree in Kinesiology with the intention of achieving a Doctorate degree in Heath Sciences.




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Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon
10 Avenue of the Arts, 3rd Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 523-8035


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